Othius grandis, Hochhuth, 1849

Assing, Volker, 2018, A revision of Othiini. XX. Two new species of Othius, the first record of the genus from Myanmar, and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae), Linzer biologische Beiträge 50 (1), pp. 25-40 : 30-31

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Othius grandis


Othius grandis View in CoL HOCHHUTH, 1849

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Georgia: R a t c h a: 1♀ [slightly teneral], south slope of Letchkhumskiy mountain range , Khideshlebi env., 42°40'N, 43°24'E, 1235 m, 5. VII.2015, leg. Pütz (cPüt) GoogleMaps ; 1♂, 4 km NW Nikortsminda, 42°29'N, 43°06'E, 1395 m, 23. V.2016, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss). GoogleMaps K a c h e t i a: 2♂♂, Tsiv-Gombori mountain range , 5 km W Telavi, 41°54'N, 45°24'E, 1090 m, beech forest, 8. VII.2015, leg. Pütz (cPüt, cAss). GoogleMaps S v a n e t i: 1♂, 1♀, 3 km S Koruldashi, 42°53'N, 43°09'E, 1790 m, 1.VIII.2016, leg. Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 2♂♂, Mazeri , 43°06'N, 42°36'E, 1660 m, 26. VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 1♀, Ushguli , Zagaro pass, 42°55'N, 43°03'E, 2400 m, 28. VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss) GoogleMaps ; 2♂♂, 1♀, Ushguli , Zagaro pass, 42°56'N, 43°08'E, 2250 m, 29. VI.2017, leg. Brachat & Meybohm (cAss). GoogleMaps Russia: 1♀, Krasnodarskiy Kray , Lagonakskiy Mountains, Matazyk Mountain, 9 km S Guamka, 44°09'N, 39°55'E, 1080 m, 21. V.2014, leg. Pütz (cPüt) GoogleMaps ; 1♀, Krasnodarskiy Kray , Chernomoeskiy Mountains , NE Podgornye, 44°08'N, 41°04'E, 820 m, meadows, 28.V.2014, leg. Pütz (cAss). GoogleMaps Armenia: 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 road E Ijevan , 40°52'N, 45°11'E, 1400 m, young beech forest, litter and dead wood sifted, 6. VII.2017, leg. Assing (cAss) GoogleMaps .

C o m m e n t: The distribution of O. grandis is confined to the Caucasus region, including the Greater and the Lesser Caucasus, as well as Northeast Turkey and North Armenia. The species was also reported from Azerbaijan, based on an old record from "Kirovabad" (= Gandza) ( ASSING 1999b). It is currently unclear if this record is correct or, like material from "Helenendorf", based on a mislabelled specimen (see comments in the sections on O. stenocephalus and O. hebes . The currently known distribution is illustrated in Map 3 View Map 3 .


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