Quedius curtidens SMETANA , 1967, SMETANA, 1967

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Quedius curtidens SMETANA , 1967


Quedius curtidens SMETANA, 1967   ( Map 2 View Map 2 )

T y p e m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Holotype 3: "Suluhan, Toros, Anat. 11.VIII.47, Exp. N. Mus. ČSR. / Holotypus Quedius curtidens   / 1965 Smetana det. / Quedius curtidens   n. sp., Smetana det. 1965 / Mus. Nat. Pragae, Inv. 19644" ( NMP).  

A d d i t i o n a l m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Turkey:13, Artvin, 800 m, 7.VI.1986, leg. Besuchet & Löbl ( NMP)   ; 13, Samsun, 33 km SW Samsun, road Kavak to Asarcık, 7 km SE Kavak, 41°03'N, 36°07'E, 470 m, Quercus-Carpinus forest , litter sifted, 20.VII.2008, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 333, 2♀♀, Samsun, 41 km W Samsun, 27 km S Bafra , 41°19'N, 35°51'E, 220 m, stream GoogleMaps  

valley, beech forest with scattered alder, litter sifted, 21.VII.2008, leg. Assing (cAss); 13, Izmir, Meryemana - Selçuk ["Gelçuk"], 500 m, 9. V.1975, leg. Besuchet & Löbl ( NMP)   ; 1♀, Kahramanmaraş, 34 km SSW Kahramanmaraş, Doluca , 37°24'N, 36°42'E, 940 m, 4. V.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Hatay, 19 km S Antakya, SW Şenköy , 36°02'N, 36°07'E, 880 m, pasture, 5.IV.2004, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Hatay, Kislak ["Kislah"] - Şenköy , 800-850 m, 2.V.1978, leg. Besuchet & Löbl ( NMP). Syria: 13, Slumfeh, "Jabal al Musaryah" [=Nusairi range, = Jibal an Nusayriyah; 35°15'N, 36°17'E], 25.V.2002. leg. Skoupý (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, Jabal al Ansariyah mts., E Latakia, Slinfeh env., 1500 m, 28.IV.2000, leg. Benedikt ( NMP)   ; 1♀, Hermon mts., Burqush env., 1800-2200 m, 5. V.2000, leg. Benedikt ( NMP). Lebanon: 333, Ehmej , ca 34°08'N, 35°47'E, 1300 m, 25. V.-9. VI.2013, leg. Reuter (cFel, cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, Raifoun , 33°58'N, 35°42'E, 990 m, mixed oak forest, pitfall traps, 9.-12. VI.2016, leg. Reuter (cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 27 km NE Beirut, Kfardebian env., ca 1100 m, mixed oak forest, 10-26. V.2016, leg. Reuter (cFel). Israel: 233, 1♀, Har Meron , 33°00'N, 35°25'E, 1110 m, forest, pitfall trap, 31.VII.2010, leg. Drees (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, same data, but 13.XI.2010 (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, Upper Galilee, Ziv'on , 33°01'N, 35°25'E, 710 m, open land, pitfall trap, 27.XI.2005 (cFel) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The original description is based on a unique male from "Suluhan,

Toros" ( SMETANA 1967). According to ANLAŞ (pers. comm.), this locality is in Adana

province: Kozan, environs of Dağlıca village, ca 37°36'N, 35°50'E. The male listed in

Tab. 1 and the additional material listed above represent the first records since the

original description and the first records from Greece, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel

( HERMAN 2001). The currently known distribution is illustrated in Map 2 View Map 2 .


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