Medon semiobscurus (FAUVEL 1875)

Assing, V., 2007, A revision of Western Palaearctic Medon. V. A new species from Iran and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 39 (1), pp. 23-32: 25-26

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Medon semiobscurus (FAUVEL 1875)


Medon semiobscurus (FAUVEL 1875)  

A d d i t i o n a l m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d Turkey: A y d ı n: 1 ex., Dilek Dağı , Kanyon, 37°41N, 27°10E, pine litter, 25.III.2006, leg. Martens (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 3 exs., Dilek Dağı , Kanyon, 37°41N, 27°10E, 70-370 m, 16.IV.2006, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Dilek Dağı , S Kanyon, 37°40N, 27°11E, 670 m, 17.IV.2006, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 5 exs., Dilek Dağı , S Güzelçamlı, 37°41N, 27°14E, 410 m, 28.IV.2006, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2 exs., Dilek Dağı , Kanyon, 37°41N, 27°10E, 70-200 m, 29.IV.2006, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; M u ğ l a: 3 exs., Bafa lake , southern shore, 37°29N, 27°29E, ca. 20 m, Mastix litter, 19.- 29.III.2006, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 3 exs., Bafa lake , Kapikiri, 37°30N, 37°32E, 120 m, 20.III.2006, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; A n t a l y a: 3 exs., 16 km NE Demirtas , 36°30N, 32°20E, 800-1100 m, 26.V.2006, leg. Weigel (cApf) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., 18 km NE Demirtas, 36°29N, 32°23E, 1550 m, 26.-28.V.2006, leg. Skale (cApf). Israel: 1 ex., Golan Heights , Merom Golan, 33°08N, 35°48E, 936 m, oak forest, 23./ 30.IV.2006, leg. Wrase (cSch) GoogleMaps   ; 2 exs. [det. Feldmann], Golan Heights , Merom Golan, 33°08N, 35°47E, 2.II. 2007, 830 m, oak forest, leg. Feldmann (cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., North District , Upper Galilee , Tanur reserve, Tanur river, 33°16N, 35°35E, floodplain forest, gravel bank, 1.V.2006, leg. Wrase (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 6 exs. [det. Feldmann], Upper Galilee , Meron Mts, Ya'ar Bar'am, 33°02N, 35°25E, 22.II.2005, leg. Assmann & Starke (cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 2 exs. [det. Feldmann], same data, but 3.II.2007 (cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex. [det. Feldmann], Upper Galilee , Hurfeish, 33°00N 35°22E, 3.II.2007, leg. Feldmann (cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex. [det. Feldmann], same data, but 3.II.2007, leg. Starke (cFel) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex. [det. Feldmann], Montfort env., Nakhal Kziv, 12.XII.1998, leg. Finkel ( TAU)   ; 1 ex. [det. Feldmann], same data, but 8.V.1999 ( TAU)   .

C o m m e n t: In the Eastern Mediterranean, this species is one of the most common representatives of the genus ( ASSING 2004a, 2004b, 2005, 2006). For a map illustrating its distribution see ASSING (2004a)


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