Habrocerus canariensis ASSING & WUNDERLE

Assing, Volker, 2008, A revision of the Habrocerinae of the world. IV. A new species of Habrocerus from China and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 58 (1), pp. 135-144 : 140

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https://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.58.1.135-144

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Habrocerus canariensis ASSING & WUNDERLE


Habrocerus canariensis ASSING & WUNDERLE

Additional material examined:

Canary Islands: Gran Canaria: 1 ex., Bco. Cernicalos, 4.II.1989, leg. García (cGar). El Hierro: 5 exs. [1 teneral], Lomo Blanco, 6 km W Frontera, 550 m, fayal-brezal, 25.I.1998, leg. Behne ( DEI, cAss); 2 exs., Las Puntas, 27°48'N, 17°59'W, 50 m, fallow, in rotting plant debris, 4.I.2000, leg. Assing (cAss); 3 exs., El Golfo, laurisilva, leg. Franz ( NHMW); 4 exs., Mocanal near Valverde, leg. Franz ( NHMW). La Gomera: 3 exs. [2 teneral], N Roque de Agando, El Bailadero, 1050 m, laurisilva with Erica , 24.XII.1998, leg. Assing (cAss); 20 exs., El Cedro, E Ermitá N. S. de Lourdes, 1000 m, laurisilva, 24.XII.1998, leg. Assing (cAss); 29 exs., El Cedro, near Ermitá N. S. de Lourdes, 900-1000 m, laurisilva, 24.& 27.XII.1998, leg. Assing (cAss); 4 exs., NE Arure, Araña, 1000-1100 m, moist litter in laurisilva, 24.XII.1998, leg. Assing (cAss); 1 ex., N La Laguna Grande, barranco with laurisilva, 1250 m, 28.XII.1998, leg. Assing (cAss). La Palma: 3 exs., SW Franceses, Bco. de Los Hombres, 800 m, litter of Castanea and Erica , 1.IV.1999, leg. Assing (cAss); 1 ex., Roque Faro, 1000 m, Pinus wood with Myrica undergrowth, 1.IV.1999, leg. Assing (cAss); 1 ex., Barlovento, leg. Franz ( NHMW).

In contrast to La Gomera, the species appears to be very rare in La Palma and it seems to be absent from mature laurisilva, where only H. capillaricornis was observed. In El Hierro, H. canariensis was collected in rotting debris (together with several staphylinid species typically occurring in compost) at an altitude of only 50 m above sealevel; it was not found in the laurel woods at altitudes above 600 m, where it usually occurs in La Gomera and La Palma.


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