Devia prospera ( Erichson, 1839 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 20-23

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scientific name

Devia prospera ( Erichson, 1839 )
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Devia prospera ( Erichson, 1839)  

( Figs. 22–23 View FIGURES 19–22 View FIGURES 23–30 in Lohse & Smetana 1985 (as De. prospera   and De. congruens   ))

Oxypoda prospera Erichson, 1839: 143   .

Dasyglossa prospera: Kraatz, 1856: 131   (as valid species).

Oxypoda congruens Casey, 1893: 292   .

Dasyglossa prospera: Casey, 1906: 318   (as valid species).

Dasyglossa congruens: Casey, 1906: 318   (as synonym of Das. prospera   ).

Dasyglossa prospera: Bernhauer, 1906: 348   (as valid species).

Dasyglossa prospera: Bernhauer, 1907: 402   (as valid species).

Dasyglossa prospera: Fenyes, 1920: 359   (as valid species).

Dasyglossa congruens: Fenyes, 1920: 359   (as synonym of Das. prospera   ).

Dasyglossa prospera: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 766   (as valid species).

Dasyglossa congruens: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 766   (as synonym of Das. prospera   ). Dasyglossa prospera: Lohse, 1974c: 284   (as valid species).

Devia prospera: Moore & Legner, 1975: 396   (as valid species).

Devia congruens: Moore & Legner, 1975: 396   (as synonym of De. prospera   ).

Devia prospera: Seevers, 1978: 248   (as valid species).

Devia congruens: Seevers, 1978: 248   (as valid species).

Devia prospera: Muona, 1984: 228   (as valid species).

Devia prospera: Lohse & Smetana, 1985: 294   (as valid species).

Devia congruens: Lohse & Smetana, 1985: 294   (as valid species).

Devia congruens: Lohse et al., 1990: 136   (as valid species).

Devia congruens: Ashe   in Newton et al., 2000: 361 (as valid species).

(Other references are omitted)

Type material. Lectotype of Oxypoda prospera   (here designated): “Germ. bor. Schüppel”, “5514”, “ prospera Er. Germ.   bor. Schüpp” ( ZMHB).  

Lectotype of Oxypoda congruens   (here designated): ♀, “ Helena Mon.[tana]”, “ Oxyp. [oda] congruens   ”, “TYPE USNM 39766” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925”, “CASEY determ. prospera   ­19” ( NMNH)   . Paralectotypes: ♂, “Mic.[higan]”, “ congruens   PARATYPE USNM 39766” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925”, “CASEY determ. prospera   ­14”   ; 2♀♀, “Mich.[igan]”, “ congruens   PARATYPE USNM 39766” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925”, “CASEY determ. prospera     ; ♀, “: Mon [tana, Helena ( Wickham )]”, “ congruens   PARATYPE USNM 39766” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925”, “CASEY determ. prospera   ­16” ( NMNH)   .

