Rugilus (Eurystilicus) japonicus WATANABE 1961

Assing, V., 2013, A revision of Palaearctic and Oriental Rugilus. III. Five new species from the Palaearctic region and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 45 (1), pp. 171-190: 185

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Rugilus (Eurystilicus) japonicus WATANABE 1961


Rugilus (Eurystilicus) japonicus WATANABE 1961  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Laos: 1 ex., Khammouane province, Ban Khounkham ( Nahin ), 18°13'N, 104°31'E, 300 m, disturbed primary rain forest, 3.-5.VI.2008, leg. Solodovnikov & Pedersen ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Vientiane province, Phou Khao Khouay , 18°20'N, 102°49'E, 700-800 m, strongly disturbed primary rain forest, near forest edge, flight interception trap, 26.-30.V.2008, leg. Solodovnikov & Pedersen ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., same data, but near strongly disturbed primary rain forest, at light, 25.-30.V.2008 (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 3 exs., Louangphrabang province, Thong Khan , 19°35'N, 101°58'E, 750 m, 11.-21.V.2002, leg. Kubaň ( NHMB, cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The vast distribution of R. japonicus   ranges from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, Indonesia, and southern Japan ( ASSING 2012a). The above specimens from Laos represent new country records.


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