Boreophilia nomensis ( Casey, 1910a )

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 81-82

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scientific name

Boreophilia nomensis ( Casey, 1910a )
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Boreophilia nomensis ( Casey, 1910a)  

( Figs. 90–92 View FIGURES 89–92 in Lohse et al. 1990 (as Boreophilia caseyiana   ))

Dinaraea nomensis Casey, 1910a: 96   .

Atheta nomensis: Fenyes, 1920: 227   (as valid species of doubtful systematic position).

Atheta (s. str.) nomensis: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 647   (as valid species).

Atheta (Dinaraea) nomensis: Moore & Legner, 1975: 367   (as valid species).

Dinaraea nomensis: Seevers, 1978: 263   (as valid species).

Boreophilia caseyiana Lohse   in Lohse et al., 1990: 160, syn. nov.

Boreophilia nomensis: Lohse   in Lohse et al., 1990: 160 (as valid species).

Type material. Lectotype of Dinaraea nomensis   (designated by Lohse et al. (1990)): UNITED STATES: Alaska: ♂, Nome ( NMNH).  

Holotype of Boreophilia caseyiana   : CANADA: Yukon Territory: ♂, North Fork Pass, Ogilvie Mts. , 3500’, 17.vi.1962 (R.E.Leech) ( CNCI).  

Diagnosis. See Lohse et al. (1990).

Discussion. Lohse ( Lohse et al. 1990) considered the single type of Din. nomensis   in the Casey collection as the holotype. However, Casey (1910a) neither used the word “ holotype ” nor stated that he had the single specimen of that species. Therefore, Lohse designated the lectotype of Din. nomensis   by inference of holotype (Article 74.6; ICZN 1999).

Lohse ( Lohse et al. 1990) stated that “the aedeagi of B. caseyiana   and B. nomensis   are extremely similar”. However, based on a larger body size (3.8 mm versus 3.0 mm) and a less transverse pronotum (width to length ratio 11 /5 versus 11 /3) of the holotype of Boreophilia caseyiana   in comparison to the lectotype of Din. nomensis, Lohse   considered the two as separate species. The aedeagi of the types of both species, including the sclerites of the internal sac, are in fact identical. According to my measuring, in the holotype of Boreophilia caseyiana   the body length is 3.6 mm and pronotal width to length ratio is 1.22. In the lectotype of Din. nomensis   the body length is 3.3 mm, and pronotal width to length ratio is 1.29. In Athetini   , such difference in body length and pronotal width is not unusual within the same species. Considering the identity of the aedeagi I place Boreophilia caseyiana   in synonymy with Boreophilia nomensis   .

Distribution. Boreophilia nomensis   is known from Alaska and Yukon Territory.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Boreophilia

Loc

Boreophilia nomensis ( Casey, 1910a )

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Boreophilia caseyiana

Lohse, G. A. & Klimaszewski, J. & Smetana, A. 1990: 160
1990
Loc

Boreophilia nomensis:

Lohse, G. A. & Klimaszewski, J. & Smetana, A. 1990: 160
1990
Loc

Dinaraea nomensis: Seevers, 1978: 263

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 263
1978
Loc

Atheta (Dinaraea) nomensis:

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 367
1975
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) nomensis:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 647
1926
Loc

Atheta nomensis:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 227
1920
Loc

Dinaraea nomensis

Casey, T. L. 1910: 96
1910