On the genus Sunius Stephens, 1829 of Turkey VII. Two new micropterous species from southern Anatolia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae)

Keywords: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae, Sunius, Turkey, new species


Two new species of Sunius Stephens (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae) from southern Anatolia are described, illustrated and distinguished from related congeners: Sunius orgeli sp. n. (Niğde) and Sunius cercii sp. n. (Konya and Karaman). Some specimens of the new species were collected with subterranean pitfall traps in the mesovoid shallow substratum. Additional records of three species of Sunius from Turkey are reported. The genus is now represented in Turkey by 41 species, 37 of them are endemic.