Myllaena infuscata, Kraatz, 1853

Assing, Volker, 2018, On some Myllaena species in the East Mediterranean and Caucasus regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (2), pp. 1015-1032: 1029

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Myllaena infuscata


Myllaena infuscata   KRAATZ, 1853

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Armenia: 2♀♀, 1 ex., ENE Dilijan , Hovk, 1290 m, 40°48'N, 45°01'E, stream valley, moist litter near stream sifted, 3.VII.2017, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, ca. 30 km W Kapan , 39°15'N, 46°08'E, 1680 m, river bank, litter and debris sifted, 11.VII.2018, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, 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 ( MNB). Nagorno-Karabakh : GoogleMaps   4♀♀, 1 ex., ca. 40 NW Stepanakert, W Vank, 40°01'N, 46°27'E, 1420 m, S-slope with mixed deciduous forest, moist litter near small stream sifted, 3.VII.2018, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, 8 km N Berdzor , 39°42'N 46°32'E, 1220 m, N-slope with mixed deciduous forest and small stream, litter and debris near stream sifted, 7.VII.2018, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: According to SCHÜLKE & SMETANA (2015), this species is widespread in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, and has even been reported from Kashmir and North Africa. Many of these records, however, require confirmation.

The above specimens represent the first records from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.