Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 30-33

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Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806 )
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Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806)  

( Fig. 155 View FIGURES 155–156 in Strand & Vik 1964)

Aleochara graminicola Gravenhorst, 1806: 176   .

Homalota granulata Mannerheim, 1846: 508   (misspelled as Stonalota granulata   ).

Liogluta (Megista) graminicola: Mulsant & Rey, 1874a: 624   (as valid species).

Atheta (Megista) graminicola: Bernhauer, 1907: 394   (as valid species).

Atheta graminicola: Fenyes, 1907: 61   (as valid species).

Atheta granulata: Fenyes, 1907: 61   (as synonym of At. graminicola   ).

Atheta (Homalotusa) lanei Casey, 1910a: 10   , syn. nov.

Atheta (Megista) nomadica Casey, 1910a: 15   , syn. nov.

Atheta (Megista) graminicola: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 659   (as valid species).

Atheta (Megista) granulata: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 659   (as synonym of At. graminicola   ).

Atheta (Megista) nomadica: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 659   (as valid species).

Atheta (Homalotusa) lanei: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 655   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) graminicola: Strand & Vik, 1964: 155   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) graminicola: Benick & Lohse, 1974: 195   (as valid species).

Atheta graminicola: Lohse & Smetana, 1985: 286   (as valid species).

Atheta granulata: Lohse & Smetana, 1985: 284   (as valid species).

Atheta graminicola: Lohse et al., 1990: 190   (as valid species).

Atheta granulata: Lohse et al., 1990: 189   (as valid species).

Atheta nomadica: Lohse et al., 1990: 189   (as synonym of At. granulata   ).

(Other references are omitted)

Type material. Lectotype of Aleochara graminicola   (here designated): ♂, “5349”, “ graminicola Gr.   ”, “Zool. Mus. Berlin ” ( ZMHB)   . Paralectotypes: 2♂♂, 2♀♀, without labels; ♀, “Angl. Rudd”   ; ♀, “Nordeur. Schupp.” ( ZMHB)   .

Lectotype of Homalota granulata   (designated by Lohse and Smetana (1985)): UNITED STATES: Alaska: ♀, Unalaska Island (Cygnaeus) ( MZHF).  

Lectotype of Atheta lanei   (here designated): ♀, “ Lane Co., Or.[egon]”, “ lanei Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39462” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH).  

Lectotype of Atheta nomadica   (here designated): ♀, “ Nome , Alaska ”, “ nomadica Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39478” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH).  

