Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1903

Anlaş, Sinan, 2021, On the microphthalmous Lathrobium Gravenhorst species of Turkey II. Two new species, a new synonymy, and an updated key to Turkish species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Zootaxa 5052 (1), pp. 117-127 : 122-126

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5052.1.7

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Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1903
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Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1903  

( Figs. 19−34 View FIGURES 19–34 ; Map 1 View MAP 1 )

Lathrobium paphlagonicum Assing, 2001   syn. n.

Types examined: ♂: “ ASIA MINOR, GOEK-DAGH, v. BODEMEYER / bodemeyeri Bernh.   Type / Dr.M. Bernhauer donavit 10.IX.1942 / Typus Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer   /   Lectotypus ♂, Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer   , desig. V. Assing 2001 ” ( NHMW)   . ♂: “Anat. b., Cangal Dagh , 7-15.6.60, leg. F. Schubert / Holotypus ♂ Lathrobium paphlagonicum   sp. n. det. V. Assing ” ( NHMW)   .

Additional material examined: Turkey: Bartın: 1♂, 2♀, 07.IV.2021, Ulus, Uluyayla , 41°32’24’’N, 32°48’16’’E, 1000 m, leg. Örgel, Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . Bolu: 2♂, 1♀, 18.IV.2013, Mudurnu, Sülüklü Göl road, leg. Kunt ( AZMM)   . 3♂, 2♀, 03.VII.2020, Mudurnu, Ekinören 4 km NE, 40°33’27’’N, 31°04’50’’E, 830 m, leg. Örgel & Kacar ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 2♂, 1♀, 05.IV.2021, Mengen, Köprübaşı 5 km N, 40°57’16’’N, 31°51’57’’E, 775 m, leg. Örgel, Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, Yedigöller , 14.V.1987, leg. Schönmann & Schillhammer, L. bodemeyeri V. Assing   det. 2001 ( NHMW)   . Çorum: 1♂, 22.VI.2020, Kargı, Tepelice 3 km W, 41°12’41’’N, 34°27’30’’E, 1870 m, leg. Örgel & Kacar ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . Düzce: 1♂, 1♀, 01.VII.2021, Kaynaşlı, Biçkıyanı 5 km N, 40°40’39’’N, 31°22’21’’E, 1200 m, leg. Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . Eskişehir: 1♀, Bodemeyer, Asia-minor, Bos Dagh (=Sündiken Dağları) L. bodemeyeri V. Assing   det. 2001 ( NHMW)   . 1♂, 12.III.2018, Sündiken Dağları , 39°59’26”N, 31°00’47”E, 1253 m, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 2♀, 21.VI.2016, Sarıcakaya , 40°02’38”N, 30°53’43”E, 336 m, MSS trap ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . Karabük: 1♂, 1♀, 06.IV.2021, Eskipazar, Sallar 1 km SW, 40°57’41’’N, 32°45’44’’E, 1277 m, leg. Örgel, Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . Kastamonu: 6♂, 3♀, 06.V.2021, Azdavay, Topuk 3 km W, 41°41’01’’N, 33°21’00’’E, 1010 m, leg. Örgel, Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, 2♀, 10.VII.2020, Pınarbaşı, Uzla 4 km NW, 41°43’12’’N, 32°56’36’’E, 815 m, leg. Örgel & Kacar ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . Sakarya: 1♂, Goek Dagh , leg. v. Bodemeyer, L. bodemeyeri V. Assing   det. 2001 ( NHMW)   . 1♀, klein-Asien, Goek Dagh , leg. Bodemeyer, coll. J. Fodor (cotype) ( NMPC)   . 1♀, klein-Asien, Goek Dagh , leg. Bodemeyer, coll. Rambousek (det. C. Koch as L. elangatulum Kraatz   ) ( NMPC)   . 3♂, 4♀, 01.VII.2021, Akyazı, Boztepe 5 km N, 40°30‘38‘‘N, 30°41‘44‘‘E, 1058 m, leg. Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 3♂, 6♀, 01.VII.2021, Akyazı, Boztepe 5 km NE, 40°31’07’’N, 30°42’32’’E, 1010 m, leg. Kacar & Çelik ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   .

Sinop: 1♀, 19.V.2014, Tıngıroğlu village , 41°47’32”N, 35°00’12”E, leg. Koç ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 3♂, 3♀, 23.VI.2020, Ayancık, Kurtköy 5 km W, Çangal Dağları , 41°47’29’’N, 34°44’23’’E, 1100 m, leg. Örgel & Kacar ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   .

