Check List 17(2): 497-501, doi: 10.15560/17.2.497
Lamprochernes savignyi (Simon, 1881) (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones) recorded in Central Europe for the first time
expand article infoJana Christophoryová, José D. Gilgado§, Ian Bobbitt§, Katarína Krajčovičová
‡ Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia§ Section of Conservation Biology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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The pseudoscorpion Lamprochernes savignyi (Simon, 1881) is reported in Central Europe for the first time. The new record from Switzerland is based on a single female specimen found in a compost heap in the Conservatory and Botanical Garden in Geneva. Until now, the species is distributed mainly in Africa, Americas, and Asia, less in Australia and Oceania, Europe, and the Arabian Peninsula. The new record fills in the gap in species distribution between Northern Europe and the Anatolian Peninsula. A description of the collected female is provided.
Botanical garden, distribution, faunistics, phoresy, Switzerland