NOTES ON THE DUVALIUS SPECIES OF THE TAYGETOS MASSIF (PELOPONNESE, SOUTHERN GREECE), WITH DESCRIPTION OF THE MALE FEATURES OF DUVALIUS (DUVALIUS) MIREI DEUVE, 2001 (COLEOPTERA, CARABIDAE)
AbstractFour species of genus Duvalius (sensu stricto) are known so far from caves and upper hypogean zone (M.S.S.) in the Taygetos massif (Peloponnese, Southern Greece): Duvalius (Duvalius) taygetanus Casale, 1979, D. (D.) genesti Casale & Vigna Taglianti, 1984, D. (D.) diaphanus (Rottenberg, 1874), and D. (D.) mirei Deuve, 2001. Two of them, D. diaphanus and D. mirei, are large sized, sibling species with reduced but still evident and pigmented eyes, syntopic at high altitude above 2000 m a.s.l.. The male features and characters of the male genitalia of D. mirei are here described for the first time, and compared with those of D. diaphanus. Furthermore, a key for identification of the four sympatric Duvalius species known so far from Taygetos Mt. is provided.
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