Meotica wunderlei, Assing, 2013

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen, 2019, The mother of synonyms: on the Meotica species of the Palaearctic Region (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae, Oxypodini), Linzer biologische Beiträge 51 (2), pp. 731-772: 761

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3738506

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3811231

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CF53878C-FF8B-8F1C-2AD3-867FFD43FC2D

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Valdenar

scientific name

Meotica wunderlei
status

 

Meotica wunderlei  ASSING, 2013 ( Figs 52View Figs 39-52, 59, 76-77)

Meotica wunderlei  ASSING, 2013: 118 ff.

T y p e m a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: SeeASSING (2013).

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: 1♂, 2♀♀, Istanbul, road Yalova-Orhangazi, 11.V.1976, leg. Besuchet (cVog).

C o m m e n t: The original description is based on ten type specimens from the Turkish province Isparta ( ASSING 2013).

D i a g n o s i s: ♂: sternite VIII ( Fig. 76View Figs 69-79) strongly transverse; posterior margin weakly convex in the middle; median lobe of aedeagus approximately 0.28 mm long and shaped as in Fig. 59View Figs 53-59; apical lobe of paramere blackish.

♀: sternite VIII ( Fig. 77View Figs 69-79) approximately as long as broad, posterior margin broadly produced in the middle; spermatheca as in Fig. 52View Figs 39-52.

Though somewhat similar in shape to that of M. moczarskii  , the aedeagus is distinguished by distinct and constant differences in the shape and position of the crista apicalis, the shape of the ventral process, and the shapes of the internal structures. However, these differences are not pronounced and the male and female sternites VIII are highly similar. Consequently, the possibility that, if intermediate conditions in the shape of aedeagus should be found, M. wunderlei  may eventually have to be synonymized cannot be ruled out. The species is distinguished from the similar M. andujari  particularly by the different ventral aspect of the aedeagus.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Turkey (Istanbul, Isparta).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Meotica

Loc

Meotica wunderlei

Assing, Volker & Vogel, Jürgen 2019
2019
Loc

Meotica wunderlei

ASSING V 2013: 118
2013