Orphnebius jumlaicus ASSING, 2006, ASSING, 2006

Assing, Volker, 2015, On the Orphnebius fauna of the East Palaearctic region. VI. Six new species from China and Taiwan, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Lomechusini), Linzer biologische Beiträge 47 (1), pp. 101-125: 105

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Orphnebius jumlaicus ASSING, 2006


Orphnebius jumlaicus ASSING, 2006  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d Nepal: 13, 1♀, Karnali province, Jumla district , 2 km W Gothichaur, 2700 m, 20.V.1995, leg. Weigel ( NME)   ; 1♀, Karnali province, Munigaon, Babila river , 2500 m, 4.V.1995, leg. Weigel ( NME)   ; 13, Jumla district , 2 km W Churta, 2900 m, pitfall trap, 19.V.1995, leg. Weigel (cAss)   ; 1♀, Jumla district, Jumla env., 23.V.1995, leg. Weigel (cAss). All the above specimens have the following identification label attached to them: " Orphnebius hauseri Epp.   , det. R. Pace 2003"   ; 13, Karnali prov., Jumla distr., Maharigaon , 29°20'N, 82°23'E, 3250 m, 8.-9.VII.1999, leg. Hartmann ( NME) GoogleMaps   ; 13, same data, but 3200 m, 16.VI.1977, leg. Weipert ( NME) GoogleMaps   ; 13, Karnali prov., Jumla distr., 14 km E Jumla, Jharjwala , 2600 m, stream valley, 23.V.1995, leg. Hartmann ( NME)   ; 8 exs., Karnali prov., Jumla distr., Gothichaur , 29°12'N, 82°18'E, 2850 m, forest, pitfall, 13.VI.1997, leg. Weigel ( NME, cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., 2 km W Gothichaur , 29°12'N, 82°19'E, 2850 m, 13.VI.1997, leg. Hartmann ( NME) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Gothichaur, 29°12'N, 82°19'E, 2900-3100 m, 12.VI.1997, leg. Weipert (cAss). Kashmir: 1 ex., Aru , X.1977, leg. Franz ( NHMW) GoogleMaps   ; 5 exs., Pahalgam , X.1977, leg. Franz ( NHMW, cAss). India: 1 ex., Himachal Pradesh, Katrain near Kulu [PA358], leg. Franz (cAss)   .

C o m m e n t: Orphnebius jumlaicus   was previously known only from Jumla district in West Nepal ( ASSING 2006a). The above records from Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir considerably expand the known distribution westwards. Some of the above material from West Nepal had been misidentified as O. hauseri   .


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