Main Page English Version  
Previous Up Next

P. Audisio, A.R. Cline et al. 2017. New species and records of pollen and sap beetles for Iran...


..       ..



PAOLO AUDISIO, ANDREW R. CLINE, ANDRZEJ LASOŃ, JOSEF JELÍNEK, SIMONE SABATELLI & SAYEH SERRI. 2017.
New species and records of pollen and sap beetles for Iran (Coleoptera: Kateretidae, Nitidulidae).
Zootaxa, 2017. Vol 4216, No 4: 369-383.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4216.4.5
ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)



PDF: Audisio_et_al_2017_new_species_Nitidulidae_Iran.pdf


Abstract


During recent expeditions in North and Southwest Iran, 10 species of Kateretidae and Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) were found. One species of Kateretidae, Brachyleptus bicoloratus Reitter, 1896, and three nitidulid species, Afrogethes schilskyi (Reitter, 1897), Stachygethes khnzoriani (Kirejtshuk, 1979), and S. nigerrimus (Rosenhauer, 1856) are recorded for the first time for the Iranian fauna (the latter is also a new record for Asia). Thymogethes ahriman (Jelínek, 1981) is herein resurrected to species rank, and two species, Thymogethes kassites sp. nov. and T. khorasanicus sp. nov., are described as new. An updated key to the known Near East and Afghan species of the genus Thymogethes Audisio & Cline, 2009 is also provided. Available and recently collected biological and distributional data, as well as short taxonomic comments, are given for the discussed species.

 


References


Audisio, P. (1988a) The identity of Meligethes syriacus C. Brisout de Barneville and the problem of its specific status (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France New Series, 24 (1), 99101.

Audisio, P. (1988b) Tassonomia, ecologia e distribuzione geografica di alcuni Kateretidae e Nitidulidae ovest-paleartici. Fragmenta entomologica, 20 (2), 189231.

Audisio, P. (1989) Notes on the genus Brachyleptus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Kateretidae). Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 50, 914.

Audisio, P. (1993a) Nuovi dati faunistici e bionomici sui Meligethes di Turchia orientale, con descrizione di una nuova specie del gruppo di M. difficilis (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae, Meligethinae). Fragmenta entomologica, 24 (2), 181193.

Audisio, P. (1993b) Coleoptera Nitidulidae - Kateretidae. Fauna d'Italia. 32. Calderini ed., Bologna, XVI + 971 pp.

Audisio, P., De Biase, A., Romanelli, P., Angelici, M.C., Ketmaier, V. & De Matthaeis, E. (1999) Molecular re-examination of the taxonomy of the Meligethes viridescens species complex (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 28, 113.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-1978(99)00039-3

Audisio, P., Jelinék, J., Mariotti, A. & De Biase, A. (2000) The Coleoptera Nitidulidae and Kateretidae from Anatolian, Caucasian and Middle East regions. Biogeographia, 21, 241354.

Audisio, P., Mariotti, A., Jelínek, J., De Biase, A. (2001a) Xenostrongylus levantinus sp. n. from Eastern Mediterranean, with notes on the generic classification of Xenostrongylus Wollaston, 1854 and Strongyllodes Kirejtshuk, 1992 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France, New Series, 37 (3), 491499.

Audisio, P., De Biase, A., Antonini, G., Belfiore, C. & Oliverio, M. (2001b) Morphological, molecular, and ecological evidence of a new Euro-Anatolian species of the Meligethes coracinus complex (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Insect Systematics and Evolution, 31, 361385.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/187631200X00426

Audisio, P., De Biase, A., Antonini, G., Oliverio, M., Ketmaier, V. & De Matthaeis, E. (2002) Specific distinction by allozymic data of sympatric sibling species of the pollen beetle genus Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Italian Journal of Zoology, 69 (1), 6569.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250000209356440

Audisio, P., De Biase, A. & Antonini, G. (2003) A new exceptional Meligethes of the M. aeneus species-group from Western Alps and an updated key to identification of M. aeneus and allied species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Insect Systematics and Evolution, 34, 121130.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/187631203788964854

Audisio, P., De Biase, A., Antonini, G., Mancini, E., Özbek, H. & Gultekin, L. (2005) Redescription and natural history of Meligethes longulus Schilsky, 1894, and provisional revision of the M. coracinus species-complex (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae, Meligethinae). Italian Journal of Zoology, 72, 7385.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250000509356655

Audisio, P., Mancini, E. & De Biase, A. (2006) A new species of the pollen-beetle genus Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) of the M. aeneus group from Greece, with review of the M. subaeneus complex. Zootaxa, 1275, 4360.

