Atheta (s. str.) aemula ( Erichson, 1839 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I., 2003, Revision of some types of North American aleocharines (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 353 (1), pp. 1-134: 33-37

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Atheta (s. str.) aemula ( Erichson, 1839 )
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Atheta (s. str.) aemula ( Erichson, 1839)  

( Figs. 31–40 View FIGURES 31–35 View FIGURES 36–40 )

Homalota aemula Erichson, 1839: 102   .

Homalota polita Melsheimer, 1844: 31   , syn. nov.

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula: Bernhauer, 1907: 394   (as valid species).

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula: Bernhauer, 1909: 518   (as valid species).

Atheta aemula: Blatchley, 1910: 354   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta Casey, 1910a: 43   , syn. nov.

Atheta (s. str.) replicans Casey, 1910a: 44   , syn. nov.

Atheta (s. str.) spadix Casey, 1910a: 45   , syn. nov.

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica Casey, 1910a: 46   , syn. nov.

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula: Fenyes, 1920: 209   (as valid species).

Atheta (Microdota) polita: Fenyes, 1920: 187   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta: Fenyes, 1920: 214   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) replicans: Fenyes, 1920: 214   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) spadix: Fenyes, 1920: 214   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica: Fenyes, 1920: 214   (as valid species).

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 656   (as valid species).

Atheta (Microdota) polita: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 635   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 641   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) replicans: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 649   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) spadix: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 650   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica: Bernhauer & Scheerpeltz, 1926: 639   (as valid species).

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula: Moore & Legner, 1975: 354   (as valid species).

Atheta (Microdota) polita: Moore & Legner, 1975: 370   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta: Moore & Legner, 1975: 359   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) replicans: Moore & Legner, 1975: 372   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) spadix: Moore & Legner, 1975: 374   (as valid species).

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica: Moore & Legner, 1975: 356   (as valid species).

Liogluta aemula: Seevers, 1978: 263   (as valid species).

Atheta (Microdota) polita: Seevers, 1978: 265   (as valid species).

Xenota disjuncta: Seevers, 1978: 268   (as valid species).

Xenota replicans: Seevers, 1978: 269   (as valid species).

Xenota spadix: Seevers, 1978: 269   (as valid species).

Xenota bucolica: Seevers, 1978: 268   (as valid species).

Type material. Lectotype of Homalota aemula   (here designated): ♀, “America sept. Zimmermann Nr. 5401”, “Typus” (red label), “Zool. Mus. Berlin ” ( ZMHB)   . Paralectotypes: ♀, “5401”, “ aemula Er. Am. Spt. Zimm.   [ermann]” (green label), “ Typus ” (red label), “Zool. Mus. Berlin ”   ; ♀, “America sept. Zimmermann Nr. 5401”, “ aemula Er.   ”, “Typus” (red label), “Zool. Mus. Berlin ”, “ Homalota aemula Er.   [on red side] / Lectotypus Lohse fix. 1987 [on white side]” [Lohse never published this lectotype designation] ( ZMHB)   .

Lectotype of Homalota polita   (here designated): ♂, “ polita   M.[elsheimer] Pa. [Pennsylvania]”, “ polita   ”, “MCZ TYPE 34937” (red label) ( MCZ) (In MCZ there is another poorly preserved specimen (♀) with a damaged head and abdomen, labeled “U.[nited] S.[tates]”, “Melsh.[eimer]”, “ polita Melsh.   ”, a red piece of paper, “MCZ TYPE 34937” (red label). This specimen is not conspecific with the lectotype of H. polita   and belongs to Earota dentata ( Bernhauer, 1906)   . The specimen was not labeled as paralectotype because its locality label is not Pennsylvania, the type locality of H. polita   .)

Lectotype of Atheta disjuncta   (here designated): ♂, “ Alleghen [y] Pa [Pennsylvania]”, “ Atheta disjuncta Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39283” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH)   . Paralectotypes: 2♂♂, ♀, “ Alleghen [y] Pa [Pennsylvania]”, “ disjuncta     PARATYPE USNM 39283” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925”; 6♂♂, 2♀♀, “·N.[orth] C.[arolina, Asheville]”, “ disjuncta   PARATYPE USNM 39283” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925”; ( NMNH).

Lectotype of Atheta replicans   (here designated): ♂, “Ia. [Iowa, Cedar Rapids ( Brendel )]”, “ Atheta replicans Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39287” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH)   . Paralectotypes: 2♂♂, 3♀♀, “Ia. [Iowa, Cedar Rapids ( Brendel )]”, “ replicans   PARATYPE USNM 39287” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH)   .

Lectotype of Atheta spadix   (here designated): ♂, “N.[ew] Y.[ork, near New York City ]”, “ Atheta spadix Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39288” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH)   . Paralectotype: ♀, “N.[ew] Y.[ork, near New York City ]”, “ spadix   ­2 PARATYPE USNM 39288” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH)   .

