Meotica pallens ( REDTENBACHER , 1849),

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen, 2019, The mother of synonyms: on the Meotica species of the Palaearctic Region (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 731-772: 753

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3738506

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3811225

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scientific name

Meotica pallens ( REDTENBACHER , 1849)
status

 

Meotica pallens ( REDTENBACHER, 1849)  ( Figs 29-31View Figs 29-38)

Homalota pallens REDTENBACHER, 1849: 662  .

Sipalia filaria CASEY, 1911: 150.

Homalota indocilis HEER, 1839: 333.

Sipalia tenuis MULSANT & REY, 1875b: 194.

Meotica lohsei BENICK, 1953: 66  f.; synonymy by MUONA (1991) and VOGEL (1991).

Meotica hanseni BENICK, 1953: 64  f.; nov.syn.

Meotica hanseni SCHEERPELTZ, 1954a: 58  ; preoccupied; synonymy by MUONA (1991) and VOGEL (1991).

Meotica strandi SCHEERPELTZ, 1958: 207  ; synonymy by MUONA (1991).

Meotica titschjacki BENICK, 1962:118  ; synonymy by VOGEL (1991).

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: NORWAY: 1♀, 55 km N Oslo, Roa , 3.VI.1961, leg. Strand (cVog)  . SWEDEN: 1♀, SW Stockholm, Södertälje , 24.VII.1977, leg. Lundberg (cVog)  . FRANCE: 1♂, 2♀♀, Vosges, Lignéville , 6.IV.1926 (cVog)  . GERMANY: several records. POLAND: 1♀, Węgliniec ( SMNG)  . SWITZERLAND: 1 ex., Vaud, Yverdon-les-Bains , 08.III.1966, leg. Comellini ( MHNG)  . AUSTRIA:V o r a r l b e r g:1♂,WBregenz,shoreof Bodensee, Speicherwiesen , 14.V.1999, leg. Assing (cAss)  ; 1♂, Höchst, NSG Rohrspitz , 25.X.1993, leg. Kapp (cVog)  ; 1♂, Rankweil , leg. Kapp (cVog)  ; 1♀, Bregenz, Lochau , 16.V.1999, leg. Gollkowski (cVog)  . CZECH REPUBLIC: 1♀, Františkovy Láznĕ, Soos , 18.IX.1960, leg. Smetana (cVog)  ; 1♀, Nový Bor env., Pihel , 13.IV.1979, leg. Sieber (cVog)  . SLOVAKIA: 1♀, Banska Bystrica , leg. Roubal (cVog)  . HUNGARY: 1♂, 2♀♀, Balatongyörök , 25.V.1995, leg. Sieber (cVog)  . ITALY: T r e n t i n o - A l t o A d i g e: 7 exs., Bolzano, Gries-San Quirino , 17.V.1956, leg. Peez ( TLMF)  ; 3 exs., Bressanone, floodplain of Eisack river , 17.III.1953, 22.X.1955 & 10.IV.1956, leg. Peez ( TLMF)  ; 1 ex., Merano , “Burgstaller Aue”, 24.XI.1990, leg. Kahlen ( TLMF)  ; 1♀, 14 km S Bolzano, Lago di Caldaro , 14.III.1971, leg. Kahlen (cVog)  . BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: 2♂♂, 4♀♀, Sarajevo env., Gromiljak , car-net, 6.V.1990, leg. Wunderle (cWun, cAss)  ; 1♀ Kraljeva-Sutesca-Zadoici, car-net, 5.V.1990,. leg. Wunderle (cWun). TURKEY: 1♀, Balıkesir, Kurucam Tepe , 39°42'N, 27°09'E, 710 m, 13.IV.2010, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 3♀♀, Muğla, Gölgeli Dağları , 20 km NE Köycegız, 37°03'N, 28°49'E, 1690 m, 6.X.2002, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Zonguldak, Ereğli , 15.V.1976, leg. Besuchet & Löbl (cVog)  ; 1♀, Erzincan, Tercan, Euphrate , 1400 m, 6.VI.1986, leg. Besuchet & Löbl (cVog)  .

C o m m e n t: BENICK (1953) attributed M. hanseni to SCHEERPELTZ (1954), but in providing and publishing characters and a name prior to SCHEERPELTZ (1954) he unintentionally made the name available, rendering M. hanseni SCHEERPELTZ, 1954 a junior primary homonym. It is an open question, however, whether the material cited by BENICK (1953) or that mentioned by SCHEERPELTZ (1954) should be considered the type material of M. hanseni BENICK, 1953. In any case, since the type material of M. hanseni SCHEERPELTZ, 1954 is conspecific with M. pallens  ( MUONA 1991, VOGEL 1991) and BENICK (1953) regarded the material listed in his description as conspecific with that examined by SCHEERPELTZ (1954), it follows that both of the names made available by Benick and Scheerpeltz refer to the same species and are junior synonyms of M. pallens  .

D i a g n o s i s: Wing-dimorphic species.

♂: sternite VIII weakly transverse, approximately as long as tergite VIII, posterior margin truncate or weakly concave; median lobe of aedeagus relatively large, approximately 0.35 mm long and shaped as in Figs 29-30View Figs 29-38; apical lobe of paramere blackish.

♀: posterior margin of sternite VIII convex; spermatheca relatively long and of distinctive shape ( Fig. 31View Figs 29-38).

C o n f i r m e d d i s t r i b u t i o n: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey; North America.

SMNG

Senckenberg Museum fuer Naturkunde Goerlitz

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

TLMF

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Meotica

Loc

Meotica pallens ( REDTENBACHER , 1849)

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen 2019
2019
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Meotica strandi SCHEERPELTZ, 1958: 207

SCHEERPELTZ O 1958: 207
1958
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Meotica hanseni SCHEERPELTZ, 1954a: 58

SCHEERPELTZ O 1954: 58
1954
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Meotica lohsei BENICK, 1953: 66

BENICK G 1953: 66
1953
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Meotica hanseni BENICK, 1953: 64

BENICK G 1953: 64
1953
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Homalota pallens REDTENBACHER, 1849: 662

REDTENBACHER L 1849: 662
1849
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CASEY, 1911: 150
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HEER, 1839: 333
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MULSANT & REY, 1875b: 194
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Meotica titschjacki BENICK, 1962:118

BENICK, 1962:118