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Soldati F.,Laboratoire National dEntomologie Forestiere | Soldati L.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Annales Zoologici | Year: 2011

A new species of the genus Opatrum Fabricius, 1775, 0. (Opatrum) malgorzatae sp. nov., is described from Corsica. It is compared to its Sardinian endemic relative O. (Opatrum) dahli Kster, 1849. Photographs of habitus and aedeagus of both species are presented. © Fundacja Natura optima dux.

New records are given for Gerandryus aetnensis (Rottenberg, 1871) (Coleoptera ; Tenebrionidae Latreille, 1802) in the Mercantour national Park and in the Alpes-Maritimes. The systematic position of the genus Gerandryus Rottenberg, 1873 within the subfamily Alleculinae Laporte, 1840 and the history of the distribution of G. aetnensis are discussed. Ecological data are provided. © Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris.

Soldati F.,Laboratoire National dEntomologie Forestiere | Francois A.,Emirates Center for Wildlife Propagation
Annales Zoologici | Year: 2013

Abstract. The little known species Alphasida (Glabrasida. nitida Bedel, 1918, described from eastern Morocco based on the unique type specimen, is rediscovered by numerous specimens from the type locality. The peculiar ecology of this species is indicated. Its systematic position in the subgenus Glabrasida Escalera, 1910 within the genus Alphasida Escalera, 1905 is confirmed. A redescription of this species based on both sexes is given and a neotype is designated. © Fundacja Natura optima dux.

Benyahia Y.,Hassan II University | Soldati F.,Laboratoire National dEntomologie Forestiere | Rohi L.,Hassan II University | Valladares L.,University Paul Sabatier | And 2 more authors.
Check List | Year: 2015

To contribute to the knowledge of beetles (Coleoptera) of the mountainous region of Morocco, Talassemtane National Park (Western Rif, Chefchaouen district, Morocco) was surveyed. This is an exceptional protected area of the Mediterranean Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve (RIBM). The inventory was made using different traps combined with active searching periodically during 2013 and 2014. Among numerous species belonging to various families, the darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) represent one of the major groups, in terms of diversity and heritage value. Thirty five species were identified, two species are new records to Morocco, and two other species, which were hitherto only known by the type specimens, have been rediscovered. © 2015 Check List and Authors.

Soldati F.,Laboratoire National dEntomologie Forestiere | Francois A.,Emirates Center for Wildlife Propagation
Annales Zoologici | Year: 2015

Alphasida (Glabrasida) bounaceurensis sp. nov. is described from the Jbel Bou Naceur top, the most eastern summit of the Moroccan Middle Atlas range. It is compared to other morphologically and geographically related species. Type material of Alphasida (Glabrasida) lecerfi Koch, 1940 and its subspecies is studied. A lectotype is designated for Alphasida (Glabrasida) iblanensis Antoine, 1939. We propose here a new synonymy: Alphasida (Glabrasida) iblanensis Antoine, 1939 = Alphasida (Glabrasida) lecerfi ighrezranensis Koch, 1940.

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