Additional material. CANADA: Alberta: ♂, ♀, Banff (Fenyes); 3♀♀, 2 mi. S Ponaka, Battle Riv. marsh, 6.viii.1976 (P.M.Hammond); ♂, 2♀♀, Waterton N. P., Cameron Lake, 540’, 2–4.viii.1976 (P.M.Hammond) ( BMNH); British Columbia: ♂, Alta Lake, 1.viii.1975 (J.M. & B.A.Campbell) ( CNCI); Labrador: ♀, L’Anse au Loup, 9.viii.1972 (J.M.Campbell); 2♂♂, Hebron, 9.vii.1954 (J.F.McAlpine) ( CNCI); Manitoba: ♀, Churchill, 29.vi.1937 (W.J.Brown); ♀, ditto but 20.vii.1937; ♂, ditto but 18.viii.1937; ♂, 2♀♀, ditto but 16.vi.1937; 2♂♂, 6♀♀, ditto but 4.vi.1952 (J.G.Chillcott); 4♂♂, 4♀♀, ditto but 13.vi.1952; ♂, 3♀♀, ditto but 17.vi.1952; ♂, ♀, ditto but 2.viii.1952; 3♂♂, ♀, ditto but 5.viii.1952; ♂, ditto but 15.viii.1952; ♀, ditto but 27.viii.1948 (W.R.Richards) ( CNCI); Newfoundland: ♂, Long Range Mts., 50º34’N 56º56’W, 1400’, 24.vii.1969 (M.J.D.Brendell) ( BMNH); Northwest Territories: 2♀♀, Ft. Simpson, Harris River, 15.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); ♂, ditto but 10.vi.1972; 5♂♂, 19♀♀, Trail River, 32 mi. NW Ft. Simpson, 16.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); 3♂♂, 4♀♀, Hwy. 3, 5 mi. SE Ft. Simpson, 17.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); 3♂♂, 2♀♀, ditto but 21.vi.1972; ♀, Hwy. 3, 8 mi. SE Ft. Simpson, 18.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); ♂, Spence River, 38 mi. SE Ft. Simpson, 19.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); 3♂♂, 13♀♀, Reindeer Sta., Caribou Hills, 30.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); ♀, Yellowknife, 20.v.1953 (J.G.Chillcott); ♂, ditto but 29.v.1953; 2♀♀, Aklavik, 9.vi.1956 (R.E.Leech); 2♀♀, ditto but 12.vi.1956; ♂, ditto but 14.vi.1956; ♂, ditto but 3.vii.1956; ♀, ditto but 6.vii.1956; ♂, ditto but 13.vi.1956 (E.F.Cashman); ♀, ditto but 16.vi.1953 (C.D.Bird); 10♀♀, Inuvik, Shell Lk., 27.vi.1972 (A.Smetana); ♀, ditto but 1.vii.1972 (A.Smetana); 6♀♀, ditto but 25.vi.1972; 2♂♂, ♀, Reindeer Depot, Mackenzie Delta, 8.viii.1948 (W.J.Brown); ♀, Kidluit Bay, N. Richards Is., 26.vii.1948 (T.J.R.Vockeroth); ♀, Muscox L., 64º45’N 108º10’W, 2.viii.1953 (J.G.Chillcott); 3♂♂, 1 specimen, ditto but 21.vii.1953 (J.G.Chillcott); ♂, Salmita Mines, 64º05’N 111º15’W, 20.vi.1953 (J.G.Chillcott); 2♀♀, Unnamed Lake, 18 mi. NW Inuvik via East Channel, 26.vi.1972 (A.Smetana) ( CNCI); Ontario: ♂, 2♀♀, Butterfly Lk., 13 mi. S Sioux Lookout, 17.vi.1973 (Campbell & Parry) ( CNCI); Québec: 7♂♂, 15♀♀, Blanc Sablon, 9.viii.1972 (J.M.Campbell); ♂, 2♀♀, Koroc Riv., in leaf litter beside stream, 3.viii.1986 (A.V.A. & S. Morgan); ♂, Whale Riv., 8.vii.1949 (J.R.Vockeroth) ( CNCI); Yukon Territory: ♀, Caribou Bar Creek, 20.vi.1972; 2♂♂, 5♀♀, McQuesten Lk., 15 mi. SW Keno, 19.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♂♂, 3♀♀, Mi. 1034, Alaska Hwy., near Kloo Lake, 5.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); 4♀♀, Mi. 1120, Alaska Hwy., 6.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); ♀, Mi. 1192, Alaska Hwy., near Snag Junction, 6.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); ♀, Mi. 1120, Alaska Hwy., 6.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); ♂, ♀, Mi. 1705, Alaska Hwy., Slim’s River, 7.vii.1981 (Bright); ♂, 10 mi. E Dawson City, 11.