Aleochara (Xenochara) grandeguttata, Assing, 2009

Assing, Volker, 2018, On the Aleochara subgenera Ceranota and Xenochara. IV. A revision of types, a new species, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 129-148: 146

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Aleochara (Xenochara) grandeguttata


Aleochara (Xenochara) grandeguttata   ASSING, 2009

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Ukraine: 1♂, Odessa env., Kuyalnik liman, saline soil, 5.V.2004, leg. Gontarenko (cGon). Armenia: 1♂, 1♀, 2 exs., N Yerevan, NW Hrazdan, 40°38'N, 44°28'E, 2110 m, stream valley, mixed deciduous forest, litter and grass roots sifted, 28.VI.2016, leg. Assing & Schülke (cAss, MNB) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., 30 km NW Sisian, Mt. Karkar , 39°47'N, 45°56'E, 3000 m, horse dung, 11.VII.2017, leg. Schülke ( MNB) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: This species was previously known from Turkey, Armenia, Hungary, and Romania ( ASSING 2009a, 2011a). The above male from the environs of Odessa represents the first record from Ukraine.

Aleochara (Xenochara) maculata   BRISOUT DE BARNEVILLE, 1863

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Georgia: 1♂, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Gudamakarskiy mts., E Ivari pass, 42°31'N, 44°28'E, 2520 m, under stones, 10.VII.2015, leg. Pütz (cPüt). GoogleMaps   Armenia: 1♂, 30 km NW Sisian, 39°47'N, 45°56'E, 2960 m, grassy slope with rocks, roots and debris sifted, 2.VII.2016, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, 2♀♀, mountain range W Gavar , 40°20'N, 44°57'E, 2700 m, snow field, debris sifted, 26.VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, road Berd – Ijevan , 40°52'N, 45°18'E, 1350 m, beech forest margin, litter and roots sifted, 30.VI.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, pass N Goris , 39°36'N, 46°19'E, 1990 m, N-slope with small stream valleys with water, litter, debris, and moss sifted, 10.VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The known distribution of this widespread species ranges from the Iberian Peninsula eastwards to the Caucasus region ( ASSING 2009a). The above specimens represent the first records from Georgia and Armenia.