Quedius (Microsaurus) puncticollis Thomson, 1867

Salnitska, Maria & Solodovnikov, Alexey, 2018, Revision of the Quedius fauna of Middle Asia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylininae), Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 2, pp. 117-159: 122-123

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Quedius (Microsaurus) puncticollis Thomson, 1867


Quedius (Microsaurus) puncticollis Thomson, 1867  Fig. 3A

Herman 2001, 3249 (summary of literature); Kascheev 2001, 102 (distribution records); Assing and Schülke 2012, 466, 467 (diagnosis, distribution and bionomics, aedeagus illustration).

Material examined.

Tajikistan: 3 ♂, 1 ♀, Pamir-Alai, Hisaar Mts, Adshuk-Cleft near Warsob, Bachufer, 01-03.VII.1990, M. Schülke leg. (cSch).

Comments on taxonomy, distribution and bionomics.

Quedius puncticollis  is widely distributed in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe for which the latest summary of diagnostic characters, distribution and biology can be found in Assing and Schülke (2012). It is most similar to Q. ochripennis  from which it can be easily distinguished by the apically not lanceolate paramere with a broad and shallow apical emargination.

Quedis puncticollis  is commonly found in the burrows of small mammals, especially moles, also in bee and wasp nests ( Assing and Schülke 2012). Based on literature data (Table 1) and material examined here, there are only few records of Q. puncticollis  in Middle Asia: from southern Kazakhstan and southern Tajikistan.