Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis ( Erichson, 1837 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 65-66

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Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis ( Erichson, 1837 )
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Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis ( Erichson, 1837)  

( Fig. 68 View FIGURES 64–69 in Strand & Vik 1964; Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1–4 , p. 175 in Benick & Lohse 1974)

Homalota sodalis Erichson, 1837: 328   .

Atheta (s. str.) sodalis: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 649   (as valid species).

Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis: Strand & Vik, 1964: 332   (as valid species).

Atheta (Mischgruppe II)   sodalis: Benick & Lohse, 1974: 173   (as valid species).

Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis: Silfverberg, 1992: 29   (as valid species).

(Other references are omitted)

Type material. Lectotype of Homalota sodalis   (here designated): ♂ (the specimen No. 3 among the three potential syntypes of H. sodalis   ; see Discussion) ( ZMHB).

Additional material. GERMANY: ♂, env. of Bayreuth , 30.ix.1992   ; ♀, Bavaria, Mittelfranken, env. of Feuchtwangen , vi.1991 (Th.Blick) ( SPSU)   ; RUSSIA: Samara Reg.: 2 specimens, Zhiguli Nature Reserve , 25.vii–15.viii.1988 (Krasnobayev) ( SPSU)   .

Diagnosis. See Benick & Lohse (1974).

Discussion. The types of Homalota sodalis   were examined to clarify the status of At. ventricosa   and At. sodalis   . The historic collection at ZMHB which contains the Erichson types has 5 specimens arranged as Homalota sodalis   in the following order: 1) ♀, labeled “ sodalis Er. Berol.   [Berlin] Er. [Erichson]”, “5411”; 2) ♂, without labels; 3) ♂, without labels; 4) ♂, labeled “Aust.”; 5) ♀, without labels. My examination of these five specimens demonstrated that only specimens Nos. 1–4 belonged to At. sodalis   in the commonly used sense (e. g., Strand & Vik 1964; Benick & Lohse 1974). In specimen No. 5 the shape of the antennal articles is different and that specimen is not conspecific with At. sodalis   . Specimen No. 4 is not a syntype because it was not collected in the type locality of At. sodalis   (Mark Brandenburg). Specimen No. 3 was selected as the lectotype. It agrees with the commonly accepted concept of this species in external characters, including the shape of the tergum 8. The lectotype was not dissected. Specimens Nos. 1 and 2 were labeled as paralectotypes.

Distribution. Atheta sodalis   is a common European species. Although formerly reported from North America ( Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz 1926), to the best of my knowledge, At. sodalis   does not occur there. In North America At. sodalis   is replaced by a closely related species, At. ventricosa Bernhauer, 1907   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta

Loc

Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis ( Erichson, 1837 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis: Silfverberg, 1992: 29

Silfverberg, H. 1992: 29
1992
Loc

Atheta (Mischgruppe II)

Benick, G. & Lohse, G. A. 1974: 173
1974
Loc

Atheta (Alaobia) sodalis:

Strand, A. & Vik, A. 1964: 332
1964
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) sodalis:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 649
1926
Loc

Homalota sodalis

Erichson, W. F. 1837: 328
1837