Přijato (Accepted) 25.09.2014
ELATERIDARIUM ročník 8 (2014)   strany  112-117  (06.10.2014)
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Nové údaje o rozšíření Elateroidea (Coleoptera: Elateridae, Eucnemidae a Omalisidae) pro Albánii, Černou Horu a Makedonii

New distributional data on Elateroidea (Coleoptera: Elateridae, Eucnemidae and Omalisidae) for Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia

Tamás NÉMETH, Václav DUŠÁNEK, Josef MERTLIK & Robin KUNDRATA

1 Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross utca 13, Hungary
e-mail: haesito@gmail.com,* corresponding author
2 Kahlikova 19, CZ -78901 Zábřeh, Czech Republic
e-mail: dusanek@elateridae.com
3 Pohřebačka 34, Opatovice nad Labem, 533 45, Czech Republic
e-mail: mertlik@elateridae.com
4 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, 17. listopadu 50, 771 46
Olomouc, Czech Republic
e-mail: robin.kundrata@upol.cz
 

Abstract. First records for ten species of Elateroidea from Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia are given. Eight species belong to the family Elateridae: Agriotes acuminatus (Stephens, 1830), Athous zebeianus Platia, 2008, Procraerus tibialis (Lacordaire, 1835), Dalopius marginatus (Linnaeus, 1758), Stenagostus rhombeus (Olivier, 1790), Hypoganus inunctus (Lacordaire, 1835), Zorochros meridionalis (Laporte, 1840), Paracardiophorus musculus (Erichson, 1840), one to Eucnemidae: Xylophilus testaceus (Herbst, 1806), and one to Omalisidae: Omalisus fontisbellaquaei Geoffroy, 1785.

Keywords: Coleoptera, Elateroidea, Elateridae, Eucnemidae, Omalisidae, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, new records, distribution
 

     The superfamily Elateroidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga) contains ca. 24,000 described species classified into 15 families (Bocak et al. 2014, Kundrata et al. 2014). Although the greatest diversity of the group lies in the tropics, new elateroid species are still being discovered in Europe as well (e.g., Platia 2012, Zapata et al. 2013, Németh & Platia 2014). The Balkan Peninsula is part of the Mediterranean Basin, one of the most important world biodiversity hotspots (Myers et al. 2000), and still, new Elateroidea species, mostly the click-beetles, can be found there (e.g., Schimmel & Platia 2008, Platia & Németh 2011, Platia 2013). Recently, several authors published information on new records of elateroid beetles for the Balkan countries (Kovács & Merkl 2013; Kovács et al. 2011, 2012; Pedroni & Platia 2010; Platia 2011; Platia & Németh 2011).
     Herein, we present the new faunistic records for Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia which resulted from the recent Czech and Hungarian collecting expeditions in the Balkan Peninsula. For the information on the distributions of examined elateroid species we used studies of Cate (2004, 2007), Mertlik & Platia (2008) and references cited above. Specimens are deposited in the collections of Václav Dušánek (Zábřeh), Josef Mertlik (Opatovice nad Labem), Robin Kundrata (Olomouc), Petr Brůha (Ústí nad Labem) and in the Coleoptera Collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum (Budapest).

Abbrevitations of the countries follow Cate (2007).

E = Europe, AB = Azerbaijan, AL = Albania, AU = Austria, BE = Belgium, BH = Bosnia and Herzegovina, BU = Bulgaria, BY = Belarus, CR = Croatia, CZ = Czech Republic, DE = Denmark, EN = Estonia, FI = Finland, FR = France, GB = Great Britain, GE = Germany, GG = Georgia, GR = Greece, HU = Hungary, IT = Italy, LA = Latvia, LS = Liechtenstein, LT = Lithuania, LU = Luxemburg, MC = Macedonia, MD = Moldavia, NL = The Netherlands, NR = Norway, NT = Russia: North European Territory, PL = Poland, RO = Romania, RU = Russia, SK = Slovakia, SL = Slovenia, SP = Spain, SV = Sweden, SZ = Switzerland, UK = Ukraine, YU = Serbia and Montenegro.

A = Asia, ES = Russia: East Siberia, FE = Russia: Far East, HEI = China: Heilongjiang, IN = Iran, KZ = Kazakhstan, MG = Mongolia, TR = Turkey, WS = Russia: West Siberia.

N = North Africa, AG = Algeria, TU = Tunisia

 

New records for Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia.

ELATERIDAE

Athous zebeianus Platia, 2008

Distribution. E: GR MC

Material examined. ALBANIA Tropojë distr., Lumi i Bistricës gorge ca. 14 km N of Tropojë, 965m asl. (rocky forest) N42,4740, E20,1520, 26.VI.2014., leg. D. Angyal, Z. Fehér & J. Grego. First record for Albania.

Agriotes acuminatus (Stephens, 1830)

Distribution. E: AU BE BU CR CZ DE FR GB GE GR HU IT LS LT MC MD NL PL RO SK SL SP SZ UK A: TR

Material examined. ALBANIA, Bulqizë distr., 2 km NE Fushë Studë, Fagus forest, beaten, 41°18'4.08"N, 20°22'39.37"E, 4.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. MONTENEGRO, Bar distr., Mt. Vrsouta, Sutorman, mixed forest, swept and beaten, 42°9'18.32"N, 19°5'52.81"E, 1-2.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. First records for Albania and Montenegro.

Dalopius marginatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution. E: AL AU BU BY CR CZ DE EN FI FR GB GE GR HU IR IT LA LS LT NR PT RO RU SL SP SV SZ A: ES HEB GAN KZ MG NMO TR WS

Material examined. MONTENEGRO, Kotor distr., Mts. Lovćen, Ivanova Korita, Fagus forest, beaten, 42°22'44.81"N, 18°50'9.90"E, 31.V.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. MACEDONIA, Nizhepole reg., NP Pelister, 2.5 km S Nizhepole, mixed forest, swept, 40°59'3.65"N, 21°14'37.24"E, 6.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. First records for Macedonia and Montenegro.

Hypoganus inunctus (Lacordaire, 1835)

Distribution. E: AB AL AU BE BH BU CR CZ DE FR GE GG GR HU IT LS LU MD NL NR PL RO RU SK SL SRB SV SZ UK A: TR

Material examined. MACEDONIA, Pelagonia reg., 1.5 km SW Ehloec, Fagus forest, swept & beaten, 41°27'3.88"N, 20°44'30.19"E, 6.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. Pelagonia reg., Krushevo (41°22'37.27"N, 21°14'10.22"E), 25.V.2014, 1 ♀, Fagus forest, singled at night, J. Mertlik leg., det. et coll. MONTENEGRO, Kotor distr., Mts. Lovćen, Ivanova Korita, Fagus forest, singled at night, 42°22'44.81"N, 18°50'9.90"E, 31.V.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. Bar distr., Mt. Vrsouta, Sutorman, mixed forest, beaten, 42°9'18.32"N, 19°5'52.81"E, 1–2.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. First records for Macedonia and Montenegro.

Paracardiophorus musculus (Erichson, 1840)

Distribution. E: AU BU CT CZ FR GE GG GR HU IT LT PL RO SK SP ST SZ UK N: AG TU A: ES TR WS

Material examined. ALBANIA, Librazhd distr, 1 km N Gezavesh, riverbank, beaten and singled, 41°13'59.2"N, 20°17'32.6"E, 4–5.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. Librazhd distr., Allaj W 1 km, bridge of Lumi i Raponit, 280 m asl. [riverbed] N 41,2331, E 20,2924 2014.04.13 leg. Z. Fehér, E. Mizsei & T. Németh. Shkodër distr., Fushë Arrëzi (42°05'23.13"N, 20°05'06.62"E), 14.VI.2010, 17 ex., riverbank, P. Brůha & J. Mertlik leg., det. et coll. MONTENEGRO, Budva env., Bečiči, 27.IV.1975, 3 ex., J. Strejček leg., J. Mertlik det. et coll.; dtto, 7.V.1975, 1 ex., J. Strejček leg., J. Mertlik det. et coll. First records for Albania and Montenegro.