Holotype of Atheta bucolica   : ♀, “·Miss[issippi, Vicksburg]”, “ Atheta bucolica Csy.   ”, “TYPE USNM 39289” (red label), “CASEY bequest 1925” ( NMNH).

Additional material. UNITED STATES: Iowa: Johnson Co.: ♂, Iowa City (Wickham) ( NMNH (Casey Collection ))   ; Kansas: Douglas Co.: 10 specimens, 2.5 km N Lawrence, 38º59.59’N 95º14.59’W, 200 m, flood refuse by the Kansas River (right bank), 18.iv.1999 (V.I.Gusarov) GoogleMaps   ; 6 specimens, 1.5 km N Lawrence , 38º58.96’N 95º14.62’W, 200 m, in rotting wood chips, 1.v.1999 (V.I.Gusarov) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, 18 km SSE Lawrence, Breidenthal Preserve , 38º48.50’N 95º11.52’W, 250 m, on mushrooms, 23.v.2000 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU) GoogleMaps   ; New Jersey: Burlington Co.: ♂, Pine Barrens, Whitesbog , sifting, 30.v.1999 (A.Berkov) ( SPSU)   ; New York: Orange Co.: ♀, 8 km S New Windsor, Black Rock Forest , 9.v.1998 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU)   ; Texas: Blanco Co.: 8 specimens, 16 km NEE Johnson City, Pedernales Falls State Park , 30º18.87’N 98º14.67’W, 300 m, on mushrooms ( Morchella   ), 1.iv.2001 (V.I.Gusarov) ( SPSU) GoogleMaps   ; CANADA: Québec: ♂, Chûte­aux­Galets , 18.vii.1994 (Lindgren) ( SPSU)   ; ♂, Aylmer , 45º24’N 75º51W, 5.vii.1994 ( LFC) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Atheta aemula   differs from other Nearctic species of Atheta   s. str. in the following characters: body brown, elytra brownish yellow with darker area around scutellum and in postero­lateral angles, legs and 1–2 basal antennal articles yellow; antennal article 10 slightly transverse, male abdominal tergum 8 as in Figs. 31, 33 View FIGURES 31–35 , aedeagus as in Figs. 36–39 View FIGURES 36–40 , spermatheca as in Fig. 40 View FIGURES 36–40 .

Discussion. The types of H. aemula   , H. polita   , At. disjuncta   , At. replicans   , At. spadix   and At. bucolica   are all similar in external characters and in the shape of the aedeagus and spermatheca. All these names are considered to be synonyms.

Distribution. Atheta aemula   is widely distributed in the eastern United States (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Kansas, Texas and Mississippi), and is also known from Canada (Québec).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Atheta

Loc

Atheta (s. str.) aemula ( Erichson, 1839 )

Gusarov, Vladimir I. 2003
2003
Loc

Liogluta aemula:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 263
1978
Loc

Atheta (Microdota) polita:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 265
1978
Loc

Xenota disjuncta:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 268
1978
Loc

Xenota replicans:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 269
1978
Loc

Xenota spadix:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 269
1978
Loc

Xenota bucolica:

Seevers, C. H. 1978: 268
1978
Loc

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula:

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 354
1975
Loc

Atheta (Microdota) polita:

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 370
1975
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta: Moore & Legner, 1975: 359

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 359
1975
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) replicans: Moore & Legner, 1975: 372

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 372
1975
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) spadix: Moore & Legner, 1975: 374

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 374
1975
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica: Moore & Legner, 1975: 356

Moore, I. & Legner, E. F. 1975: 356
1975
Loc

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 656
1926
Loc

Atheta (Microdota) polita:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 635
1926
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 641
1926
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) replicans:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 649
1926
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) spadix:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 650
1926
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica:

Bernhauer, M. & Scheerpeltz, O. 1926: 639
1926
Loc

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 209
1920
Loc

Atheta (Microdota) polita:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 187
1920
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 214
1920
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) replicans:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 214
1920
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) spadix:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 214
1920
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica:

Fenyes, A. 1920: 214
1920
Loc

Atheta aemula:

Blatchley, W. S. 1910: 354
1910
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) disjuncta

Casey, T. L. 1910: 43
1910
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) replicans

Casey, T. L. 1910: 44
1910
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) spadix

Casey, T. L. 1910: 45
1910
Loc

Atheta (s. str.) bucolica

Casey, T. L. 1910: 46
1910
Loc

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula:

Bernhauer, M. 1909: 518
1909
Loc

Atheta (Liogluta) aemula:

Bernhauer, M. 1907: 394
1907
Loc

Homalota polita

Melsheimer, F. E. 1844: 31
1844
Loc

Homalota aemula

Erichson, W. F. 1839: 102
1839