Hypulus quercinus, (Quensel, 1970),

Tamutis, Vytautas, Ferenca, Romas & Pollock, Darren A., 2019, Faunistic review of Tetratomidae and Melandryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) in Lithuania with an annotated checklist of the species, Zootaxa 4668 (2), pp. 183-206: 191-192

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4668.2.2

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scientific name

Hypulus quercinus
status

 

H. quercinus (Quensel, 1970) 

New records. Kaiš: Strėvininkų miškas, 18 V 2006, 23 V 2007, on rotten stumps of Quercus robur  , leg. R. F., 5³, (2♀ 1³), KZM; Kau: Jiesios kraštovaizdžio draustinis, 21 V 2003, 22 V 2005, 12 VI 2005, 15 VI 2006, 14 V 2009, on rotten stumps of Quercus robur  , leg. R. F., 1♀, (1³ 1♀), 1♀, 1³, 1³, KZM  ; 19 V 2007, 21 VI 2009, on the stump of Quercur robur  , leg. A. M., 3, AMC  ; Ras: Plauginių miškas, 27 V 2018, leg. G. M., 1, (a photograph in nature); Ukm: Medinių miškas, 12 V 2010, G. S., 1 (a photograph in nature); Var: Bingelių miškas, 13 V 2014, on rotten stumps of Quercus robur  , leg. R. F., 2♀, KZM  .

Earlier records. This species was found in Kaunas district ( Ferenca 2004; Ferenca et al. 2006) (KZM).

General distribution. This species is widely distributed in Europe, but still is not found in Finland, and the northern part of European Russia ( Nikitsky & Pollock 2008).

Notes. Though this species is relatively common in Lithuania, it has not been found in most districts. In some European countries it is regarded as a rare or endangered species ( Süda & Timm 1998; Schmidl & Bussler 2004, Ljundberg 2015). The larvae develop in decaying, wet wood of deciduous trees, mainly in Quercus  ( Burakowski et al. 1987; Kubisz et al. 2014).

Tribe Melandryini Leach, 1815 

Genus Melandrya Fabricius, 1801 

Subgenus Paramelandrya Nikitsky, 2002 

M. (P.) dubia (Schaller, 1783) 

New records. Akm: Kamanų rezervatas, 30 VI 2003  , leg. V. M., 1³ 1♀, KZM; Alyt: Punios šilas, 27 VI  2008, leg., R. F., 1♀, KZM  ; Jona : Jonava, 13 VI  1976, leg. S. Pa., 1 ♀, KZM  ; Kaiš. Kaukinės botaninis-zoologinis draus- tinis, 14 VII 1994, leg. B. Š., 1, BSC; Kau: Jiesios kraštovaizdžio draustinis, 28 V 1983, 2 VI 2000, 9 VI 2000, leg. R. F., 1³, 1³, 1³, KZM  ; Jugintų miškas, 21 VI  1980, leg. S. Pi., 1 ♀, KZM  ; Kamšos miškas, 11 VI  1994, leg. V. T., 1♀, KZM  ; Karmėlavos miškas, 30 V 2004, 13 VI 2005, 31 V 2006, 25 V 2007, leg. V. I., 1♀, 1³, (1³ 2♀), 1³, KZM  ; Kaunas, 18 V 1989, leg. A. M., 1♀, AMC  ; Kaunas, 2 VI  1979, leg. R. F., 1³, KZM  ; Lomankos miškas, 31 V 2014, leg. V. I., 1³, KZM  ; Raudondvaris , 28 V 2001, leg. V. I., 1³, KZM  ; Mol: Šakymo miškas, 28 V 2018, leg. R. F., 1³, KZM  ; Pasv: Pumpėnų miškas, 12 VI  2005, leg. V. B., 1³, KZM; Ras: Plauginių miškas, 27 V 2018, leg. G. M., 1♀, KZM  ; Šak : Tervydoniai, 6 VI  2010, 25–27 V 2014, 29 V 2016, 27 V 2017, leg. R. F., 1³, (2³ 1♀), 1³, 3³, KZM  ; Ut: Minčios miškas, V-VI 29-19, Pinus sylvestris  dominated forest, flight interception trap, leg. V. T., 1³, KZM  ; Vilk: Dabravolė , 30 V 2002, leg. R. F., 1³, KZM  ; Viln: Dūkštų ąžuolynas, 9 VI  2006, leg. G. Š., 1³, KZM  ; Dubingių miškas, 28 VI  2003, leg. B. Š., 1, BSC; Zar; Antazavės miškas, 27 VI  1997, leg. B. Š., 1, BSC.

Earlier records. This species was recorded from northwestern and central Lithuania, without definite date ( Pileckis & Monsevičius 1997), and also from Kaišiadorys district without definite date ( Šablevičius 2000). Actual faunistic information is given on the occurrence of this species in Joniškis ( Butvila et al. 2007), Vilnius ( Ivinskis et al. 2004), Prienai and Trakai ( Ivinskis et al. 2009) districts.

General distribution. This species is widely distributed in the Palaearctic temperate forest zone ( Nikitsky & Pollock 2008).

Notes. This species is relatively common in Lithuania, but still not found in most districts. In some European countries it is regarded as a rare or endangered species ( Schmidl & Bussler 2004; Nitu 2008). The larvae inhabit rotten wood of deciduous trees, mostly Corylus  , Fagus  , Betula  , Alnus  ( Nikitsky 1985; Burakowski et al. 1987; Kubisz et al. 2014).

Genus Phryganophilus C. R. Sahlberg, 1833 

Subgenus Phryganophilus C. R. Sahlberg, 1833 

Ph. (Ph.) auritus Motschulsky, 1845 

New records. Kaiš: Pravieniškės, 28 V 1992, leg. A. M., 1³, AMC; Šak: Tervydoniai, 12 V 2018, 27 V 2018, leg. R. Ferenca 1♀, 1♀, KZM  .

Earlier records. This species was found in Kaunas district ( Tamutis et al. 2008; Inokaitis 2009) (KZM).

General distribution. This species is known throughout the Palaearctic temperate forest zone ( Nikitsky & Pollock 2008), but has a discontinuous distribution.

Notes. This species is insufficiently known in Lithuania and seems to be very rare. It is widely regarded as a rare saproxylic species, and a relict of primeval forests ( Kaszab 1969; Burakowski et al. 1987; Nikitsky 1988, 1992; Pawłowski et al. 2002; Roosileht & Miländer 2003; Alekseev & Nikitsky 2008; Vavra 2012; Kubisz et al. 2014). The larvae develop in rotten wood of various deciduous trees, especially Betula  and Corylus  infected by Schizopora paradoxa  fungus ( Nikitsky 2002).

AMC

Department of Biologics Research

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melandryidae

Genus

Hypulus

Loc

Hypulus quercinus

Tamutis, Vytautas, Ferenca, Romas & Pollock, Darren A. 2019
2019
Loc

Paramelandrya

Nikitsky 2002
2002
Loc

M. (P.) dubia

Schaller 1783
1783