Shavrin A.V.1, Makarov K.V.2 2019. Contribution to the knowledge of the fauna of rove beetles of the subfamily Omaliinae MacLeay, 1825 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Kunashir Island, Kurile Islands // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.28. No.1: 36–53 [in English].

1 Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienibas 13, Daugavpils LV-5401, Latvia. E-mail:

2 Zoology and Ecology Department, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Kibalchicha str. 6, Bld. 5, Moscow 129164, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.28.1.06

ABSTRACT. The list of 19 species of 14 genera in four tribes of the rove beetles (Staphylinidae) of the subfamily Omaliinae MacLeay, 1825 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of Kunashir Island is provided. A lectotype is designated for Lesteva plagiata Sharp, 1889. The aedeagi of Lesteva nipponica Watanabe, 1990, L. plagiata Sharp, 1889, Liophilydrodes puncticollis (Nakane et Sawada, 1956), Mannerheimia yasudai Watanabe, 1990, and the aedeagus, mouthparts, and apical segments of the male abdomen of Archaeoboreaphilus miyamorii (Watanabe, 1988) are figured. Habitus photographs of eight species are provided. Additional material of seven species is recorded from adjacent territories. Several first records are reported: Acidota daisetsuzana Watanabe, 1990 (from Kunashir and Maritime Province), Lesteva nipponica, Mannerheimia yasudai, Archaeoboreaphilus miyamorii, Eudectus rufulus Weise, 1877 (all from Kunashir) from Russia, Liophilydrodes puncticollis from Kunashir, Shikotan Islands, and Khabarovsk Territory, Lesteva plagiata, Acrolocha miyamorii, Phloeostiba plana (Paykull, 1792), and Phloeonomus pusillus (Gravenhorst, 1806) from Kunashir, Geodromicus nipponensis (Watanabe, 1990) from Shikotan, and Phloeonomus orientalis Smetana, 1981 from Maritime Province. The features of the fauna of Kunashir Island are briefly discussed. The distributions of all identified species in Kunashir Island are mapped.

KEY WORDS. Staphylinidae, Omaliinae, Kurile Islands, Kunashir Island, fauna, lectotype designation.

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