Heft 8 / 2011

LATRIDIIDAE - ISSN 1613-2440

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Latridiidae & Merophysiidae

Inhalt Heft 8 / Contents volume 8

Albena Lapeva-Gjinova & Wolfgang H. Rücker

Latridiidae and Endomychidae beetles (Coleoptera) from ant nests in Bulgaria. Abstract Three species from family Latridiidae: Dienerella costulata (Reitter, 1877), D. vincenti Johnson, 2007 and Corticaria longicollis (Zetterstedt, 1838), and three species from family Endomychidae: Cholovocera major Reitter, 1887, Merophysia oblonga Kiesenwetter, 1872 and Mycetaea subterranea Fabricius, 1801, are reported for the first time from ant nests in Bulgaria. Cholovocera major has not been found in Europe up to now and it is the first representative of genus Cholovocera in Bulgaria. The species Dienerella costulata and Corticaria longicollis are also new to the country. Three of the recorded beetle species – Corticaria longicollis, Cholovocera major and Merophysia oblonga are known as closely-related with ants and live in their nests permanently. Comments on the ant-host ranges and localities are given.

Hans-Peter Reike

Cartodere (Aridius) grouvellei (Belon, 1895) - eine neue Adventivart für Europa (Coleoptera: Latridiidae). Zusammenfassung. Latridiidae: Cartodere grouvellei (Belon, 1895), Erstnachweis für Europa aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Wolfgang H. Rücker

Ergebnisse von Typenstudien der Gattungen Metophthalmus Motschulsky, 1850 (Coleoptera: Latridiidae), Cholovocera Motschulsky, 1838, Reitteria Leder, 1872, Merophysia Lucas, 1852 (Endomychidae: Merophysiinae) und Holoparamecus Curtis, 1833 (Endomychidae: Holoparamecinae) Abstract Based on studies of type specimens of the Coleoptera families Latridiidae and Endomychidae: subfamilies Merophysiinae and Holoparamecinae, the following new synonyms and lectotypes are established: Metophthalmus proximus Reitter, 1904 syn. nov., Merophysia cyrenaica Gridelli, 1930 syn. nov., Merophysia beloni Peyerimhoff, 1929 syn. nov., Merophysia bistriata Reitter, 1889 syn. nov., Merophysia minor Baudi di Selve, 1870 syn. nov., Merophysia longicornis Reitter, 1887 syn. nov., Merophysia lusitanica Reitter, 1913 syn. nov., Merophysia ragusae Belon, 1895 syn. nov., Reitteria balcanica Zora von Karaman, 1936 syn. nov., Holoparamecus atomus Ragusa, 1888 syn. nov., Holoparamecus beloni Reitter, 1884a syn. nov., Holoparamecus lederi Reitter, 1877 syn. nov., Holoparamecus saulcyi Baudi di Selve, 1870 syn. nov., Holoparamecus truquii Baudi di Selve, 1861 syn. nov.. Lectotypes are designated for: Metophthalmus sculpturatus Wollaston, 1862, Metophthalmus ferrugineus Wollaston, 1865, Metophthalmus encaustus Wollaston, 1865, Merophysia silvestrii Gridelli, 1928, Merophysia andreinii Gridelli, 1930, Merophysia procera Reitter, 1875, Holoparamecus microps Belon, 1895, Cholovocera attae Kraatz, 1858, Cholovocera fleischeri Reitter, 1902, Cholovocera major Reitter, 1887, Cholovocera sardoa (Reitter, 1911). Zusammenfassung Basierend auf Untersuchungen von Typenmaterial der Käferfamilien Latridiidae und Endomychidae: Unterfamilie Merophysiinae, werden folgende Synonyme und Lectotypen festgelegt: Metophthalmus proximus Reitter, 1904 syn. nov., Merophysia cyrenaica Gridelli, 1930 syn. nov., Merophysia beloni Peyerimhoff, 1929 syn. nov., Merophysia bistriata Reitter, 1889 syn. nov., Merophysia minor Baudi di Selve, 1870syn. nov., Merophysia longicornis Reitter, 1887 syn. nov., Merophysia ragusae Belon, 1895 syn. nov., Merophysia lusitanica Reitter, 1913 syn. nov., Reitteria balcanica Zora von Karaman, 1936 syn. nov., Holoparamecus atomus Ragusa, 1888 syn. nov., Holoparamecus beloni Reitter, 1884a syn. nov., Holoparamecus lederi Reitter, 1877 syn. nov., Holoparamecus saulcyi Baudi di Selve, 1870 syn. nov., Holoparamecus truquii Baudi di Selve, 1861 syn. nov.. Lectotypen wurden festgelegt für: Metophthalmus sculpturatus Wollaston, 1862, Metophthalmus ferrugineus Wollaston, 1865, Metophthalmus encaustus Wollaston, 1865, Merophysia silvestrii Gridelli, 1928, Merophysia andreinii Gridelli, 1930, Merophysia procera Reitter, 1875, Holoparamecus microps Belon, 1895, Cholovocera attae Kraatz, 1858, Cholovocera fleischeri Reitter, 1902, Cholovocera major Reitter, 1887, Cholovocera sardoa (Reitter, 1911).

Colin Johnson & Wolfgang H. Rücker

Latridius regalis spec. nov. - eine neue Art der Gattung Latridius (Coleoptera) aus Österreich Abstract A new species of the genus Latridius Herbst, 1793 was discovered from Austria – Latridius regalis spec. nov.. Holotype is in collection Manchester Museum, some paratypes in collection of Johnson, Rücker and Naturhistorisches Museum in Wien.

Wolfgang H. Rücker & Colin Johnson

Revalidation von Metophthalmus lacteolus Motschulsky, 1866, Metophthalmus solarii Binaghi, 1946 und Metophthalmus hungaricus Reitter, 1884 (Coleoptera: Latridiidae) Abstract Restudies of types and other specimens (Wolfgang H. Rücker 2008-2010) of Metophthalmus lacteolus Motschulsky, 1866, Metophthalmus solarii Binaghi, 1946 and Metophthalmus hungaricus Reitter, 1884 confirmed this three taxa as valid species. Lectotype is designated for Metophthalmus lacteolus Motschulsky, 1866. Detailed descriptions and figures of the male genitalia are provided. Zusammenfassung Aufgrund neuer Studien des Typenmaterials und weiterer Arten (Wolfgang H. Rücker 2008-2010) von Metophthalmus lacteolus Motschulsky, 1866, Metophthalmus solarii Binaghi, 1946 und Metophthalmus hungaricus Reitter, 1884 konnten alle Arten als valid bestätigt werden. Für Metophthalmus lacteolus Motschulsky, 1866 wurde eine Lectotype festgelegt. Die Genitalstrukturen der Männchen aller drei Arten werden abgebildet.