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Dempster Hwy., Mi. 236, Eagle Riv., 1400’, 12.vii.1978 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♂♂, Dempster Hwy., Mi. 222, 1900’, 21.vii.1978 (Smetana & Campbell); 3♂♂, 6♀♀, ditto but Mi. 147, 22.vii.1978 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♀♀, ditto but Mi. 139.5, 20.vii.1978 (Campbell & Smetana); ♀, ditto but Mi. 73, 3300’, 12.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♂♂, 10♀♀, ditto but Mi. 71; ♂, 7♀♀, ditto but Mi. 65, 3300’, 13.vii.1968; 4♂♂, ♀, ditto but Mi. 60, 3500’, 19.vii.1978; 4♂♂, 4♀♀, ditto but 23.vii.1978; ♂, 2♀♀, ditto but Mi. 55, 3300’, 13.vii.1968; 5♂♂, 2♀♀, ditto but Mi. 53, North Fork Pass, 4200’, 24.vii.1978; 3♂♂, ♀, ditto but Mi. 48.5, North Fork Pass, 4100’, 24.vii.1978; ♂, 3♀♀, ditto but 19.vii.1978; 5♂♂, 2♀♀, ditto but Mi. 45, 3500’, 14.vii.1968; ♀, ditto but 3400’, 18–23.vii.1978 (J.M.Campbell); 11♂♂, 13♀♀, ditto but Mi. 42, N Klondike Riv., 3300’, 18.vii.1978 (Campbell & Smetana); ♂, ditto but Mi. 32, 2700’, 15.vii.1968; ♂, ditto but Mi. 28, 15.vii.1968; ♀, Ogilvie Mts., North Fork Pass, 4100’, 18.vi.1962 (P.J.Skitsko); ♂, ♀, Rampart House, 28.v.1951 (J.E.H.Martin); ♂, ditto but 1.vi.1951; 4♀♀, British Mts., 340 m, 4 km NE Wolf Cr., 69º08’N 140º14’W, 23.vi.1984 (Campbell); ♂, ♀, British Mts., 320 m, 3 km NW Firth Riv., 69º13’N 140º05’W, sifting Salix   litter, 19.vi.1984 (Campbell); ♂, ♀, British Mts., 180 m, Fish Creek, 69º27’N 140º19’W, sifting under tall Salix   shrubs, 3.vii.1984 (J.M.Campbell); 2♂♂, 3♀♀, Hansen Lk., 9 mi. SW Keno, 18.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); ♂, La Force Lake, 62º41’N 132º20’W, 3300’, 28.vi.1960 (J.E.H.Martin); ♀, Swim Lakes, 62º13’N 133º00’W, 3200’, 15.vi.1960 (J.E.H.Martin) ( CNCI); ♀, Whitehorse, 21.vi.1924 ( MCZ); UNITED STATES: Alaska: 16♂♂, 17♀♀, Mi. 123, Taylor Hwy., 9.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); ♀, Mi. 23, Taylor Hwy., 8.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); ♀, Denali State Park, Mi. 165.5, Hwy. 3, 23.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 2♂♂, 3♀♀, Mi. 110, Denali Hwy., Seattle Cr., 15.vii.1978 (Campbell & Smetana); 4♂♂, 5♀♀, Mi. 102, Denali Hwy., 12.vii.1978 (Smetana & Campbell); 2♀♀, Mi. 94, Denali Hwy., Canyon Creek, 13.vii.1978 (J.M.Campbell & A.Smetana); ♂, 12 mi. N Mi. 78, Denali Hwy., Windy Cr., 13.vii.1978 (Smetana & Campbell); 6♂♂, 8♀♀, Mi. 1249, Alaska Hwy., Deadman Lk., 6–7.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♂♂, 6♀♀, Mi. 1252, Alaska Hwy., 7.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♂♂, ♀, Kenai Pen., Kenai, 24.vi.1951 (W.J.Brown); ♂, ♀, Kenai Pen., 3 mi. SE Kenai, 7.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♀, Kenai Pen., Hope, 24.v.1951 (W.J.Brown); 5♂♂, 7♀♀, Kenai Pen., Anchor River at Hwy. 1, 450’, 2.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♂, 20♀♀, ditto but 4.vi.1978; ♀, ditto but 5.vi.1978; ♂, 4♀♀, Kenai Pen., Anchor River Campground, 12 mi. N Homer, 450’, 5.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♀, ditto but 3.vi.1978; 4♂♂, 5♀♀, Kenai Pen., 1 mi. W Anchor Pt., 1.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 7♂♂, 3♀♀, Kenai Pen., Crooked Cr. at Hwy. 1, S Kasilof, 9.