Astenus (Eurysunius) curtulus (ERICHSON 1840)

Assing, V., 2014, On the Staphylinidae of Sardinia, Italy (Insecta: Coleoptera), Linzer biologische Beiträge 46 (1), pp. 415-428: 418

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4526290

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4489743

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C4513606-FFC8-FFD2-D7D5-2BEAB64D4C95

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Felipe

scientific name

Astenus (Eurysunius) curtulus (ERICHSON 1840)
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Astenus (Eurysunius) curtulus (ERICHSON 1840)  

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Italy S a r d i n i a 666, 5♀♀, 10 km SW Siniscola, NWslope of Monte Albo , 40°32'N, 9°35'E, 570 m, N-slope, stony pasture, under stones, 24.XII.2012, leg. Assing GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Monte Arci , 10 km NE Terralba 39°47'N, 8°46'E, 620 m, road margin, under stone, 27.XII.2012, leg. Assing GoogleMaps   ; 466, 1♀, 10 km NW Ozieri, N Sant'Antioco di Bisárcio , 40°39'N, 8°55'E, 270 m, moist pasture, under stones, 29.XII.2012, leg. Assing GoogleMaps   ; 3♀♀, 7 km SE Ozieri , 40°32'N, 9°06'E, 940 m, calcareous pasture, under stones, 29.XII.2012, leg. Assing; (cAss, MNHUB) GoogleMaps   ; 766, 6♀♀, 18 km W Nuoro, N Orotelli , 40°20'N, 9°03'E, 220 m, moist pasture with stones, under stones, 30.XII.2012, leg. Assing GoogleMaps   ; 966, 5♀♀, 10 km N Nuoro, W Orune , 40°25'N, 9°18'E, 770 m, stony pasture in cork tree forest, under stones, 30.XII.2012, leg. Assing GoogleMaps   ; 2066, 11♀♀, 10 km SW Siniscola, NW-slope of Monte Albo , 40°32'N, 9°35'E, 570 m, N-slope, stony pasture, under stones, 1.I.2013, leg. Assing (cAss, MNHUB) GoogleMaps   .

C o m m e n t: The above material was compared with the types. According to COIFFAIT (1984), A. curtulus   is distributed in Sardinia and Corsica, but personal observations suggest that the species is endemic to Sardinia and previous records from Corsica are based on misidentifications. The specimens collected to the north of Orotelli were collected from nests of Tetramorium sp., whereas the remaining material was found under stones without ants, suggesting that this species is a facultative inhabitant of Tetramorium nests.