Audisio, P., De Biase, A., Trizzino, M., Mancini, E. & Antonini, G. (2009a) A new species of Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae) of the M. lugubris complex from Sardinia. Zootaxa, 2318, 386393.

Audisio, P., Cline, A.R., Lamanna, F., Trizzino, M., Antonini, G., Mancini, E. & De Biase, A. (2009b) Revision of the Southern African Pollen Beetle Genus Anthystrix (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 102, 9981012.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/008.102.0609

Audisio, P., Cline, A.R., De Biase, A., Antonini, G., Mancini, E., Trizzino, M., Costantini, L., Strika, S., Lamanna, F. & Cerretti, P. (2009c) Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 49 (2), 341504.

Audisio, P., Sabatelli, S. & Jelínek, J. (2015) Revision of the pollen beetle genus Meligethes Stephens, 1830 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Fragmenta entomologica, 46 (2014), 19112.

Avgin, S.S., Magri D., Antonini, G., Mancini, E., Jansson, N., Lasoń, A., Cline, A.R. & Audisio, P. (2012) Review of the cedar and oak forestassociated Epuraea latipes species group (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Epuraeinae), with description of a new species from southern Turkey. Entomologica Fennica, 23, 4962.

Avgin, S.S., Antonini, G., Trizzino, M., Lasoń, A., Jansson, N., De Biase, A. & Audisio, P. (2015) New data on distribution, ecology and taxonomy of Turkish Nitidulidae (Coleoptera). Turkish Journal of Zoology, 39, 314322.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3906/zoo-1402-27

Chevrolat, L.A.A. (1861) Description de coléoptères nouveaux dAlgérie. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée, Series 2, 13, 147155, 264270.

Cline, A.R., Smith, T.R., Miller, K., Moulton, M., Whiting, M. & Audisio, P. (2014) Molecular phylogeny of Nitidulidae: assessment of subfamilial and tribal classification and formalization of the family Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Systematic Entomology, 39 (4), 758772.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/syen.12084

De Biase, A., Antonini, G., Mancini, E. & Audisio, P. (2003) Molecular taxonomy of two sympatric sibling species of the pollen beetle genus Meligethes (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae). Zootaxa, 190 (1), 116.
http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.190.1.1

Easton, A.M. (1954) A revision of the lugubris complex in the genus Meligethes Stephens (Col. Nitidulidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society, 105 (16), 373392.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1954.tb00769.x

Easton, A.M. (1956) The Meligethes of North Africa (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae). Memoires de la Société des Sciences naturelles et physiques du Maroc, 1955 (2), 770.

Easton, A.M. (1957) The Meligethes (Col., Nitidulidae) of Afghanistan. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 92, 385401.

Erichson, W.F. (1845) [I., II. Lieferungen]. In: Erichson, W.F. (Ed.), Naturgeschichte der Insecten Deutschlands. Erste Abtheilung. Coleoptera. Dritter Band. Nikolaische Buchhandlung, Berlin, pp. 1320. [issued in parts: pp. 1320: 1845; pp. 321480: 1846; pp. 481800: 1847; pp. 801968: 1848].

Fairmaire L. (1875) Coloptres de la Tunisie rcolts par M. Abdul Kerim. Annali del Museo di Storia Naturale in Genova, 7, 475540.

Ghahreman, A. & Attar, F. (2000) Biodiversity of plant species in Iran. Vol. 1. Tehran University publications, Tehran, 1176 pp.

Grouvelle A. (1896) Deux nouvelles espèces dEpuraea(Col.) du basin Méditerranéen.. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 1896, 278279.

Jelínek, J. (1965) Nitidulidae der Ausbeute Klapperichs aus Libanon und Jordanien (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae). Acta faunistica entomologica Musei nationalis Pragae, 11, 327330.

Jelínek, J. (1967) 30th Result of the Zoological Expedition of the National Museum in Prague to Turkey: Coleoptera Nitidulidae. Acta entomologica Musei nationalis Pragae, 37, 2330.

Jelínek, J. (1980) Revision of the genus Brachyleptus Motsch. (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae). Acta faunistica entomologica Musei nationalis Pragae, 16, 107122.

Jelínek, J. (1981) Results of the Czechoslovak Iranian entomological expeditions to Iran 1970 and 1973. Coleoptera: Nitidulidae. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 40, 105119.

Jelínek, J. & Audisio, P. (2007) Family Nitidulidae. In: Löbl, I. & Smetana, A. (Eds), Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Vol. 4: Elateroidea - Derodontoidea - Bostrichoidea -Lymexyloidea - Cleroidea - Cucujoidea. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, pp. 459491.

Jelínek, J., Carlton, C., Cline, A. & Leschen, R. (2010) 10.26. Nitidulidae Latreille. In: Beutel, R.G., Leschen, R.A.B. & Lawrence, J.F. (Eds.), Handbook of Zoology. Vol. IV. Arthropoda: Insecta. Coleoptera. Vol. 2. Morphology and systematics (Elateroidea, Bostrichiformia, Cucujiformia partim). Walter De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 390407.

Kirejtshuk, A. (1979) New species of the genus Meligethes (Coleoptera; Nitidulidae) from north-eastern Turkey. Doklady Akademii Nauk Ukrainskoi SSR, Seria B. Geologicheskie, khimicheskie y biologicheskie nauki, 1979 (8), 679682. [in Russian]

Kirejtshuk, A. (1984) Novye vidy zhukov semeistv Nitidulidae i Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera) fauny vostochnoi Palearktiki [New species of beetles of the families Nitidulidae and Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera) of the East Palaearctic fauna]. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 63, 517531. [in Russian, English summary]

Lasoń, A. (2007) A contribution to the knowledge of the sap beetles of Turkey (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae and Kateretidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum (Entomology), 1415, 195221.

Lasoń, A. & Ghahari, H. (2013) A checklist of the Kateretidae and Nitidulidae of Iran (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea). Zootaxa, 3746, 101122.
http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3746.1.4

Mancini, E., De Biase, A., Mariottini, P., Bellini, A. & Audisio, P. (2008) Structure and evolution of the mitochondrial control region of the pollen-beetle Meligethes thalassophilus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Genome, 51, 196207.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/G07-116

Mancini, M., De Biase, A., Cline, A.R., Antonini, G., Trizzino, M., Clayhills, T., Sabatelli, S., Cerretti, P. & Audisio, P. (2016) Morphological, genetic and host-plant diversification in pollen-beetles of the Brassicogethes coracinus group (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae). Rendiconti Lincei, 27 (2), 321339.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12210-015-0482-6

Reitter, E. (1871) Revision der europäischen Meligethes-Arten. Verhandlungen des Naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn, 9, 39169.

Reitter E. (1896) Übersicht der bekannten palaearctischen Arten der Coleopteren Gattung Brachyleptus Motsch. Entomologische Nachrichten, 22, 293296.

Reitter, E. (1897) Neue russische Meligethes. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 1896, 312.

Reitter, E. (1919) Bestimmungs-Tabelle der europäischen Coleopteren. 86. Nitidulidae und Byturidae. Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn, 56, 1104. [sep.]

Rosenhauer, W.G. (1856) Die Thiere Andalusiens nach dem Resultate einer Reise zusammengestellt, nebst den Beschreibungen von 249 neuen oder bis jetz noch unbeschriebenen Gattungen und Arten. T. Blaesing Verlag, Erlangen, 429 pp.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.66016

Roubal, J. (1927) Sex nova Coleoptera palaearctica. Boletín de la Real Sociedad Espaňola de Historia Natural, 27, 134136.

Sturm, J. (1845) Deutschlands Fauna in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. V. Abtheilung. Die Insecten. Zweites Bändchen. Käfer. J. Sturm, Nürnberg, 114 pp., pls. cccivcccix.