Anaulacaspis caucasica ( FAGEL, 1969 )

Assing, Volker, 2016, Revision of the Anaulacaspis species of the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 66 (2), pp. 201-255 : 225-226

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https://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.66.2.201-255

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5884787

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scientific name

Anaulacaspis caucasica ( FAGEL, 1969 )
status

 

Anaulacaspis caucasica ( FAGEL, 1969)  

( Figs 31–34 View Figs 31–48 , Map 2 View Map 2 )

Melagria caucasica FAGEL, 1969: 11   f.

Type material examined: Holotype ♂: “Caucase / nigra   / nigra Hochh.   / R.I.Sc.N.B. 17.479, Falagria, Coll.   et det. A. Fauvel / G. Fagel det. 1969, Melagria caucasica   n. sp. / Type / Anaulacaspis caucasica (Fagel)   , det. V. Assing 2016” ( IRSNB)   . Paratypes: 1 ♂: “ Caucasus, Araxesthal , Leder . Reitter / Falagria nigra Grav., Coll. Reitter   / G. Fagel det. 1969, Melagria caucasica   n. sp. / Paratype / Anaulacaspis caucasica ( Fagel)   , det. V. Assing 2016” ( IRSNB); 1 ♀: “ Caucasus , Araxesthal , Leder Reitter / G. Fagel det. 1969, caucasica   n. sp. / Paratype / Anaulacaspis caucasica ( Fagel)   , det. V. Assing 2016” ( IRSNB)   .

Comment: The original description is based on a male holotype from “Caucase”, two male and one female paratypes from “Caucasus, Araxesthal” and one female paratype from “Caspi-M. Gebiet, Resano” ( FAGEL 1969).

Additional material examined: Azerbaijan: 1 ♂, Xanlar [“Helenendorf ”], leg. Reitter (NHMW).  

Iran: Azarbayjan-e Gharbi: 9 ♂♂, 8 ♀♀, road Khoy – Siyah Chesmeh , 9 km W Zar Abad, 38°47'N, 44°32'E, 1970 m, 30.VIII.2008, leg. Frisch & Serri ( MNB, cAss); GoogleMaps   2 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, road Khoy – Siyah Chesmeh, 17 km W Zar Abad, 38°46'N, 44°29'E, 2640 m, 30.VIII.2008, leg. Frisch & Serri ( MNB, cAss); GoogleMaps   3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, road Maku – Bazargan, 7 km road to Avajiq, 39°21'N, 44°19'E 1520 m, 27.VIII.2008, leg. Frisch & Serri ( MNB, cAss); GoogleMaps   10 ♂♂, 10 ♀♀ [partly slightly teneral], road Shot – Siyah Chesmeh , pass SW Shot, 39°09'N. 44°41'E GoogleMaps   , 1420 m, 28.VIII.2008, leg. Frisch & Serri ( MNB, cAss); GoogleMaps   1 ♂, 1 ♀, Shot – Siyah Chesmeh road, Qarah Kelisa , 39°06'N, 44°33'E, 1860 m, 28.VIII.2008, leg. Frisch & Serri ( MNB, cAss); GoogleMaps   1 ♂, NW Piranshah, 7 km road to Hashkan , 36°48'N, 45°05'E, 1600 m, 2.IX.2008, leg. Frisch & Serri (cAss). GoogleMaps   Ardabil: 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 15 km S Germi, Beldashi , 38°58'N, 48°00'E GoogleMaps   , 1270 m, 12.X.2011, leg. Frisch ( MNB, cAss)   .

Redescription: External characters as in A. nigra   , except as follows:

Elytra often extensively brown; legs reddish to reddishbrown; antennae reddish to dark-brown.

Eyes slightly longer than postocular region in dorsal view. Elytra approximately 1.1 times as long as pronotum. Abdomen narrower than elytra; posterior margin of tergite VIII convex, in the middle broadly truncate and with moderately long marginal setae ( Fig. 31 View Figs 31–48 ).

♂: head without depression in postero-median portion and with variable, fine and sparse to distinct and moderately dense punctation; pronotum with more or less distinct impression along middle and more or less extensively impressed in postero-median portion, punctation very dense and somewhat asperate; sternite VIII ( Fig. 32 View Figs 31–48 ) as in A. nigra   ; median lobe of aedeagus ( Figs 33–34 View Figs 31–48 ) approximately 0.28 mm long, ventral process in ventral view with a pair of conspicuous lateral projections in the middle, at base of ventral process with very weakly pronounced membranous median projection (lateral view).

♀: head with very fine and sparse punctation; pronotum with weakly pronounced impression along middle, punctation moderately dense and fine, not asperate.

Distribution and natural history: Confirmed records are known only from Azerbaijan and North Iran ( Map 2 View Map 2 ). The material from Iran was collected at altitudes of 1270–2640 m. Several specimens found in August are teneral.

IRSNB

Belgium, Brussels, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Anaulacaspis

Loc

Anaulacaspis caucasica ( FAGEL, 1969 )

Assing, Volker 2016
2016
Loc

Melagria caucasica

FAGEL, G. 1969: 11
1969