Epuraea imperialis (Reitter, 1877). New invasive species of Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) in Europe, with a checklist of sap beetles introduced to Europe and Mediterranean areas

Josef Jelínek, Paolo Audisio, Jiří Hájek, Cosimo Baviera, Bernard Moncoutier, Thomas Barnouin, Hervé Brustel, Hanife Genç, Richard A. B. Leschen

Abstract


Australian species Epuraea imperialis (Reitter, 1877), previously introduced to New Zealand, is recorded as a new invasive species from the Canary Islands, Continental Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, and Italy. It is redescribed and figured, and its taxonomic position in the genus Epuraea Erichson, 1843 is discussed. A tentative checklist of sap beetles introduced to Europe and the Mediterranean areas is finally included.

Keywords


Taxonomy; distribution; invasive species; Coleoptera; Nitidulidae; Epuraea; Europe; Australia; New Zealand

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1478/AAPP.942A4

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