Leptobium ponticum ASSING 2005

Assing, V., 2009, A revision of Leptobium CASEY. III. A new species from Iran and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 41 (2), pp. 1247-1252 : 1249

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Leptobium ponticum ASSING 2005


Leptobium ponticum ASSING 2005  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Turkey: S i n o p: 28exs.,15kmSWSinop, S Kılıçlı, 41°57'N, 35°02'E, 80 m, grassy road margin, grass between shrubs, sifted, 3.IV.2009, leg. Assing, Wunderle (cAss, cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 22 exs., ca. 22 km S Sinop, N Lala, 41°53'N, 35°03'E, 160 m, oak and laurel forest with undergrowth, sifted, 31.III.2009, leg. Assing, Wunderle (cAss, cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., 30 km SW Sinop, 7 km NW Erfelek , 41°58'N, 34°50'E, 65 m, mixed deciduous forest (Carpinus, Quercus, Laurus), sifted, 2.IV.2009, leg. Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: This recently described species was previously known only from the type locality near Sinop. The new records suggest that it is not uncommon in Sinop province.