Additional material. CANADA: Alberta: 18 specimens, Athabasca Riv. at Rocky Riv., 13.viii.1965 (J. & W.Ivie); 1 specimen, Little Smokey River, 6 mi. S Guy, 4.viii.1965 (J. & W.Ivie) ( AMNH); British Columbia: 1 specimen, 9 mi. NW Wonowon, 56º50’N 121º57’W, 3.viii.1968 (W.Ivie) ( AMNH); Labrador: 2 specimens, Carter Basin, willow humus, 7.ix.1958; 1 specimen, ditto but 4.viii.1958; 1 specimen, ditto but moss under willow, 7.ix.1958; 2 specimens, ditto but moss on willow, 17.viii.1958 ( BMNH); Manitoba: ♀, Aweme (N.Criddle) ( NMNH (Casey collection)); 2 specimens, Riding Mt. Nat. Park, Whirlpool River at Rt. 19, 23.vi.1975 (L. & N.Herman) ( AMNH); Ontario: 2 specimens, Ottawa ( NMNH (Casey collection)); ♂, Nepigon, 6.vi.1918 (A.Fenyes) ( NMNH (Casey collection)); CZECK REPUBLIC: 2 specimens, Moravia (Reitter) ( NMNH (Casey collection)); RUSSIA: Magadan Reg.: 7 specimens, 25 km N Magadan, in grass, 3.vii.1985 (Yu.M.Marusik); 10 specimens, 30 km N Magadan, Snezhnaya Dolina, viii­ix.1996 (Yu.M.Marusik) ( SPSU); Ul’yanovsk Reg.: ♂, ♀, Ul’yanovsk, near the Sviyaga River, 5.v.1983 (Isayev) ( SPSU); UNITED STATES: Alaska: 2 specimens, env. of Fairbanks, Chena Ridge, Chena Ridge Rd., 64º50.57'N 147º52.83'W, 100 m, forest litter (V.I.Gusarov), 20.vii.1998 ( SPSU); 1 specimen, Big Delta, 64º09’N 145º50’W, 10.viii.1968 (W.Ivie); 13 specimens, Chatanika, 65º07’N 147º30’W, 13.viii.1968 (W.Ivie); 6 specimens, Fairbanks, 13.viii.1968 (W.Ivie) ( AMNH); California: Sierra Co.: 4 specimens, 6.5 mi. E Sierra City, N. Yuba River, 5600’, 25.vi.1976 (L. & N.Herman); Siskiyou Co.: 2 specimens, 1.5 mi. S McCloud, Soda Springs, 3200’, 1.vii.1976 (L. & N.Herman) ( AMNH); Colorado: Boulder Co.: 6 specimens, Boulder ( NMNH (Casey collection)); Chaffee Co.: ♀, Buena Vista, 7900–8000’, 1–6.vii.1896 (H.F.Wickham) ( NMNH (Casey collection)); Dolores Co.: 5 specimens, near Fish Creek, 27 mi. NE Dolores, 8200’, 24.vii.1976 (L. & N.Herman) ( AMNH); Michigan: Washtenaw Co.: 2 specimen, Ann Arbor ( AMNH); Minnesota: Carlton Co.: 6 specimens, 14 km SW Carlton, Hwy. 35, 46º33.56'N 92º35.98'W, 200 m, in forest litter, Betula   , Populus   , 10.vii.1999 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU); New Mexico: Colfax Co.: 9 specimens, Cimarron Canyon W of Ute Park, 6.x.1965 (J. & W.Ivie) ( AMNH); Oregon: Klamath Co.: 3 specimens, Kimball State Park, Wood River Spring, 2 mi. N Fort Klamath, 20.vi.1978 (J.Schuh, L. & N. Herman); 3 specimens, Wood River Spring, willow duff, 20.vi.1978 (J.Schuh & L.Herman); 2 specimens, ditto but 2.v.1974 (J.Schuh); 22 specimens, 7.5 mi. NW Klamath Falls, Geary Canal, Howard Bay of Upper Klamath Lake, 19.vi.1978 (J.Schuh, L. & N.Herman) ( AMNH); South Dakota: Custer Co.: 36 specimens, 7 mi. WSW Custer, North Pole Spring, 5500’, 15.vi.1981 (L.Herman) ( AMNH); Utah: San Juan Co.: 1 specimen, Monticello, 10.vi.1987 (L.Herman); Summit Co.: 1 specimen, 10 mi. ESE Kamas, Shingle Cr., 7700’, 10.vi.1981 (L.Herman); 15 specimens, 7 mi. ESE Kamas, Beaver Cr., 7300’, 10.vi.1981 (L.Herman) ( AMNH); Washington: Lewis Co.: 3 specimens, Packwood, Cowlitz Riv., leaf litter, 21–23.vii.1969 (L.Herman) ( AMNH); Wisconsin: Ashland Co.: 4 specimens, 9 mi. SW Marengo, near Beaver Lake, 23.vi.1981 (L.Herman); 4 specimens, ditto but 7.viii.1978 (L. & N.Herman); 8 specimens, 6 mi. S Marengo, near Brunsweiler Riv., 1400’, 7.viii.1978 (L. & N.Herman) ( AMNH); Bayfield Co.: 8 specimens, Bayfield (Wickham) ( NMNH (Casey collection)); Wyoming: Fremont Co.: 12 specimens, 10 mi. SW Lander, Middle Fork Popo Agie Riv., 7100’, 12.vi.1981 (L.Herman); 4 specimens, 16 mi. SW Lander Roaring Fork Creek, 8400’, 12.vi.1981 (L.Herman) ( AMNH).

