Medon dilutus pythonissa (SAULCY, 1865)

Assing, Volker, 2018, A revision of Medon. XI. Five new species, additional records, and the first confirmed records from the Oriental region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology (Beitr. Entomol.) 68 (1), pp. 69-81: 75

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.21248/contrib.entomol.68.1.069-081

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:219B62F1-B798-4121-B4A2-92A7BCD2B952

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1E50F430-F127-FFCC-FF22-99225E1744B7

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Carolina

scientific name

Medon dilutus pythonissa (SAULCY, 1865)
status

 

Medon dilutus pythonissa (SAULCY, 1865)  

Material examined: Greece: Mainland: 1 ex., Atikí- Piréas, Oros Geránia , 1280 m, subterranean pitfall trap, 30.V.2003 - 15.VI.2004, leg. Giachino & Vailati ( MNB)   ; 2 exs., Atikí, Oros Kithairón , 38°11'N, 23°16'E, 1210 m, subterranean pitfall trap, 22.V.2011 - 4.VI.2012, leg. Giachino & Vailati ( MNB) GoogleMaps   . Crete: 3 exs., Therisos Gorge valley , 35.42°N, 23.99°E, 550–580 m, sifting tree cavities and leaf litter, 23.IV.2015, leg. Kocian (cKoc, cAss) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Lefka Ori, Omalos env., 35.36°N, 23.92°E, sifted, 24.IV.2015, leg. Kocian (cKoc) GoogleMaps   ; 1 ex., Lefka Ori, Omalos env., 35.36°N, 23.92°E, 1100 m, sifted, 20.IV.2015, leg. Kocian (cKoc) GoogleMaps   ; 4 exs., Aloides env., 35.37°N, 24.87°E, 420 m, tree cavities of Olea   trees sifted, 18.IV.2015, leg. Kocian GoogleMaps   (cKoc).

Armenia: 1 , Lanjanist env., 39.86°N, 44.94°E, 1560 m, 18.V.2015, leg. Kocian (cKoc); 1 , Tatev env., Vorotan valley, 39.39°N, 46.25°E, 1300 m, macchia, sifted, 24.V.2015, leg. Kocian (cAss) GoogleMaps   . Georgia: 6 exs., Atskuri env., 41°45'N, 43°09'E, 1150 m, 20.VI.2013, leg. Kocian (cKoc, cAss) GoogleMaps   .

Comment: Medon dilutus pythonissa   is by far the most common of the subspecies of M. dilutus (ERICHSON, 1839)   . Its Ponto-Mediterranean distribution ranges from the southern Balkans to the Middle East and the Caucasus region ( ASSING 2013).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Staphylinidae

Genus

Medon