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 5♂♂, 11♀♀, Kenai Mts., 15 mi. N Seward, 400’, 29.v.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 6♂♂, 9♀♀, Kenai Mts., 16 mi. N Seward, 500’–600’, 26.v.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 4♂♂, 6♀♀, Kenai Mts., 22 mi. N Seward, 600’–800’, 27.v.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 2♂♂, 5♀♀, Seward, 20.v.1951 (W.J.Brown); 2♂♂, Kenai Pen., 15 mi. E Sterling, 14.vi.1978 (Smetana & Campbell); 2♂♂, ♀, Kenai Pen., 2 mi. NE Soldotna, 10.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 4♂♂, Kenai Pen., Clam Gulch, 6.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); 3♂♂, 5♀♀, Kenai Mts., Cooper Lk., 1000’, 15.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♀, Kenai Mts., 8 mi. W Cooper Landing, 500’, 14.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♀, Kenai Mts., Quarts Cr. At Hwy. 1, 500’, 15.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♂, 3♀♀, Kenai Mts., Tern Lk. Campground, 700’, 18.vi.1978 (Smetana & Becker); ♀, 8 mi. NW Haines, 3.vii.1968 (Campbell & Smetana) ( CNCI); 3 specimens, Skagway, 18– 20.vi.1924 (H.C.Fall) ( CUIC); 4♂♂, ♀, ditto but 18.vi.1924 ( MCZ); 3♂♂, 8♀♀, Hess Cr., Mi. 24, Wales Hwy., 1.vii.1978 (J.M.Campbell & A.Smetana); 3♂♂, ♀, ditto but 600’, 65º40’N 149º10’W, 10.vii.1978 (J.M.Campbell & A.Smetana); 9♂♂, 5♀♀, Unalakleet, 4.vii.1961 (R.Madge); 2♀♀, ditto but 23.vi.1961; ♀, ditto but 17.vi.1961; ♀, ditto but 11.viii.1961; ♀, King Salmon, Naknek River, 6.vii.1952 (W.R.Mason); 1 specimen, Nome, 10.vii.1951 (D.P.Whillians); ♂, Mi. 220, George Parks Hwy., 14.vii.1978 (A.Smetana) ( CNCI); 2♀♀, Fairbanks, 7.vii.1924 ( MCZ); 2♀♀, Prudhoe Bay Rd., Bonanze Cr., 66º40’N 150º40’W, 900’, 2.vii.1978 (A.Smetana & J.M.Campbell); ♀, Prudhoe Bay Rd., 4 mi. SW Chandalar Cmp., 68º04’N 149º40’W, 4000’, 7.vii.1978 (Campbell & Smetana); 2♂♂, 4♀♀, Prudhoe Bay Rd., Coldfoot nr. Clara Cr., 67º16’N 150º10’W, 1100’, 3.vii.1978 (A.Smetana & J.M.Campbell); 3♀♀, Prudhoe Bay Rd., 8 mi. N S. Fork Koyukuk Riv., 67º13’N 150º07’W, 1000’, 8.vii.1978 (A.Smetana & J.M.Campbell); 4♂♂, 6♀♀, Prudhoe Bay Rd., 0.5 mi. N Yukon Riv., 65º52’N 149º45’W, 400’, 9.vii.1978 (A.Smetana & J.M.Campbell) ( CNCI); 2 specimens, Glenn Hwy. (Tok cut­off), NE of Gakona, 62º19.89–.88'N 145º12.60–.27'W, 550 m, a bog, lake shore, Carex   , Comarum   , 16.vii.1998 (V.I.Gusarov); 4 specimens, Kenai Peninsula, 3 km SE Anchor Point, Sterling Hwy., Anchor River valley, 59º45.40'N 151º47.61'W, 0 m, forest litter, Alnus   , 22.vii.1998 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU); ♀, Dutch Harbor Unalaska I., 9.vii.1907 (E.C.Van Dyke) ( MCZ); RUSSIA: Chukotka Pen.: 7 specimens, NW part of the Krest Bay, along river, Salix   grove with dense herbs at the margins, 28.vii.1988 (Yu.M.Marusik) ( SPSU); Moscow Reg.: ♂, Ramenskoye distr., Kraskovo, river bank, 30.vi.1989 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU); Murmansk Reg.: 10 specimens, 150 km NE Murmansk, env. of Dalniye Zelentsy, Barentsevo Sea, Yarnyshnaya, seashore, under beach wrack, 4.viii.1997 (A.Przhiboro); 5 specimens, Khibiny Mts., Bolshoy Vud'yavr Lake, 31.vii.1984 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU).

