The Elateridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) excl. Cebrionini and Drilini of Sicily: Recent records and updated checklist

Cosimo Baviera, Giuseppe Platia


This paper compiles an updated checklist of Sicilian (including the circumsicilian islets) species of Elateridae. Listed species came from published data along with new Sicilian material collected by the authors and other entomologists in the last few decades. Seventy-three species are reported, with new data for many rarely collected species in Sicily. Six species are recorded for the first time: Dalopius marginatus (Linné, 1758), Isidus moreli Mulsant and Rey, 1874, Ampedus sanguineus (Linnaeus, 1758), Zorochros meridionalis (Castelnau, 1840), Agriotes infuscatus Desbrochers des Loges, 1870, and the invasive allochthonous species Conoderus posticus (Eschscholtz, 1829). Lanelater notodonta (Latreille, 1827) is considered extinct in Sicily.


Distribution, Faunistic, Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Coleoptera, Elateridae, Sicily

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