Stenus pretoriensis Puthz, 1971

Janák, Jiří, 2022, Four new species and additional records of the genus Stenus of southern Africa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Steninae), Zootaxa 5174 (4), pp. 331-356 : 337

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5174.4.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B09A5F4E-31FA-44CE-BF50-007D1DEF43D6

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6986692

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B0B202-FFEC-BF6F-C0AA-F79AFA08FBE9

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scientific name

Stenus pretoriensis Puthz, 1971
status

 

Stenus pretoriensis Puthz, 1971

Type locality. South Africa, Gauteng Province, Pretoria .

Material examined. SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape: 6 ♂, 9 ♀: NE of Somerset East, NW Glen Avon farm, 32°42.7’S, 25°38.4’E, 17.xi.2021, J. Janák lgt. ( JJRC) GoogleMaps ; Free State: 3 ♂: 42 km S Bloemfontein, pond, Hwy N1, 29°28’ S, 26°08’ E, 16.xii.2009, treading, J. Janák lgt. ( JJRC) GoogleMaps ; KwaZulu-Natal: 2 ♂: Maloti-Drakensberg Park, 1880m, 29°17.3’ S, 29°36.0’ E, Highmoor NR, Caracal cave env., 1.i.2018, P. Bulirsch & M. Těšínský lgt. ( JJRC) GoogleMaps ; 21 ♂, 3 ♀ ( JJRC) : 10km NW of Winterton , pasture, pond, ca 28°45’ S, 29°25’ E, 21.xi.2006, J. Janák lgt. ( JJRC, in Janák (2008) erroneously reported as S. gerardi ) GoogleMaps ; Limpopo: 2 ♂: Rust de Winter NR, dam banks, treading, 25°13.65’S, 28°29.8’E, 28.xi.2021, J. Janák lgt., together with S. arenicola (JJRC) GoogleMaps .

Distribution. The species is recorded from South Africa only (Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo provinces).

Remarks. The labelling of Figs. 4 and 5 View FIGURES 1–12 in Puthz (2006) is incorrect. Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1–12 in the plate should be labelled as Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1–12 (refers in reality to S. gerardi and not to S. pretoriensis ) and Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1–12 should be labelled by Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1–12 (refers in reality to S. pretoriensis and not to S. gerardi ), which follows from next pictures ( Puthz 2006: Figs. 41–49 View FIGURES 38–46 View FIGURES 47–52 , 57–60 View FIGURES 53–66 ). The identification of records published by Janák (2008) as S. pretoriensis and S. gerardi were based simply on these pictures and should be corrected as follows: records of S. pretoriensis refers in reality to S. gerardi (KwaZulu-Natal: Crocodile Farm, Hluhluwe) and record of S. gerardi refers in reality to S. pretoriensis (10 km NW of Winterton).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Stenus