Oxypoda (Thliboptera) antennata BERNHAUER 1902, BERNHAUER. Benedikt Feldmann, 1902

Assing, V., 2006, On some species of Oxypoda MANNERHEIM from Turkey and adjacent regions (Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 38 (1), pp. 277-331: 292-294

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Oxypoda (Thliboptera) antennata BERNHAUER 1902


Oxypoda (Thliboptera) antennata BERNHAUER 1902   ( Figs 10-16 View Figs 1-16 , Map 5 View Map 5 )

Oxypoda (Sphenoma) antennata BERNHAUER 1902: 184   f.

Oxypoda (Oxypoda) lindbergi SCHEERPELTZ 1958: 35   ff.; syn.n.

Oxypoda (Sphenoma) mysica FAGEL 1971: 137   ff.; syn.n.

Type material examined:

O. lindbergi   : Holotype 3: Voyage en Turquie, Dr. K Lindberg, 56, Loc. Nr. 394 / Chamounis, tamisage de terre, 22.9. / Typus Oxypoda Lindbergi O. Scheerpeltz   / Oxypoda Lindbergi   nov. spec. / ZML. 1995, 338 / Holotypus Oxypoda lindbergi Scheerpeltz, V. Gusarov   vid. 1995 / Oxypoda lindbergi Scheerp.   3, V. Gusarov det. 1995 / Oxypoda antennata Bernhauer   det. V. Assing 2006 ( MZL).

O. mysica   : Paratypes: 10 exs. [2 exs. eaten by Anthrenus]: Anatolie occ., Uludagh (5), 1800-1900

m, VI.1970, G. Fagel / Paratype / G. Fagel det. mysica n. sp. / Oxypoda antennata Bernhauer   det.

V. Assing 2006 ( IRSNB).

Additional material examined: Turkey, Antalya: 13, S Elmalı, Çamkuyusu , 36°34N, 29°58E, 1300 m, 25.IV.2001, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, Saklikent , 1650-1900 m, 17. VI.1994, leg. Pütz (cAss)   . Mersin: 333, N Anamur , 31 km N Ermenek, 36°38N, 33°01E, 1770 m, 21.IV.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: Anamur env., Abanoz , 36°21N, 32°56E, 1240 m, 20. V.2000, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 333, 3 exs., N Anamur , 16 km N Ermenek, 36°28N, 32°51E, 1420 m, 22.IV.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 1♀, road to Güzeloluk, S Aydinlar , 36°45N, 34°08E, 1380 m, 4. V.2004, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 233, Güzeloluk-Erdemli, S Aydinlar , 36°45N, 34°08E, 1350 m, 7. V.2004, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, ca. 25 km NW Erdemli , 36°43N, 34°10E, 1150 m, Quercus litter, 29.XII.2000, leg. Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 13, 3♀♀, ca. 20 km WNW Mut , 36°41N, 33°36E, 1250 m, pine forest, 25.XII.2000, leg. Assing, Wunderle (cAss, cWun) GoogleMaps   ; 13, ca. 20 km WNW Mut , 36°49N, 33°19E, 1320 m, pine forest with Quercus ilex, 25.XII.2000, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Adana: 1♀, 25 km N Kozan, Kozan-Feke , 37°41N, 35°51E, 775 m, 26.IV.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Kahramanmaraş: 1♀, 10 km N Andırın, Çokak , 37°39N, 36°21E, 1150 m, 1.-2. V.2005, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

R e d e s c r i p t i o n: Rather large species, 4.7-6.2 mm. Habitus as in Fig. 10 View Figs 1-16 . Coloration variable: head dark blackish brown to blackish; pronotum castaneous to black; elytra reddish to blackish brown; abdomen dark brown to black, with the margins of the segments often paler; legs reddish yellow to light brown; antennae brown to dark brown, with the basal 3-4 antennomeres paler.

Head with distinct microsculpture and with relatively dense and fine, but distinct puncturation; eyes moderately large, approximately as long as postocular region in dorsal view ( Fig. 11 View Figs 1-16 ); antennae slender, all antennomeres oblong ( Fig. 12 View Figs 1-16 ); penultimate joint of maxillary palpus approximately three times as long as wide.

Pronotum relatively large and moderately transverse; puncturation slightly finer and denser than that of head; microsculpture shallower than that of head ( Fig. 11 View Figs 1-16 ). Elytra at suture approximately 0.8 times as long as pronotum (brachypterous morph) or approximately 0.9 times as long as pronotum (macropterous morph); puncturation dense and slightly asperate. Hind wings dimorphic; either of reduced length, weakly projecting from under elytral hind margins ( Fig. 11 View Figs 1-16 ), or fully developed. Legs slender; metatarsomere I approximately as long as combined length of metatarsomeres II-IV or even slightly longer. Abdomen widest at segments III/IV, slightly tapering posteriad; puncturation and pubescence very fine and dense; microsculpture indistinct or absent, interstices shining; posterior margin of tergite VII with narrow palisade fringe.

3: tergite VIII approximately 1.15-1.20 times as long as wide, its posterior margin weakly concave in the middle; sternite VIII 1.10-1.15 times as long as wide, its posterior margin broadly convex ( Fig. 13 View Figs 1-16 ); median lobe of aedeagus as in Fig. 15 View Figs 1-16 .

♀: posterior margin of sternite VIII truncate; spermatheca as in Fig. 16. View Figs 1-16

C o m p a r a t i v e n o t e s: From other Turkish species of Thliboptera   , O. antennata   is distinguished especially by the long antennae, its large size, its wing dimorphism, and the sexual characters, particularly the median lobe of the aedeagus and its subapical internal structures.

C o m m e n t s: In the original description of O. lindbergi   , which is based on a single holotype male, SCHEERPELTZ (1958) erroneously attributed the species to the subgenus Oxypoda MANNERHEIM   , suggesting a closer relationship to O. lividipennis MANNERHEIM   - now a synonym of O. acuminata (STEPHENS)   - and O. longipes MULSANT & REY.  

An examination of the type material of both O. lindbergi   and O. mysica   revealed that they are doubtlessly conspecific. According to ZERCHE (in prep.), who studied type material both of O. antennata   and of O. mysica   , the latter is a junior synonym of the former. Consequently, both O. mysica   and O. lindbergi   are here placed in the synonymy of the senior name O. antennata   .

D i s t r i b u t i o n a n d b i o n o m i c s: The speciesisapparently rather widespread in Turkey ( Map 5 View Map 5 ). It has been collected in the Uludağ and the Abant Dağı in northwestern Anatolia ( FAGEL 1971), as well as in various localities in southern Turkey (Antalya, Mersin, Adana, Kahramanmaraş)   ; queries aiming at an identification of the type locality of O. lindbergi   (" Chamounis ") were unsuccessful, but it should be situated in the Van lake area, since it was collected one day before Lindberg was in Van on the eastern shore of lake Van ( SCHEERPELTZ 1958). Most , if not all of the examined specimens were sifted from forest leaf litter   ; the altitudes range from 1150 to 1900 m.


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Oxypoda (Thliboptera) antennata BERNHAUER 1902

Assing, V. 2006

Oxypoda (Sphenoma) mysica

FAGEL G 1971: 137

Oxypoda (Oxypoda) lindbergi SCHEERPELTZ 1958: 35


Oxypoda (Sphenoma) antennata BERNHAUER 1902: 184

BERNHAUER M 1902: 184