Aleochara (Ceranota) cf. erythroptera, GRAVENHORST, 1806

Assing, Volker, 2007, On the Aleocharini of Turkey, with notes on some species from adjacent regions (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 57 (1), pp. 177-209: 197

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http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.57.1.177-209

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scientific name

Aleochara (Ceranota) cf. erythroptera
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Aleochara (Ceranota) cf. erythroptera   ( Figs 74-83 View Figs 74-86 )

Material examined: Aydın: 1 ♂, 15 km NNE Aydın, Imambaba T., 37°56´38N, 27°53´40E, 1410 m, 5.IV.2006, leg. Wunderle (cWun) GoogleMaps   .

Comments: The above specimen is a small male. Measurements (in mm) and ratios: AL: 1.13; HL: 0.53; HW: 0.56; PW: 0.76; PL: 0.60; EL: 0.45; EW: 0.92; AW: 0.91; TiL: 0.59; TaL: 0.47; ML: 0.59; TL: 4.1; HL/HW: 0.95; PW/HW: 1.35; PW/PL: 1.25; EL/PL: 0.75; EW/PW: 1.22; AW/EW: 0.98; TiL/TaL: 1.26.

The specimen is characterised by a relatively large head (in relation to the pronotum) ( Figs 74- 75 View Figs 74-86 ), relatively short antennae ( Fig. 76 View Figs 74-86 ), the weakly transverse pronotum ( Fig. 75 View Figs 74-86 ), very sparse puncturation of the abdomen ( Fig. 76 View Figs 74-86 ), and shallow impressions with tomentose pubescence on the male sternites IV and V ( Figs 77-78 View Figs 74-86 ). The aedeagus is somewhat smaller than is usually the case in A. erythroptera   seen from Turkey, but otherwise identical ( Figs 82-83 View Figs 74-86 ). Based on the similarity of the male primary sexual characters, the specimen is here tentratively attributed to A. erythroptera   , despite the observed differences in the external differences, especially in the puncturation of the abdomen.