Oxypoda (Thliboptera) recta, Assing, 2006

Assing, Volker, 2018, Three new species of Oxypoda from Spain, Armenia, and Ukraine with notes on the fauna of Armenia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 111-127: 125-126

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Oxypoda (Thliboptera) recta


Oxypoda (Thliboptera) recta  ASSING, 2006

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Armenia: 1♂, S Martuni, Sulema Pass , 39°58'N, 45°14'E, 2340 m, road margin with bushes, litter and gravel sifted, 29. VI.2016, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 30 km NW Sisian , 39°46'33''N, 45°56'05''E, 2960 m, grassy slope with rocks, roots and debris sifted, 2.VII.2016, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 2 exs., N Yerevan, W Hrazdan , 40°30'28''N, 44°34'12''E, 1870 m, meadow, roots of grass and herbs sifted, 25. VI.2016, leg. Schülke ( MNB)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ex., 20 km S Sisian, Dastakert, 39°21'50''N, 46°01'27''E, 2080 m, grassy slope with scattered bushes, Formica -nest sifted, 1.VII.2016, leg. Schülke ( MNB)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀, Gavar , 40°21'01''N, 45°07'45''E, 1950 m, old poplar trees near river, litter and roots of herbs sifted, 25. VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, mountain range W Gavar , 40°19'59''N, 44°56'53''E, 2700 m, debris near snow field and moist litter on slope sifted, 26. VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 2♀♀, mountain range W Gavar , 40°20'40''N, 45°00'52''E, 2250 m, grassy slope, tall herbs and roses, roots and debris sifted, 26. VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, Vardenis mountain range SE Vardenis , 40°02'38''N, 45°46'12''E, 2730 m, slope below snowfields, grass and herb roots in shade of large rocks sifted, 27. VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 13♂♂, 11♀♀, SW Gavar , 40°15'18''N, 45°09'40''E, 2170 m, N-slope with scattered bushes, litter and roots roots sifted, 2.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 2♂♂, 3♀♀, S Spitak , 40°45'45''N, 44°16'23''E, 2000 m, deforested stream valley, bank of small stream, roots and moss sifted, 7.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, pass N Goris , 39°34'53''N, 46°19'39''E, 2110 m, grassy slope with stones, small straw heap sifted, 9.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss)GoogleMaps  .

C o m m e n t: Oxypoda recta  was previously known only from Turkey (ASSING 2012). The currently known distribution is remarkably discontinuous ( Map 3View Map 3). For previous records from Turkey see ASSING (2006, 2007).


Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute