Oxypoda (Bessopora) haemorrhoa

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) haemorrhoa


Oxypoda (Bessopora) haemorrhoa   (MANNERHEIM, 1830)

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Armenia: 1♂, 35 km NW Sisian , 39°41'N, 45°47'E, 2080 m, swampy meadow, debris sifted, 3.VII.2016, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 4♂♂, 4♀♀, N Vanadzor, S Pushkin pass, 40°54'N, 44°26'E, 1780 m, forest margin with Quercus, Fagus, Sorbus, etc., litter and roots near small stream sifted, 1.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss); 3♂♂, 3♀♀, SW Goris, ESE Tatev , 39°22'N, 46°17'E, 1950 m, margin of mixed deciduous forest (Quercus, Carpinus, Acer, etc.), nest of Formica exsecta (det. Seifert) sifted, 13.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The specimens collected from ant nests are distinguished from the remaining material by a more slender habitus. The aedeagus, however, is identical. The above material represents the first records of this widespread and common species from Armenia.