Leptusa (Stictopisalia) armeniaca PACE , 1989, PACE, 1989

Assing, Volker, 2017, On the Leptusa fauna of the Caucasus region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 49 (2), pp. 1049-1074: 1053-1054

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5183138

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5192038

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B86C04-1B29-FF81-4ED9-EBD314534E56

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Leptusa (Stictopisalia) armeniaca PACE , 1989
status

 

Leptusa (Stictopisalia) armeniaca PACE, 1989   ( Map 1 View Map 1 )

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d Armenia: 933, 4 ♀♀, 28 exs., 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 & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 5233, 25 ♀♀, 36 exs., 25 km S Kapan, N Gomarants Pass 39°02'N, 46°22'E, 2190 m, oak forest, litter and dead wood sifted, 7.VII.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 1733, 12 ♀♀, 21 exs., 25 km S Kapan, N Gomarants Pass, 39°02'N, 46°22'E, 2050 m, oak forest with Acer, Carpinus , and fern undergrowth, litter and dead wood sifted, 7.VII.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 433, 4♀♀, 6 exs., WSW Kapan , S Meghri Pass, 39°05'N, 46°11'E, 2170 m, oak forest margin, litter (partly moist litter under bushes) sifted, 8.VII.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 1333, 7♀♀, 4 exs., WSW Kapan , S Meghri Pass, 39°06'N, 46°10'E, 2090 m, stream valley, litter near stream sifted, 8.VII.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 1♀, 9 exs., 15 km S Kapan, SE Chakaten , 39°05'N, 46°29'E, 1010 m, mixed deciduous forest, litter between stones sifted, 9.VII.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 233, 1 ex., 25 km SW Kapan, 39°03'N, 46°15'E, 1890 m, stream valley, litter of Salix and other trees sifted, 10.VII.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: This species was originally described based on four type specimens from "Kafan" [= Kapan] ( PACE 1989) and subsequently reported also from Iran ( ASSING 2008). The above records represent the first Armenian records since the original description and reveal that L. armeniaca   is quite common in South Armenia. The currently known distribution is illustrated in Map 1 View Map 1 .