Diagnosis. See Benick & Lohse (1974). Aedeagus and spermatheca: Fig. 155 View FIGURES 155–156 in Strand & Vik (1964).

Discussion. The lectotype of At. nomadica   represents a small specimen of At. graminicola   , and falls within the range of intraspecific variation of At. graminicola   in punctation, proportions of antennal segments and the shape of the spermatheca. The lectotype of At. lanei   is similar to examined specimens of At. graminicola   in external characters and in the shape of the spermatheca.

Lohse and Smetana (1985) argued that At. graminicola   and At. granulata   are closely related but different species, citing the difference in the shape of the aedeagus and spermatheca and in punctation of the pronotum and elytra. The proximal portion of the spermatheca in At. graminicola   is variable and the difference between Figs. 5 and 7 View FIGURES 5–9 in Lohse and Smetana (1985) is within the range of variability of this species. I was unable to confirm the difference between Palaearctic specimens of At. graminicola   and Nearctic specimens. I consider At. granulata   to be synonymous with At. graminicola   .

Distribution. Atheta graminicola   is a Holarctic species. In North America it is known from Canada (British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Labrador, Newfoundland) and the United States (Alaska and Oregon).

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

CUIC

Cornell University Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta

Loc

Atheta (s. str.) graminicola ( Gravenhorst, 1806 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Atheta graminicola:

Lohse, G. A. & Klimaszewski, J. & Smetana, A. 1990: 190
1990
Loc

Atheta granulata:

Lohse, G. A. & Klimaszewski, J. & Smetana, A. 1990: 189
1990
Loc

Atheta nomadica:

Lohse, G. A. & Klimaszewski, J. & Smetana, A. 1990: 189
1990
Loc

Atheta graminicola:

Lohse, G. A. & Smetana, A. 1985: 286
1985
Loc

Atheta granulata:

Lohse, G. A. & Smetana, A. 1985: 284
1985
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) graminicola:

Benick, G. & Lohse, G. A. 1974: 195
1974
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) graminicola:

Strand, A. & Vik, A. 1964: 155
1964
Loc

Atheta (Megista) graminicola: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 659

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 659
1926
Loc

Atheta (Megista) granulata:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 659
1926
Loc

Atheta (Megista) nomadica:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 659
1926
Loc

Atheta (Homalotusa) lanei: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 655

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 655
1926
Loc

Atheta (Homalotusa) lanei

Casey, T. L. 1910: 10
1910
Loc

Atheta (Megista) nomadica

Casey, T. L. 1910: 15
1910
Loc

Atheta (Megista) graminicola:

Bernhauer, M. 1907: 394
1907
Loc

Atheta graminicola: Fenyes, 1907: 61

Fenyes, A. 1907: 61
1907
Loc

Atheta granulata:

Fenyes, A. 1907: 61
1907
Loc

Liogluta (Megista) graminicola:

Mulsant, M. E. & Rey, C. 1874: 624
1874
Loc

Homalota granulata

Mannerheim, C. G. 1846: 508
1846
Loc

Aleochara graminicola

Gravenhorst, J. L. C. 1806: 176
1806