Habrocerus ibericus 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 : 139

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



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Habrocerus ibericus ASSING & WUNDERLE


Habrocerus ibericus ASSING & WUNDERLE

Additional material examined:

Morocco: 2 , Moyen Atlas , Ifrane, Cascades des Vierges (Park), 33°33'N, 5°07'W, 1550 m, Quercus ilex forest, 3.I.2002, leg. Bayer (cSch, cAss) GoogleMaps .

Spain: Andalucía: 1 ex., Cadiz, 14 km NE Alcalá de los Gazules , 36°32'N 5°39'W, 430 m, oak forest, 2.II.1999, leg. Zerche ( DEI) GoogleMaps ; 2 exs., Cadiz, Canuto Garganta del Medio, 15 km NE Alcalá de los Gazules , 36°32'N, 5°38'W, 450 m, litter of Rhododendron ponticum , 2.II.1999, leg. Zerche ( DEI) GoogleMaps ; 4 exs., Cadiz , ca. 10 km W Los Barrios, 36°11'N 5°34'W, 210 m, oak litter, 10.II.1999, leg. Zerche ( DEI) GoogleMaps ; 8 exs. [1 teneral], Cerro de la Novia , barranco at km 6 of A-375, 36°37'N, 5°30'W, ca. 700 m, collected together with H. capillaricornis , 19.II.2000, leg. Lompe (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., 15 km NNE Málaga, Montes de Málaga , 36°48'N, 4°22'W, 900 m, mixed pine and corktree forest, 24.XII.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 6 exs., ca. 25 km N Almuñécar, Sierra de Almijara , 36°53'N, 3°42'W, ca. 1200 m, mixed pine, oak, and corktree forest, 25.XII.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., E Jaén, SE Mancha Real, Sierra Almadén , ca. 37°45'N, 3°33'W, 1450-1850 m, Quercus ilex litter, 26.XII.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps . Castilla y León: 2 exs., Montes Aquilianos S Ponferrada , 42°26'N, 6°33'W, 1000m, 7.VIII.2002, leg. Behne ( DEI, cAss) GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Sierra de la Demanda, ca. 40 km E Burgos, NE Valmala, Rábanos , 42°18'N, 03°16'W, 1190 m, oak forest with grass, 12.X.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps . Castilla-La Mancha: 1 ex., Sierra de Segura , 7 km W Yeste, 38°21'N, 2°25'W, 1250 m, oak forest, 26.VII.2002, leg. Behne ( DEI) GoogleMaps ; 13 exs., Sierra de Alcaraz , ca. 15 km NNE Riópar, 38°32'N, 2°25'W, 1350 m, stream bank, litter of Salix and other trees, 7.IV.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 13 exs., Sierra de Alcaraz , ca. 15 km NNE Riópar, 38°35'N, 2°21'W, 1125 m, litter of deciduous trees near stream, 10.IV.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 2 exs., Sierra de Alcaraz , ca. 15 km NNE Riópar, 38°34'N, 2°20'W, 1120 m, moss and litter near stream, 10.IV.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps . Murcia: 1 ex., Sierra de Espuña , 1500 m, 7.VI.2003, leg. Forcke (cAss) . Aragón: 70 exs., 50 km ESE Teruel, 10 km N Rubielos de Mora , 40°14'N, 0°38'W, 1255 m, oak forest, 13.IV.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., WNW Teruel, Sierra de Albarracín, NE Noguera , 40°30'N, 1°35'W, 1625 m, NE-slope, oak forest, 11.IV.2003, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps . Islas Baleares: 1 ex., Mallorca, Lluc Coma Freda , 800 m, 24.III.2003, leg. Feldmann (cAss).

Portugal: 8 exs., Algarve , Serra de Monchique, Portela Viuva, 20.-21.II.1999, leg. Meybohm (cAss) ; 1 ex., Serra de Monchique , N Foia, 850 m, 18.II.1999, leg. Meybohm (cAss) .

The distribution of H. ibericus is confined to the Western Mediterranean. The species is not rare in the Iberian peninsula, but apparently very local in southern France. As mentioned in the preceding section, the record of H. ibericus from Corsica by DAUPHIN (2002) probably refers to H. pisidicus . The specimens from Morocco would represent the first record from North Africa, but, since they are females, the identification is somewhat uncertain. Male-based records would be required to confirm the presence of H. ibericus in North Africa.


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