Astenus melanurus ( Küster, 1853 )

Anlaş, Sinan, 2020, Notes on the genus Astenus Dejean, 1833 in the Mediterranean and adjacent regions. A new species from Turkey, seven new synonyms, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Zootaxa 4869 (2), pp. 251-263: 256-258

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4869.2.5

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Astenus melanurus ( Küster, 1853 )
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Astenus melanurus ( Küster, 1853)   ( Figs. 42–47 View FIGURES 42–47 )

Sunius melanurus Küster, 1853: 76  

Astenus adonis Coiffait, 1960: 96   , syn. n. ( Figs. 48–54 View FIGURES 48–54 ) Type material examined: Astenus adonis Coiffait, 1960   : ♂: “ Liban, Rayak, 29.X.51, H. Coiffait ”, “ adonis Coiff.   ” ( MNHNP)   , with red handwriting label reading “ Holotype ” ( MNHNP)   ; 1♀, “ Liban, Saida ”, with red handwriting label reading “ Allotype ” ( MNHNP)   ; 1♀, “ Nahr Ibrahim ”, with red handwriting label reading “ Paratype ” ( MNHNP)   ; 1♂, “ Grece, Thrace , Rentina, 24-4-55, H. Coiffait ”, with red handwriting label reading “ Paratype ” ( MNHNP)   .

Additional material examined: ARMENIA: 1♂, Yerevan, Armenia, Zanga River , 20.III.1930, leg. Rikhter ( MNHNP)   . EGYPT: 1♂, Beni Suef, 12.VI.1995, ( MHNG)   . GREECE: 1♀, “Argostoli, M.C.” “M. Cameron, Bequest, B. M. 1955-147, Astenus adonis   det. Coiffait ( MNHNP)   . ITALY: 1♂, 1♀, Basicilata ( MT)   , Valsinni strada per Colobraro , 11.I.1998, leg. Montemurro (cMon)   . 1♂, 1♀, Calabria (KR), Isola Capo Rizzuto , 26.X.2003, leg. Montemurro (cMon)   . LEBANON: 1♂, Hedjar , Astenus adonis   det. Coiffait ( MNHNP)   . SPAIN: 1♂, Espagne , Castellon, 07.IX.1971, ( MHNG)   . TURKEY: 1♂, 1♀, “ Akbes, Mt. Amanus ”, Astenus adonis   det. Coiffait ( MNHNP)   . 1♂, 1♀, Ankara, Beypazarı, Üreğil , 40°17’24”N, 32°03’00”E, 1338 m, 23.IX.2017, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♀, Ankara, Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş road, 40°36’19”N, 32°39’50”E, 1150 m, 26.IX.2017, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♀, Ankara, Mamak, Kutludüğün Yaylası , 39°52’27”N, 33°06’52”E, 1510 m, 29.VI.2019, leg. Örgel & Köksal ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 4♂♂, 2♀♀, Eskişehir, Sündiken Dağları , 40°00’57”N, 30°57’14”E, 980 m, 12.III.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♀, Karaman, Sarıveliler, Göktepe, Saçaktepe , 36°38’22”N, 32°32’09”E, 1847 m, 25.V.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, Kayseri, Tuzla Gölü , 39°00’55”N, 35°47’12”E, 1170 m, 08.IV.2018, leg. Yağmur, Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, Kayseri-Avanos road, 38˚43’21’’N, 35˚04’50’’E, 25.V.2013, leg. Koç ( AZMM)   . 1♂, Kayseri, Yahyalı, Aladağlar , 2430 m, 37°55’57”N, 35°17’38”E, 06.V.2018, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, 2♀♀, Kırşehir, Akçakent, Yetikli 5 km NW, 39°40’09”N, 34°08’16”E, 988 m, 01.V.2019, leg. Örgel & Köksal ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 2♂♂, 1♀, Konya, Seydişehir, Erenler Dağı , 37°34’40”N, 32°00’21”E, 1954 m, 20.V.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♀, Niğde, Çamardı, Demirkazık, Aladağlar , 37°49’18”N, 35°07’09”E, 2211 m, 03.VI.2016, leg. Örgel & Yaman ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, 1♀, Antalya, Gazipaşa, Beyrebucağı , 36°13’10’’N, 32°24’17’’E, 03.I.2010, leg. Kunt ( AZMM) GoogleMaps   . 1♂, Gaziantep, Burç Forest , 22.V.2010, leg. Yağmur ( AZMM)   . 2♂♂, Malatya, Hekimhan, Ipekyolu, Yukarı Girmana , 25.VII.2007, leg. Yağmur ( AZMM)   . For additional material examined see also in Anlaş (2017).

Distribution: A. melanurus   is known from North Africa, southern Europe, Cyprus, Syria, Iran, Turkey and also it occurs in Afrotropical and Oriental Regions ( Schülke & Smetana, 2015).

Comments: Coiffait (1960) described A. adonis   based on a male holotype, a male and two females paratypes from Lebanon and Greece. This species is known from Lebanon, Greece, Saudi Arabia and Turkey ( Schülke & Smetana, 2015). Accoding to Coiffait (1960), the species is distinguished from A. melanurus   by the more rounded head, much more distinct punctation on the head and by the different shape of the aedeagus. The type specimens of A. adonis   ( Figs. 48–54 View FIGURES 48–54 ) from the collection of H. Coiffait were studied. However, during the study of types of A. adonis   and the additional material of A. melanurus   (see above and in Anlaş, 2017), I did not find morphologial differences between these two species. Consequently, A. adonis   is placed in synonymy with A. melanurus   .

MNHNP

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

MT

Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Astenus

Loc

Astenus melanurus ( Küster, 1853 )

Anlaş, Sinan 2020
2020
Loc

Astenus adonis

Coiffait, H. 1960: 96
1960
Loc

Sunius melanurus Küster, 1853: 76

Kuster, H. C. 1853: 76
1853