First records of Philonthus wuesthoffi Bernhauer, 1939 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) in Italy with notes on its distribution in Europe
Philonthus wuesthoffi Bernhauer, 1939 was recorded in Italy in 2017 and 2019 for the first time. the specimens were found in friuli, North-West of Udine, in an area cultivated with Medicago, by pitfall traps and in the Lessini Mountains north of Verona at the edge of a waterhole on a dead toad. Philonthus wuesthoffi seems to have invaded Europe from East Asia and has become a widespread species in Europe. Philonthus ohizumi Dvořák, 1958 is synonymized with P. wuesthoffi.
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