Henia (Chaetechelyne) vesuviana (Newport, 1845)

Zapparoli, Marzio & Iorio, Etienne, 2012, The centipedes (Chilopoda) of Corsica: catalogue of species with faunistic, zoogeographical and ecological remarks, International Journal of Myriapodology 7, pp. 15-68: 31

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Henia (Chaetechelyne) vesuviana (Newport, 1845)
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23. Henia (Chaetechelyne) vesuviana (Newport, 1845) 

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  Newp.: Pocock 1894: 164. (1)

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  Newp.: Léger and Duboscq 1903: 312. (2)

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  Newp.: Verhoeff 1925a: 655. (3)

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  Newp.: Verhoeff 1926: 271. (4)

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  (Newp.): Attems 1929: 238. (5)

Chaetechelyne corsica  Verhoeff 1943: 3, figs 1, 2. (6)

Chaetechelyne duboscqui  Verhoeff 1943: 3, fig. 3. (7)

Chaetechelyne duboscqui  Verh.: Attems 1947: 137. (8)

Chaetechelyne corsica  Verh.: Attems 1947: 137. (9)

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  Newp.: Attems 1949: 110. (10)

Chaetechelyne vesuviana  (Newport, 1845): Minelli 1978: 159. (11)

Chaetechelyne duboscqui  Verhoeff, 1943: Minelli 1982: 263. (12)

Chaetechelyne corsica  Verhoeff, 1943: Minelli 1982: 263. (13)

Henia vesuviana  (Newport, 1845): Foddai et al. 1996: 361, Tab. I. (14)

Henia (Chaetechelyne) vesuviana  (Newport, 1845): Geoffroy and Iorio 2009: 683. (15)

Literature records.

General. Sardinia-Corsica (11). Corsica (3, 5, 10, 14, 15). Epigeic. Corse-du-Sud, 2A - Ajaccio (2) [I].Bocognano (6, 9, 13, loc. typ. of Chaetechelyne corsica  Verhoeff, 1943) [I]. Piana, Aitone forest (4) [II]. Haute-Corse, 2B - Bastia (2) [I]. Cap Corse (2) [I]. Corte (1, 2) [I]. St. Pedrone [= Mt. San Pedrone?], near, 1600 m (7, 8, 12, loc. typ. of Chaetechelyne duboscqui  Verhoeff, 1943) [III]. Vizzavona (2) [III].

Material examined.

Epigeic. Corse-du-Sud, 2A - Ajaccio, Propriano/Sartene, Col de St. Georges, 700-850 m (code 74-2): 26.IX.1974, KT, 1 ♂ 65 lp MZ det. (NHMW) [I]. Ajaccio, Vico, N Sagone, Guagno, approx 500 m (code 74-22): 6.X.1974, KT, 1 ♀ 67 lp MZ det. (NHMW) [I]. Haute-Corse, 2B - Cap Corse, Col San Nicola, Quercus ilex  wood, 320 m: 10.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♀ 75 lp MZ det. (CMZ) [I]. Cap Corse, Col St. Lucia, Tour de Seneca, Quercus ilex  wood, 450 m: 11.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♀ 65 lp MZ det. (CMZ) [I]. Corte, Col de Vizzavona, Fagus sylvatica  wood, 1160-1480 m, (code 74-13): 1.X.1974, KT, 1 ♂ 65 lp, 1 imm. 65 lp MZ det. (NHMW) [III]. Corte, Restonica Valley, Pinus laricio  wood, 950-1000 m: 15.IV.2004, MZ, 1 ♀ 69 lp MZ det. (CMZ) [II]. Vivario, 600 m: 17.XI.1967, PB, 1 ex EI det. (MNHN) [I].

General distribution.

Europe: Croatia, France (mainland, Corsica), Hungary (?), Italy (mainland, Sicily, Sardinia), Portugal (mainland), Romania ( south–west?), Slovenia, Spain (mainland, Balearic Is.), Switzerland ( Minelli 1982, Kos 1992, Stoev 1997); the species is probably present also in North Africa (Tunisia) (cf. Minelli 1982); records from Central Europe (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, The Netherlands) are mostly related to anthropogenic habitats ( Rémy and Hoffmann 1959, Eason 1964, Jeekel 1977, Barber 1985, Spelda 1991, 2005, Lock 2000, Lindner 2007); introduced to North America ( Eason 1964). The European distribution of the species has been reviewed by Lindner (2007).

Chorotype.

W-Mediterranean.

Ecological notes.

320-1600 m; recorded from the Mesomediterranean to the Montane vegetation belts, in Quercus ilex  woods (2 sites), Fagus sylvatica  woods (1 site), Pinus laricio  woods (1 site).

Remarks.

Subgeneric assignment according to Minelli (1982). According to Léger and Duboscq (1903: 312), specimens from Bastia, Cap Corse, Ajaccio and Corte ( “Région chaude") are small in size (25-30 mm long), with 63-67 rarely 71 (males), and 67-69 (females) leg pairs, whereas those from Corte and Vizzavona ( “Région montagneus") are larger in size (50-70 mm long), with 75-77 rarely 65 (males), 77-79 (females) leg pairs. The examined material (2 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, 1 immature, 1 unsexed) is not consistent with this pattern.

Chaetechelyne duboscqui  and Chaetechelyne corsica  are both probably conspecific with Henia vesuviana  according to Minelli (1982).