Philorhizus occitanus sp. n. from the South-Western Alps (Piedmont, Italy) (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Dromiini)

  • Gianni Allegro | CREA Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria. Unità di ricerca per le produzioni legnose fuori foresta, Casale Monferrato (AL), Italy.
  • Pier Mauro Giachino Settore Fitosanitario Regionale, Environment Park, Torino, Italy.
  • Luigi Bisio Cuorgnè (TO), Italy.
  • Piero Giuntelli Nole Canavese (TO), Italy.


Philorhizus occitanus sp. n. from the South-Western Alps (Ellero Valley and Maira Valley) is described. This new species is similar to P. crucifer and P. notatus as far as the external morphology is concerned, but it is distinguished by the color pattern and the shape of elytra, as well as by the features of the median lobe of aedeagus. P. liguricus, which is easily distinguished from P. occitanus sp. n. by the external morphology, was already recorded from the South-Western Alps and from the Ligurian Apennines. P. occitanus sp. n. is a likely close relative of P. notatus, although the affinities of this relict flightless new species remain uncertain.


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Coleoptera, Carabidae, Dromiini, Italy, South-Western Alps, Ligurian Alps, Cottian Alps, new species
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Allegro, G., Giachino, P. M., Bisio, L., & Giuntelli, P. (2015). Philorhizus occitanus sp. n. from the South-Western Alps (Piedmont, Italy) (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Dromiini). Fragmenta Entomologica, 47(2), 127-131.