Scaphisoma desertorum Casey, 1893

Löbl, Ivan, Leschen, Richard A. B. & Warner, William B., 2021, Scaphisomatini of Arizona (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae) collected by V-Flight Intercept Traps, Revue suisse de Zoologie 128 (1), pp. 173-185 : 180-182

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.35929/RSZ.0043

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5639907

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F58796-FF98-FFEA-FF1D-FBB2159AFE03

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scientific name

Scaphisoma desertorum Casey, 1893
status

 

Scaphisoma desertorum Casey, 1893

Figs 13-14 View Figs 11-16

Material examined: MHNG, WBWC; 16 specimens; Arizona, Maricopa Co. along Sycamore Creek at Sunflower; 33.8651°N, 111.4657°W, July 16 - Aug. 4, 2019 . – WBWC; 2 specimens; Arizona, Santa Cruz Co. 3.7 rd. mi. SE of Patagonia on Harshaw RD; 31.5163°N, 110.7043°W; July 24 - Aug. 6, 2019 GoogleMaps . – MHNG, WBWC; 32 specimens; Arizona, Santa Cruz Co. Palo Prado Rd. , east side Santa Cruz R.; 31.531°N, 111.016°W; July 11-16, 2018 GoogleMaps . – WBWC; 5 specimens; Arizona, Gila Co. along Tonto Ck. , 0.2 mi. S of Gisela; 2845 ft., 34.0862°N, 111.2874°W, July 6-21, 2018 . – MHNG, WBWC; 25 specimens; Arizona, Santa Cruz Co. Duquesne Rd. , 2.3 rd. Mi E jct. Hwy 82; Santa Cruz R. ; 31.3757°N, 110.8406°W, Aug. 3-14, 2018. GoogleMaps – MHNG, WBWC; 13 specimens; Arizona, Cochise Co. Huachuca Mts. , 0.8 rd. mi. SW Reef; 31.4238°N, 110.2991°W, Aug. 31 - Sept. 28, 2018 GoogleMaps . – WBWC; 7 specimens; Arizona, Cochise Co. Huachuca Mts. ; 0.8 rd. mi. SW Reef; 31.4238°N, 110.2991°W, July 4-24. 2019 GoogleMaps . – WBWC; 2 specimens; Arizona, Pima Co.; 0.3 km W Hwy 83 on Gardner Cyn. Rd., 4722 ft., 31.7367°N, 110.6663°W, July 5 - Aug. 6, 2019.

Remarks: The species was based on an unknown number of specimens from Arizona and Texas ( Casey, 1893: 530). The senior author has examined a male syntype labelled “Williams Ariz” / “TYPE USNM 48161” / “desertorum” (handwritten). As its aedeagal characters have not yet been published, respective illustrations are given here ( Figs 13, 14 View Figs 11-16 ). An examined male syntype of Scaphisoma dakotanum Fall, 1910 , originally spelled dakotana, labelled “Wickham, Bismarck, N. Dak.” / “dakotana TYPE” / “M.C.Z. Type 24119” / “H.C.Fall collection” / “ Scaphisoma dakotana Fall ” is found conspecific with S. desertorum . It is here designated as lectotype, and bears respective label, dated 1987.

Hence, Scaphisoma dakotanum Fall, 1910 , syn. nov. = S. desertorum Casey, 1893 .

This species is reported from Arizona, North Dakota and Texas, the vouchers from Texas were not examined.

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Scaphisoma

Loc

Scaphisoma desertorum Casey, 1893

Löbl, Ivan, Leschen, Richard A. B. & Warner, William B. 2021
2021
Loc

Scaphisoma dakotanum

Fall 1910
1910
Loc

S. desertorum

Casey 1893
1893