Zonguldak: 1♂, 1♀, 08.IV.2021, Ayvatlar 2 km SW, 41°17’54’’N, 31°49’19’’E, 364 m, leg. Örgel, Kacar & Çelik. Doubtful GoogleMaps   record: Hatay: 1♂, 16.IV.1966, Arsuz (Hatay), Kompost , Türkei-Exped. 1966, Naturhist. Mus. Wien , wahrscheinlich Fundortsverwechslung, Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer   det. V. Assing GoogleMaps   2002.

Remarks: Bernhauer (1903) described this species based on an unspecified number of syntypes from Goek Dagh (Gökdağ, Samanlı Dağları, Sapanca, Sakarya) in Turkey.A lectotype of this species was designated by Assing (2001) who also provided illustrations. This species is widely distributed in Northwestern Anatolia. The original description of L. paphlagonicum   is based on a male holotype, and a male and female paratype from Cangal Dagh (Çangal Mountains) in Sinop province, Turkey ( Assing, 2001). Later, Assing (2004, 2009, 2011) recorded this species from several localities in Sinop and Kastamonu provinces. I studied the type specimens of L. bodemeyeri   and L. paphlagonicum   in the collections of the NHMW during a visit in 2021 ( Figs 19−34 View FIGURES 19–34 ).

Accoding to Assing (2001), L. paphlagonicum   is distinguished from L. bodemeyeri   by the larger body ( L. paphlagonicum   , 5.4−6.3 mm long; L. bodemeyeri   , on avarage 6.0 mm long), by the different shape of pronotum in dorsal view ( L. paphlagonicum   , lateral margins weakly concave a short distance before middle; L. bodemeyeri   , lateral margins mostly straight or weakly convex), by the much finer punctation on the abdomen, by the abdomen more distinctly darker than forebody and by the different shape of the aedeagus ( L. paphlagonicum   , in lateral view with ventral process weakly and smoothly bent, dorso-apical sclerite in lateral view wider; L. bodemeyeri   , in lateral view with ventral process more distinctly and more abruptly bent, dorso-apical sclerite in lateral view narrow).

An examination of material from various localities of the distribution revealed that both external ( Figs 35−46 View FIGURES 35–46 ) and aedeagal characters ( Figs 47−64 View FIGURES 47–64 ) of L. bodemeyeri   are subject to remarkable intraspecific variation and overlap with those of L. paphlagonicum   . Consequently, there is little doubt that L. paphlagonicum   is conspecific with L. bodemeyeri   . Thus, L. paphlagonicum   is here proposed as a synonym of L. bodemeyeri   .

L. bodemeyeri   is known from Bartın, Bolu, Çorum, Düzce, Eskişehir, Karabük, Kastamonu, Sakarya, Zonguldak provinces in Turkey ( Bernhauer, 1903; Bordoni, 1980, Assing & Schülke, 2000; Assing, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014; Anlaş, 2018 and present paper). It seems that this species is confined to northwestern and central western Anatolia. The species has also been recorded from Greece (Makhedonia, W Kilkis, Metallikon, 20.III.1978, leg. Heinz) by Assing (2001) and from Hatay province in the southest Anatolia (see in the additional material examined).

The record in Greece is situated 650 km to the nearest Turkish locality (Sakarya province). Thus, this species was recorded far outside of its known distribution in Turkey. Despite the extensive field studies I have carried out, L. bodemeyeri   has never been recorded from further west of Sakarya province in Turkey, so this record seems doubtful. In the same way, since the record from Hatay province is far outside the known distribution, it requires confirmation. The most likely explanation for the records is that the specimens were mislabeled. It has been observed for material collected by Heinz before (for a precedent see the section on Leptobium syriacum (Saulcy)   in Assing (2017)). The collector was in Turkey in the same year. Thus, L. bodemeyeri   should be removed from the list of Greek Lathrobium   .

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

NMPC

National Museum Prague

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Lathrobium

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Lathrobium bodemeyeri Bernhauer, 1903

Anlaş, Sinan 2021
2021
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Lathrobium paphlagonicum

Anlaş 2021
2021
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Lathrobium paphlagonicum

Assing 2001
2001
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bodemeyeri Bernh.

Bernhauer 1903
1903
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Lathrobium bodemeyeri

Bernhauer 1903
1903
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Lathrobium bodemeyeri

Bernhauer 1903
1903