An updated checklist of the scarab beetle fauna of Asinara Island, Sardinia, Italy (Coleoptera: Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiidae, Cetoniidae, Dynastidae, Hybosoridae)

  • Julia T. Treitler Ecology and Environmental Education Group, Institute of Biology and Chemistry, University of Hildesheim, Germany.
  • Giuseppe M. Carpaneto Dipartimento di Scienze, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.
  • Marco Dellacasa Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Pisa, Italy.
  • Jörn Buse | joern.buse@nlp.bwl.de Black Forest National Park, Freudenstadt, Germany.

Abstract

The island of Asinara, located in the northwest of Sardinia, is characterized by a large number of feral grazing mammals belonging to four herbivorous species (horse, donkey, mouflon, and goat) and an omnivorous one (wild boar). Hand-collections of scarabs in 2014 and the examination of unpublished records revealed the presence of five species new for Asinara (Trox nodulosus, Ateuchetus laticollis, Sisyphus schaefferi, Caccobius schreberi and Cetonia carthami). Based on all records (published and unpublished) we present a new checklist of the scarab beetle fauna of Asinara which increased from 30 to 43 species belonging to seven families: 2 Trogidae, 2 Geotrupidae, 13 Scarabaeidae, 19 Aphodiidae, 5 Cetoniidae, 1 Dynastidae, and 1 Hybosoridae

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2019-05-31
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Keywords:
Mediterranean island, dung beetles, National Park, Scarabaeoidea
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Treitler, J., Carpaneto, G., Dellacasa, M., & Buse, J. (2019). An updated checklist of the scarab beetle fauna of Asinara Island, Sardinia, Italy (Coleoptera: Trogidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiidae, Cetoniidae, Dynastidae, Hybosoridae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 51(1), 41-46. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2019.333