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Bukejs A.,Vienibas iela 42 29 | Telnov D.,Stopinu Novads | Rcker W.H.,Von Ebner Eschenbach Strasse 12
Zoology and Ecology

An annotated catalogue of minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae) of the Latvian fauna is presented. In total, 54 species representing 10 genera and two subfamilies are hitherto known in Latvia. Two species of them, Corticaria fulva (Comolli, 1837) and Dienerella costulata (Reitter, 1877), are known only from records that are more than 100 years old, and their occurrence in the Latvian fauna needs to be reconfirmed. Dienerella argus (Reitter, 1884) has been removed from the catalogue. During the study, all available published sources of relevant information were reviewed and analyzed. The research history of these beetles in Latvia is surveyed. The recent Latvian fauna of Latridiidae is represented by 10 chorotypes. Species of European (11 or 20.37%), Subcosmopolitan (11 or 20.37%), and Holarctic (10 or 18.52%) chorotypes are considered to be predominant. New data on the distribution of seven insufficiently known species are given. © 2013 Nature Research Centre. Source

Bukejs A.,Vienibas iela 42 29 | Telnov D.,Stopinu Novads | Havac J.,Czech University of Life Sciences
Zoology and Ecology

A critically annotated catalogue of Dermestidae species recorded in Latvia is presented. In total, 33 species belonging to nine genera and four subfamilies are confirmed for Latvia. However, some of them, i.e. Dermestes ater DeGeer, D. erichsoni Ganglbauer, D. undulatus (Brahm), Trinodes hirtus (Fabricius), and Globicornis emarginata (Gyllenhal), are known only from old records, and new material is needed to confirm their occurrence in the local fauna. One species, Megatoma graeseri (Reitter, 1887) is recorded in Latvia for the first time. A complete bibliography of Latvian skin beetles is reviewed and analysed. The research history of Latvian Dermestidae is discussed. The Latvian fauna of skin beetles is represented by nine chorotypes. Cosmopolitan (13 or 39.4%) species are predominant in dermestid fauna of Latvia. Source

Bukejs A.,Vienibas iela 42 29 | Rucker W.H.,Von Ebner Eschenbach Street 12
Zoology and Ecology

Faunal data on 36-minute brown scavenger beetle (Coleoptera: Latridiidae) species from Latvia are presented. In total, 1102 specimens were reviewed. Five species, Dienerella (Cartoderema) ruficollis (Marsham, 1802), Stephostethus alternans (Mannerheim, 1844), Stephostethus caucasicus (Mannerheim, 1844), Corticaria lapponica (Zetterstedt, 1838), and Melanophthalma maura Motschulsky, 1866 are recorded in Latvia for the first time. Actual faunal data on Enicmus fungicola Thomson, 1868, Stephostethus rugicollis (Olivier, 1790), Corticaria ferruginea Marsham, 1802, Corticaria longicornis (Herbst, 1793), and Corticaria porochini Johnson, 2007 are presented and occurrence of these species in local fauna is confirmed. These records included that a total of 55 latridiid species are presently known in Latvian fauna. © 2013 Nature Research Centre. Source

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