Procraerus tibialis (Lacordaire, 1835)

Distribution. E: AL AU BE BH BU CR CZ DE FI FR GB GE GR HU IT LV MD NR PL RO RU SK SL SP SV SZ UK YU A: IN TR N: AG

Material examined. MACEDONIA, Pelagonia reg., Krusevo, Fagus forest, from hollow Fagus, 41°22'38.01"N, 21°14'0.25"E, 5.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. Berovo reg., Suvi Laki env., Prevedena (41°33'49.51"N, 22°50'33.72"E), 4.VI.2014, 1 ♂, Fagus forest, singled at night, J. Mertlik leg., det. et coll. First records for Macedonia.

Stenagostus rhombeus (Olivier, 1790)

Distribution. E: AL AU BE BH BU BY CR CZ DE FR GB GE GR HU IT LS MD NL PL PT RO RU SK SL SP SV SZ UK A: TR

Material examined. MONTENEGRO, Bar distr., Mt. Vrsouta, Sutorman, mixed forest, ex larva from rotten Quercus, 42°9'18.32"N, 19°5'52.81"E, 1–2.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. MONTENEGRO, Kotor distr., Mts. Lovćen, Ivanova Korita, Fagus forest, (larva) 42°22'44.81"N, 18°50'9.90"E, 31.V.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. First records for Montenegro.

Zorochros meridionalis (Laporte de Castelnau, 1840)

Distribution. E: AB AU BH BU CR CZ FR GE GG GR HU IT MC NL PL RO SK SL SP ST SZ A:TR

Material examined. ALBANIA, Librazhd distr, 1 km N Gezavesh, riverbank, beaten and singled, 41°13'59.2"N, 20°17'32.6"E, 4–5.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. ALBANIA, Librazhd distr., Allaj W 1 km, bridge of Lumi i Raponit, 280 m asl. [riverbed] N 41,2331, E 20,2924 2014.04.13 leg. Z. Fehér, E. Mizsei & T. Németh. Shkodër distr., Fushë Arrëzi (42°05'23.13"N, 20°05'06.62"E), 14.VI.2010, 1 ex., riverbank, J. Mertlik leg., det. et coll. MONTENEGRO, Boan env., Komarnica river, 30.VI.2009, 4 ♂♂, J. Mertlik leg., det. et coll. Vlaina planina, river, 2.24 km SW of Crnik, 6.VII.2009, 2 ♂♂, J. Mertlik leg., det. et coll. First records for Albania and Montenegro.


EUCNEMIDAE

Xylophilus testaceus (Herbst, 1806)

Distribution. E: CR CZ FR HU IT PL RO SK SZ YU

Material examined. MACEDONIA, Pelagonia reg., 1.5 km SW Ehloec, Fagus forest, ex larva from rotten Alnus, 41°27'3.88"N, 20°44'30.19"E, 6.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. First record for Macedonia.


OMALISIDAE

Omalisus fontisbellaquaei Geoffroy, 1785

Distribution. E: AU BE BH BY CR CZ BU FR GE HU IT LS NL PL RO SL SK SP SZ UK A: TR

Material examined. ALBANIA, Tiranë distr., 1 km NE Qafmolle, machia, singled, 41°22'6.59"N, 19°58'19.16"E, 4.VI.2014., leg. V. Dušánek, R. Kundrata & T. Németh. First record for Albania.
 

Acknowledgements

     We would like to thank Giuseppe Platia (Italy) for valuable information and comments on the manuscript and Ottó Merkl (Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest) for proof reading. The fieldtrip of D. Angyal, Z. Erőss, Z. Fehér & J. Grego to Albania in June 2014 was financed by the Conchologists of America 2014, Academic Grant and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF P26581-B25).


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Supplementary figures (photos by Tamás Németh) 

 

 

Fig. 1: Habitat of Stenagostus rhombeus (Olivier, 1790), Hypoganus inunctus (Lacordaire, 1835) and Agriotes acuminatus (Stephens, 1830) at Vrsouta, Montenegro

 

Fig. 2: Road construction in the habitat of Zorochros meridionalis (Laporte de Castelnau, 1840) and Paracardiophorus musculus (Erichson, 1840) by the river Raponit, near Librazhd, Albania

Fig. 3: Stenagostus rhombeus (Olivier, 1790) Fig. 4: Paracardiophorus musculus (Erichson, 1840)
Fig. 5: Athous zebeianus Platia, 2008; female Fig. 6: Athous zebeianus Platia, 2008; male

 

 

 


 

 

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