Platypsyllus castoris Ritsema, 1869 previously noted only in Voronezh Region is found in Stavropol area (Russia) for the first time. This species was collected not on beaver, for which it was cited earlier, but on river otter ((Lutra lutra meridionalis (Ognev 1931)) – rare species of the North Caucasian region.
Key words: Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Platypsyllus castoris, Stavropol area Russia.
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