Ablattaria arenaria

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Qubaiová J, Růžička J, Šípková H (2015) Taxonomic revision of genus Ablattaria Reitter (Coleoptera, Silphidae) using geometric morphometrics. ZooKeys (477) : 79–142, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.477.8446. Versioned wiki page: 2015-01-26, version 68004, https://species-id.net/w/index.php?title=Ablattaria_arenaria&oldid=68004 , contributors (alphabetical order): Pensoft Publishers.

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Taxonavigation

Ordo: Coleoptera
Familia: Silphidae
Genus: Ablattaria

Name

Ablattaria arenaria (Kraatz, 1876)Wikispecies linkPensoft Profile

Type material examined

Lectotype male of Phosphuga arenaria (here designated) (SDEI, general collection) (Fig. 23), pinned, labelled: “866 [hw, black frame] // coll. Kraatz [p] // Typus [p, red label] // arenaria / Kraatz Küst. XXX / Asia minor [hw, Kraatz’s handwriting, light yellow label with black frame] // coll. SDEI / (Müncheberg) / general coll. [p, light green label] // Lectotype / Phosphuga arenaria / Kraatz, 1876 / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / des. 2014 [p, red label] // Ablattaria / arenaria (Kraatz, 1876) / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / det. 2014 [p]”.
Lectotype male of Ablattaria arenaria var. alleoni (here designated) (MNHN, coll. Pic), pinned, labelled: “Adana [hw] // var. Alleoni / m. [hw, Portevin’s handwriting] // Type [p, red label with black frame] // Muséum Paris / Coll. M. Pic [p] // Lectotype / Ablattaria arenaria / var. alleoni Portevin, 1926 / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / des. 2014 [p, red label] // Ablattaria / arenaria (Kraatz, 1876) / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / det. 2014 [p]”.
Lectotype male of Ablattaria arenaria var. punctigera (here designated) (HNHM) (Fig. 24), pinned, labelled: “Syrien / Haifa / Reitter [p, black frame] // coll. Reitter [p] // Holotypus [p, red letters] 1884 / Ablattaria arenaria / v. punctigera / Reitter [hw, thick red frame; subsequent label added probably by Z. Kaszab or V. Székessy (O. Merkl, pers. comm.)] // Lectotype / Ablattaria arenaria / var. punctigera / Reitter, 1884 / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / des. 2014 [p, red label] // Ablattaria / arenaria (Kraatz, 1876) / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička det. 2014 [p]”. Paralectotypes: 1 male, 2 females (HNHM), pinned, with identical labels as lectotype except for “Paratypus [p, red letters] 1884 / Ablattaria arenaria / v. punctigera / Reitter [hw, thick red frame] // Paralectotype / Ablattaria arenaria / var. punctigera / Reitter, 1884 / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / des. 2014 [p, red label]”; 1 male (SMTD), pinned, with identical labels as previous paralectotypes except for “Staatl. Museum für / Tierkunde Dresden [p]”; 1 male (SDEI, coll. Heyden), pinned, labelled: “Haifa Syriae [p] // Simon. [p] // Syntypus [p, red label] // arenaria / v. puncti- / gera m. [hw, Reitter’s handwriting] // coll. SDEI / (Müncheberg) / coll. HEYDEN [p, modern light green label] // Paralectotype / Ablattaria arenaria / var. punctigera / Reitter, 1884 / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / des. 2014 [p, red label] // Ablattaria / arenaria (Kraatz, 1876) / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / det. 2014 [p]”; 1 female (MNHN, general collection), pinned, labelled: “Syrien / Haifa / Reitter [p] // arenaria / Kratz [hw] // arenaria / v. punctigera [hw, Reitter’s handwriting; yellow label] // 249 // MUSEUM PARIS / Coll. A. GROUVELLE 1917 [p] // Paralectotype / Ablattaria arenaria / var. punctigera / Reitter, 1884 / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / des. 2014 [p, red label] // Ablattaria / arenaria (Kraatz, 1876) / J. Qubaiová & J. Růžička / det. 2014 [p]”.

Additional material examined

391 specimens, see Appendix 1.

Diagnostic description

Total body length 11–15 mm, body matt. Pronotum semi-elliptical, with only very superficial, very fine punctures medially on disc (which looks impunctate under lower magnification), much larger punctures more peripherally (Fig. 12). Elytra with fine punctures that are finer in size and less close together than in Ablattaria cribrata and Ablattaria laevigata, with few intermixed larger punctures dispersed mostly toward the inner elytral margin (Fig. 16).

Remarks

Subtle differences in punctation of the scutellar shield and elytra, which differentiate the two varieties described by Reitter (1884)[2] and Portevin (1926)[3], fall within the intraspecific variability of Ablattaria arenaria. We confirm their status as junior subjective synonyms, as already proposed by Schawaller (1979)[4].

Biology

Seasonal activity of adults with a peak in March–May (Table 1).

Table 1. Seasonal activity of Ablattaria spp. (based on number of examined specimens per month). Ablattaria subtriangula is excluded, due to lack of material with precise seasonality data.
Species / month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ablattaria arenaria 1 11 24 68 31 19 5 1 1 6 0 2
Ablattaria cribrata 0 0 1 6 13 13 7 5 4 0 0 2
Ablattaria laevigata 1 7 50 222 235 154 88 71 33 33 1 1

Distribution

Greece (only Crete and Rhodes), Cyprus, Turkey, to the south of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the south-west of Iran (Fig. 32).

Taxon Treatment

  • Qubaiová, J; Růžička, J; Šípková, H; 2015: Taxonomic revision of genus Ablattaria Reitter (Coleoptera, Silphidae) using geometric morphometrics ZooKeys, (477): 79-142. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.477.8446

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Other References

  1. Kraatz G (1876) Ueber Systematik und geographische Verbreitung der Gattung Silpha L. und verwandten Genera. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 20: 353–374.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Reitter E (1884) Bestimmungs-Tabellen der europäischen Coleopteren. XII. Necrophaga (Platypsyllidae, Leptinidae, Silphidae, Anisotomidae und Clambidae). Verhandlungen des Naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn 23: 3–122.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Portevin G (1926) Les Grands Nécrophages du Globe. Silphini - Necrodini - Necrophorini. Encyclopédie Entomologique (Série A), Vol. 6. Lechevalier, Paris, 269 pp.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Schawaller W (1979) Revision der Gattung Ablattaria Reitter 1884 (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A (Biologie) 321: 1–8.