Oxypoda (Mycetodrepa) alternans

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

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Oxypoda (Mycetodrepa) alternans


Oxypoda (Mycetodrepa) alternans   (GRAVENHORST, 1802)

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Armenia: 1♀, 20 km SSE Goris, Shurnukh , 39°22'N, 46°25'E, 1720 m, Quercus and Carpinus forest, litter and dead wood sifted, 5.VII.2016, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2 exs., E Dilijan, road Ttujur - Berd , 40°41'N, 45°20'E, 1900 m, moist mixed deciduous forest with Fagus orientalis, Sorbus, etc., litter and roots sifted, 30. VI.2017, leg. Schülke ( MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 7♂♂, 11♀♀, E Dilijan, road Ttujur - Berd 40°44'N, 45°18'E, 1930 m, slope with beech and bushes, litter, roots, and mushrooms sifted, 30. VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 3♀♀, WSW Dilijan , Kalavan, 40°38'N, 45°06'E, 2100 m, forest at timber line with oak and birch, litter and large fungus on oak sifted, 5.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: This common and widespread fungicolous species is reported from Armenia for the first time.


Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute