Medon apicalis (KRAATZ, 1857)

Assing, Volker, 2018, A revision of Medon. XI. Five new species, additional records, and the first confirmed records from the Oriental region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology (Beitr. Entomol.) 68 (1), pp. 69-81: 70-71

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.68.1.069-081

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:219B62F1-B798-4121-B4A2-92A7BCD2B952

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4755204

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1E50F430-F120-FFC8-FC8D-99625B3D4778

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scientific name

Medon apicalis (KRAATZ, 1857)
status

 

Medon apicalis (KRAATZ, 1857)  

( Map 1 View Map 1 )

Material examined: Hungary: 2 exs., Bács-Kiskun, Kunpeszér , car-net, 27.IV.2005, leg. Merkl & Vörös ( HNHM)   ; 1 ex., Budapest, Tündér-hegy , car-net, 2.V.2002, leg. Merkl ( HNHM)   ; 1 ex., Nógrád, Ipolytarnóc, Borókás-árok , car-net, 29.VII.2001, leg. Merkl (cAss)   . Croatia: 1 , Zadar region , SE Pag, Rtina Miletici, 44°19'N, 15°16'E, 25 m, 30.VIII.2014, leg. Frenzel ( NME) GoogleMaps   . Turkey: 3 exs., Istanbul, Belgrad Ormanı, near Ikinci, Mahmut Göleti , 41°12'N, 28°59'E, IX.2014, leg. Hetzel GoogleMaps   (cFel, cAss).

Comment: The above record from Turkey considerably expands the known distribution of M. apicalis   southeastwards. The species was recently also recorded from Greece (Corfu) for the first time ( ASSING et al. 2018). Based on previously available material, the distribution type had been categorized as expansive Atlanto-Mediterranean ( ASSING 2006), a hypothesis that is no longer supported by the recent records from the southern Balkans and from Turkey. Based on currently available data, the distribution of M. apicalis   is of the Holo-Mediterranean type ( Map 1 View Map 1 ). There are, however, significantly more records from the West Mediterranean than from the East Mediterranean region. Since most of the material was collected on the wing, usually with carnets and flight interception traps, this observation could be explained with a sampling bias. Another explanation could be that M. apicalis   is less common in the East Mediterranean as a result of competition with other species of the M. apicalis   group, as is evidently the case in Italy (competition with M. perniger COIFFAIT, 1978   ).

The specimen from Istanbul was collected together with M. maronitus   .

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

NME

Sammlung des Naturkundemseum Erfurt

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Medon