Aloconota sulcifrons ( Stephens, 1832 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 86-87

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.353.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5103064

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scientific name

Aloconota sulcifrons ( Stephens, 1832 )
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Aloconota sulcifrons ( Stephens, 1832)  

( Figs. 7–9 View FIGURES 5–9 in Benick 1954)

Aleochara sulcifrons Stephens, 1832: 121   .

Atheta laurentiana Blatchley, 1910: 357   , syn. nov.

Atheta (Aloconota) sulcifrons: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 610   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) laurentiana: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 644   (as valid species).

Atheta (Aloconota) sulcifrons: Benick, 1954: 139   (as valid species).

Aloconota (s. str.) sulcifrons: Benick & Lohse, 1974: 96   (as valid species).

Atheta (Aloconota) sulcifrons: Moore & Legner, 1975: 375   (as valid species).

Aloconota insecta: Klimaszewski & Peck, 1986   (misidentification).

Type material. Lectotype of Atheta laurentiana   (here designated): ♀, (with the head and prothorax missing), “TYPE” (red label), “Lawr.[ence] Co. Ind. [iana] W.S.B. [Blatchley] 5­ 11­04 [11.v.1904]”, “3631 det. A.Fenyes ”, “5[?]8”, “Purdue Blatchley collection”, “ Atheta laurentiana   sp. nov. 5680” ( PURC).  

Additional material. UKRAINE: Crimea: 8 specimens, Simferopol distr. , 5 km SW Krasnoles’ye, near creek, 400 m, 19.v.1990 (V.I.Gusarov)   ; 6 specimens, ditto but 21.v.1990   ; 9 specimens, Crimean Game Reserve, Alma River banks, 600 m, 3.vi.1986 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU)   ; UNITED STATES: Illinois: Monroe Co.: 2♂♂, ♀, Krueger Dry Run Cave , 3.iv.1992 (S.Taylor & J.Krejca) ( INHS, SPSU)   ; New Hampshire: Grafton Co.: ♀, 2 km NNE Warren, Hwy. 118, Baker River , 43º56.42’N 71º52.52W, 300m, river bank, under stones and in moss, 21.ix.1998 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. See Benick 1954; Benick & Lohse 1974.

Discussion. The lectotype of At. laurentiana   is similar to examined European specimens of Alo. sulcifrons   in external characters and in the shape of spermatheca. Both names are considered synonymous.

The illustrations of the male tergum 8, the aedeagus and spermatheca provided by Klimaszewski and Peck (1986: Figs. 92–95 View FIGURES 89–92 View FIGURES 93–97 ) correspond to Alo. sulcifrons   and not Alo. insecta ( Thomson, 1856)   (cf. Figs. 7–9 View FIGURES 5–9 and Fig. 6 View FIGURES 5–9 in Benick 1954).

Distribution. Aloconota sulcifrons   is a common European species. According to Benick (1954), Alo. sulcifrons   has a cosmopolitan distribution, but the old records not based on examination of genitalic characters need to be reconfirmed. In North America Alo. sulcifrons   is known from New Hampshire, New York, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama ( Klimaszewski & Peck 1986 (as Alo. insecta   )).

PURC

Purdue University

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Aloconota

Loc

Aloconota sulcifrons ( Stephens, 1832 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Atheta (Aloconota) sulcifrons: Moore & Legner, 1975: 375

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 375
1975
Loc

Aloconota (s. str.) sulcifrons: Benick & Lohse, 1974: 96

Benick, G. & Lohse, G. A. 1974: 96
1974
Loc

Atheta (Aloconota) sulcifrons:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 610
1926
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) laurentiana: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 644

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 644
1926
Loc

Atheta laurentiana

Blatchley, W. S. 1910: 357
1910
Loc

Aleochara sulcifrons

Stephens, J. F. 1832: 121
1832