Heft 10 / 2013

LATRIDIIDAE - ISSN 1613-2440

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Latridiidae & Merophysiidae

Inhalt Heft 10 / Contents volume 10

Hans-Peter Reike

On the status of Dienerella vincenti Johnson, 2007 and Dienerella elongata (Curtis, 1830) (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) Summary The name Dienerella elongata (Curtis, 1830) is valid. Curtis, 1830, gave a careful description and excellent drawings. The identity is supported by data on the original distribution of the species. Dienerella vincenti Johnson, 2007 is a junior synonym.

Hans-Peter Reike

Corticaria pinetorum spec. nov. – eine neue Corticariinae von den Kanarischen Inseln (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) Abstract A new species – Corticaria pinetorum spec. nov. – was found on the Canary Islands, on the isle of La Palma and Teneriffa, inhabiting presumably the pine cones in the canopy of Pinus canariensis. Einleitung Eine neue endemische Art der Gattung Corticaria (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) wird im Folgenden von den Kanarischen Inseln, von La Palma und Teneriffa, beschrieben. Acht Arten der Gattung waren 1974 auf den Kanaren bekannt (Johnson, 1974). 11 Jahre später kamen zwei weitere Arten hinzu (Johnson, 1985), so dass man derzeit 10 Corticaria- Arten unterscheidet.

Ingo Brunk, Hans-Peter Reike & Claudia Berg

The impact of coppicing and patch cuts on communities of minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) of a temperate floodplain forest Abstract The aim of the study was to research the impact of coppiced woodland and patch cuts within a larger extensive used woodland on minute brown scavenger beetles (Col., Latridiidae). Only very little knowledge is available yet for the impact of forest management practices on this small, but in forests usually very abundant and well represented beetle family. Three different areas within the "Leipziger Auwald" at Leipzig (Germany, Saxony) were investigated during the vegetation period of 2011 from May to Octobre using 18 window traps: an old grown succession plot (CONTROL), a recently restored coppiced woodland area (COPPICE) and an extensively used part of the river plain high forest with patch cut system (PATCHCUT). On the measured scales we obviously found very strong differences in terms of environmental variables on our study sites. On the scale of communities of Coleoptera and Latridiidae only few, but striking differences were found between the different sites. These differences were only slightly in quantitative terms, like species numbers, and total activity densities, but significantly in proportions of ecological groups (saproxylic Latridiidae, wood decaying fungi beetles, brushwood species, fresh wood species and proportions of red list species in community).

Wolfgang H. Rücker

Studien von Typenmaterial der Gattung Corticaria Marsham, 1802 mit Festlegung von Lectotypen aus den Sammlungen C. N. F. Brisout de Barneville und H. Franz (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) Abstract Lectotypes and paralectotypes are established, based on typematerial from the collection C. N. F. Brisout de Barneville (MNHN) (Corticaria pinicola C. N. F. Brisout de Barneville 1866 ) and the collection H. Franz (MNW) (Corticaria abdominalis Dajoz 1970, Corticaria distincta Dajoz 1970, Corticaria franzi Dajoz 1969, Corticaria tuberculata Dajoz 1970, Corticaria punctata Dajoz 1970). With twelve figures.

Wolfgang H. Rücker

Neuer Status von Cartodere approximata (Wollaston, 1877) (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) Abstract Based on a study on syntypes a new status of Latridius approximatus Wollaston, 1877 is given as a valid species. A male is designated as lectotype. With six figures. Zusammenfassung Bisher als Synonym zu Cartodere constricta (Gyllenhal, 1827) gestellt, wird Cartodere approximata (Wollaston, 1877) anhand von Studien der vorhanden Syntypen im Natural History Museum in London wieder der Status einer validen Art gegeben.

Wolfgang H. Rücker

Melanopthalma melpomene spec. nov. from Ecuador (Coleoptera, Latridiidae) Abstract A new species – Melanophthalma melpomene spec. nov. was found in Ecuador with parasitic fungi of the genus Acallomyces and is described here. With two figures.