Geostiba (Sipalotricha) lucens (BENICK)

Homson, 1974, Lichenology in North America, 1947 - 1972., Linzer biologische Beiträge 61, pp. 45-55: 45-55

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Geostiba (Sipalotricha) lucens (BENICK)


Geostiba (Sipalotricha) lucens (BENICK)   ( Map 6 View Map 6 )

A d d i t i o n a l m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Turkey: Izmir: 19 [all macropterous], 20 km E Izmir, Nif Da ÷ı, 38°24N, 27°24E, 920 m, plateau, sifted grass roots between stones under shrubs, 26.XII.2005, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 [macropterous], N Izmir, Yamanlar Da ÷ı, 38°33N, 27°09E, 940 m, grassy patch in pine forest, under stones, sifted grass roots, 28.XII.2005, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 [macropterous], ca. 25 km NE Aydın, WSW Hamamköy, Murtat Da ÷ı, 38°01N, 27°57E, 1330 m, N-slope with scattered old oak, sifted grass and oak litter, 9.IV.2004, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Aydın: 1, 1 [macropterous], Dilek Da ÷ı, S Kanyon, 37°40N, 27°11E, 670 m, 17.IV.2006, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss). Mu ÷la: 1, ca. 12 km NNE Mu ÷la, 37°19N, 28°22E, 1620 m, N-slope, roots of grass, herbs, and pine litter sifted, 12.IV.2006, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Denizli: 1, ca. 35 km SE Kale, above Alpa , 37°12N, 29°05E, 1340 m, N-slope with old cedar, grass roots and cedar litter sifted, 13.IV.2006, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Ankara: 1 ex. [macropterous], SE Ankara, N-Elma Da ÷ı, 1300 m, hollow Salix trunk, 31.X.1995, leg. Vit (cAss)   .

C o m m e n t s: This widespread species is relatively common in southern and western


Anatolia; records from other regions in the Eastern Mediterranean are very rare ( Map 5 View Map 5 ). Remarkably, all 26 specimens are macropterous and the sex ratio is 3: 23 (males: females)   .