Oxypoda (Bessopora) soror

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 (Bessopora) soror


Oxypoda (Bessopora) soror   THOMSON, 1855

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Armenia: 1♂, N Yerevan, NW Hrazdan, 40°38'N, 44°30'E, 2010 m, mixed deciduous forest, litter and grass roots sifted, 27.VI.2016, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 18♂♂, 10♀♀, 12 exs., mountain range W Gavar, 40°21'N, 45°01'E, 2250 m, grassy slope, tall herbs and roses, roots and debris sifted, 26.VI.2017, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, SE Spitak, 40°48'N, 44°18'E, 1840 m, oak forest margin, litter and roots sifted, 7.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss).

C o m m e n t: Oxypoda soror   is widespread in Europe, but rare. The species was previously unknown from Armenia.