Přijato (Accepted) 15.06.2013
ELATERIDARIUM ročník 7 (2013)   strany  77-83  (16.07.2013)
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První nálezy osmi druhů kovaříků (Coleoptera, Elateridae) pro území Řecka

First records for eight click-beetles (Coleoptera, Elateridae) in Greece

Andrea Jarzabek-Müller

Anton-Hilz-Strasse 42, DE-94566 Riedlhütte, Bavaria, Germany
andrea_jarzabek@yahoo.de


Abstract. Greece provides a rich fauna of insects. Here eight first records of click-beetles (Elateridae Leach, 1815) from Greece are presented. The eight species are: Anostirus purpureus (Poda, 1761), Ctenicera pectinicornis (Linnaeus, 1758), Ctenicera virens (Schrank, 1781), Denticollis rubens Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783, Ectinus aterrimus (Linnaeus, 1761), Elathous mertliki Platia & Schimmel, 1992, Idolus picipennis (Bach, 1852) and Lacon ladae Mertlik & Dušánek, 2006. The habitus, genital and antennae of Elathous mertliki Platia & Schimmel, so far only reported from the hollow type, are figured.

Key words: Distribution, Coleoptera, Elateridae, Greece, Anostirus, Ctenicera, Denticollis, Ectinus, Elathous, Idolus, Lacon

 

Introduction

     This article contributes eight new records for Greece for beetle species from the family Elateridae. The fauna of this family from Greece was recently (since 2000) discussed by G. Platia and I. Gudenzi (2000a, b; 2001; 2002, 2003), M. Zeising und G. Brunne (2005), J. Mertlik and V. Dušánek (2006), G. Platia and I. Gudenzi (2007), G. Platia (2008), G. Platia and I. Gudenzi (2009) and Platia (2010).
     The proved species were collected in the course of two excursions in the years 2008 and 2010 and from a private collection.


Results
 

Anostirus purpureus (Poda, 1761)

Material examined: Greece, Drama region, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1083 m a. s. l. (N41.52320° E024.50829°), 07.VI.2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (3 ♀), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: This species was collected by sweeping of low vegetation in a primeval mountain mixed forest of beech-fir and spruce.
Distribution: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia: Central European Territory, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Russia: South European Territory, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro (Cate, 2007)
First record for Greece.
 

Ctenicera pectinicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Material examined: Greece, Drama region, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1773 m a. s. l. (N41.52839° E024.46320°), 07.VI.2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (20 ♂), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.; Greece, Péla region, Kajmakčalan Mts., 2029 m a. s. l. (N40.911056° E021.815042°), 17.VI.2010, V. Dušánek et J. Mertlik leg. (17 ♂, 1 ♀), det. et coll.
Collection circumstances: All specimens were taken by sweeping of grass in a primeval mountain mixed forest of beech-fir and spruce.
Distribution: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Russia: Central European Territory, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia: North European Territory, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Asia: Russia: East Siberia, China (Prov. Jilin, Shanxi), Kazakhstan, Turkey, Russia: West Siberia (Cate, 2007)
First record for Greece.


Ctenicera virens (Schrank, 1781)

Material examined: Greece, Drama region, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1423 m a. s. l. (N41.52108° E024.48230°), 07.VI.2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (1 ♀), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: The Female was taken by sweeping of low vegetation in a primeval mountain mixed forest of beech-fir and spruce.
Distribution: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lichtenstein, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Nearctic Region (Cate, 2007)
First record for Greece.


Denticollis rubens Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783

Material examined: Greece, Drama region, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1423 m a. s. l. (N41.52108° E024.48230°), 07.VI.2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (1 ♂, 1 ♀), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: The two specimens were taken by sweeping of low vegetation in a primeval mountain mixed forest of beech-fir and spruce.
Distribution: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Russia: Central European Territory, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Moldavia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia: South European Territory, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro (Cate, 2007), Iberian Peninsula (Molino-Olmedo, 2005), Turkey (Mertlik & Platia, 2008)
First record for Greece.


