Senckenberg Publications

paper Johannes Frisch & M. Sörensson


Johannes Frisch Museum für Naturkunde Berlin,
Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science,
Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Mikael Sörensson Lund University, Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 35, 22362 Lund, Sweden



Zoosetha incisa Assing, 1998 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), a new rove beetle for the fauna of Germany and Sweden


The aleocharine rove beetle Zoosetha incisa Assing, 1998 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) is recorded from Germany and Sweden for the first time. The genus Zoosetha Mulsant & Rey, 1874 is also new to the Scandinavian Peninsula. The new localities considerably extend the known distribution of this rare European species towards the north. Aedeagus, spermatheca and abdominal sternite VIII of Z. incisa are illustrated and compared to the sexual characters of the similar, closely related Z. inconspicua (Erichson, 1839). The diagnostic characters of the female of Z. incisa are illustrated for the first time. The distribution of Z. incisa is mapped, and the species’ habitat is discussed.


Oxypodini | Central Europe | Zoosetha inconspicua Erichson | distribution | genital characters