Diagnosis. See Lohse 1974c (as Dasyglossa prospera   ); Lohse et al. 1990 (as De. congruens   ).

Discussion. There is some controversy on how many species of Devia   occur in North America. Bernhauer and Scheerpeltz (1926) listed Das. prospera   as a single valid species of Dasyglossa   and considered it as a Holarctic species. They listed Das. angularis   (Mäklin in Mannerheim, 1853) and Das. congruens   (both described from North America) as synonyms of Das. prospera   . Moore and Legner (1975) followed Bernhauer and Scheerpeltz (1926).

Seevers (1978) listed De. congruens   and De. prospera   as separate valid species, both represented in North America.

Muona (1984) confirmed that De. prospera   occurred in North America but did not comment on the status of De. congruens   , perhaps because he did not have an opportunity to examine the type of the latter species.

Lohse and Smetana (1985) designated the lectotype of Myrmedonia angularis Mäklin   in Mannerheim, 1853 and transferred it to the genus Lypoglossa Fenyes, 1918   in the tribe Athetini   . They considered De. prospera   and De. congruens   as separate species and illustrated the aedeagi for both. Lohse and Smetana (1985) were mostly interested in clarifying the status of My. angularis   and provided no information on the localities of the illustrated specimens; nor did Lohse and Smetana discuss the geographical distribution of De. prospera   and De. congruens   . In a later paper ( Lohse et al. 1990) dealing with the Arctic North American aleocharines Lohse mentioned only De. congruens   . Unfortunately, he did not explicitly state whether, in his opinion, De. prospera   occurred in North America.

Ashe ( Newton et al. 2000) states that only one species of Devia   (De. congruens   ) occurs in North America.

My examination of the types of Oxypoda prospera   and O. congruens   , as well as additional specimens did not reveal any differences between the specimens from the Nearctic and Palaearctic Regions in the shape of the aedeagus and the sclerites of its internal sac. The drawings in the paper by Lohse and Smetana (1985: Figs. 22–23 View FIGURES 19–22 View FIGURES 23–30 ) are very schematic and the difference between them results mostly from different extent of the evertion of the internal sac in the two preparations. I consider De. congruens   to be a synonym of De. prospera   , a species with Holarctic distribution and the single valid species in the genus Devia   .

Distribution. Devia prospera   has a circumpolar distribution. In North America De. prospera   is known from Canada (British Columbia, Northwest Territories ( Lohse et al. 1990), Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Labrador) and the United States (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan).

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Devia

Loc

Devia prospera ( Erichson, 1839 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Devia congruens:

Newton, A. F. & Thayer, M. K. & Ashe, J. S. & Chandler, D. S. 2000: 361
2000
Loc

Devia congruens:

Lohse, G. A. & Klimaszewski, J. & Smetana, A. 1990: 136
1990
Loc

Devia prospera: Lohse & Smetana, 1985: 294

Lohse, G. A. & Smetana, A. 1985: 294
1985
Loc

Devia congruens:

Lohse, G. A. & Smetana, A. 1985: 294
1985
Loc

Devia prospera:

Muona, J. 1984: 228
1984
Loc

Devia prospera:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 248
1978
Loc

Devia congruens:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 248
1978
Loc

Devia prospera: Moore & Legner, 1975: 396

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 396
1975
Loc

Devia congruens:

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 396
1975
Loc

Dasyglossa prospera: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 766

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 766
1926
Loc

Dasyglossa congruens:

Lohse, G. A. 1974: 284
Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 766
1926
Loc

Dasyglossa prospera: Fenyes, 1920: 359

Fenyes, A. 1920: 359
1920
Loc

Dasyglossa congruens:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 359
1920
Loc

Dasyglossa prospera:

Bernhauer, M. 1907: 402
1907
Loc

Dasyglossa prospera: Casey, 1906: 318

Casey, T. L. 1906: 318
1906
Loc

Dasyglossa congruens:

Casey, T. L. 1906: 318
1906
Loc

Dasyglossa prospera:

Bernhauer, M. 1906: 348
1906
Loc

Oxypoda congruens

Casey, T. L. 1893: 292
1893
Loc

Dasyglossa prospera:

Kraatz, G. 1856: 131
1856
Loc

Oxypoda prospera

Erichson, W. F. 1839: 143
1839