Ectinus aterrimus (Linnaeus, 1761)

Material examined: Greece, Drama region, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1083 m a. s. l. (N41.52320° E024.50829°), 07.VI.2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (1 ♂), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: This species was taken by sweeping of low vegetation in a primeval mountain mixed forest of beech-fir and spruce.
Distribution: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Russia: Central European Territory, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia: North European Territory, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Asia: Russia: West Siberia (Cate, 2007), Hungary (Merkl & Mertlik, 2005), Turkey (Lodos, 1998 (as Agriotes aterrimus Payk.))
First record for Greece.


Elathous mertliki Platia & Schimmel, 1992
(Figs. 1-3)

Material examined: Greece, Lesbos Is., near Kalloni, 26.VII.2010, M. Egger leg. (1 ♂), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2013, G. Platia vid. 2013, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: This species was caught with a light trap nearby an arbor vitae bush (pers. comm. M. Egger, 2013). In 1990 this species was reared from Thuja sp. (Platia & Schimmel, 1992). Therefore it can be assumed that this specimen came from this tree species.
Distribution: Turkey (Cate, 2007)
First record for Greece.

Figs. 1-3: Elathous mertliki Platia & Schimmel, 1992 - Greece, Lesbos Is., near Kalloni, 26.VII.2010, leg. M. Egger - fig. 1: Habitus, dorsal view (♂), scale: 5, 0 mm; fig. 2: right antenna, scale: 1, 0 mm; fig. 3: aedeagus, scale: 0, 5 mm

 

Idolus picipennis (Bach, 1852)

Material examined: Greece, Thrakien, Nomos Xanthi, Nestos-Schlucht bei Toxotes, 25.IV.1994, W. Schawaller leg. et coll. (1 ♂), C. Wurst det. 1995; Greece, Xanthi, near Toxotes, Forest Reserve Nestos Gorge, 25 m a. s. l. (N41.09301° E024.75830°), 02.VI.2008, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (1 ♂), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2008, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: This species was collected from grass at moist forest soil in a broadleave forests.
Distribution: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro (Cate, 2007)
First record for Greece.


Lacon ladae Mertlik & Dušánek 2006
(Figs. 4, 5)

Material examined: Greece, Evros region, 2 km N of Loutros, 38 m a. s. l. (N40.89665° E026.05286°), 09.VI.2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe leg. (1♂, 1♀), A. Jarzabek-Müller det. 2010, A. Jarzabek-Müller coll.
Collection circumstances: Both specimen were attracted by UV-Light in front of a hollow trunk of Platanus sp. in a plane grove along a small creek.
Distribution: Turkey, Syria (Mertlik & Dušánek, 2006)
First record for Greece.

Figs. 4, 5: Lacon ladae Mertlik & Dusánek 2006 - Greece, Evros region, 2 km N of Loutros, 38 m a. s. l. (N40.89665° E026.05286°), 09.VI.2010, leg. A. Jarzabek-Müller, J. Müller et A. Gruppe - fig. 4: Habitus, dorsal view (♂); fig. 5: Habitus, dorsal view (♀); scale: 5, 0 mm

 

Acknowledgments

     Special thanks are given to Giuseppe Platia (Gatteo) for checking the determination of Elathous mertliki and Manfred Egger (Wattens) for providing this specimen. Heinz Bußler (Feuchtwangen) helped with photography of the specimens (Figs.1-5).

 

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Attachment
 

Fig. 6: Greece, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1083 m a. s. l., 07.VI.2010; Biotope of Anostirus purpureus (Poda) and Ectinus aterrimus (L.)

 

Fig. 7: Greece, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1423 m a. s. l., 07.VI.2010; Biotope of Denticollis rubens (Pill. & Mitt.)

 

Fig. 8: Greece, Western Rodopi, Forest of Paranesti, Fracto, 1773 m a. s. l., 07.VI.2010; Biotope of Ctenicera pectiniconis (L.)

 Fig. 9: Greece, Forest Reserve Nestos Gorge,
25 m a. s. l., 02.VI.2008; Biotope of Idolus picipennis (Bach)

 

Fig. 10: Greece, Evros region, 2 km N of Loutros, 38 m a. s. l., 09.VI.2010;
Plane grove - Biotope of Lacon ladae Mertl. & Duš.

 

 

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