Astenus (Eurysunius) rhodicus ASSING, 2013

Assing, Volker, 2016, On the Staphylinidae of the Greek island Karpathos (Insecta Coleoptera), Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (1), pp. 235-263 : 247

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Astenus (Eurysunius) rhodicus ASSING, 2013


Astenus (Eurysunius) rhodicus ASSING, 2013  

C o m m e n t: Astenus rhodicus   is a myrmecophile associated with ants of the genus Tetramorium MAYR, 1855. It was previously known only from Rhodos ( ASSING 2013b). All four specimens ( Tab. 1) were found in the same Tetramorium nest. An examination of the ants revealed that it was in fact a mixed colony of Tetramorium sp. and a species of the dulotic (slave-making) ant genus Strongylognathus MAYR, 1853.