Trogoderma inclusum LeConte, 1854

Nardi, Gianluca & Hava, Jiri, 2013, Italian Dermestidae: notes on some species and an updated checklist (Coleoptera), ZooKeys 360, pp. 45-81: 60

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Trogoderma inclusum LeConte, 1854
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Trogoderma inclusum LeConte, 1854 

Trogoderma meridionalis  Kraatz, 1858: 146.

Trogoderma meridionalis  Kraatz: Mulsant and Rey 1868: 132.

Trogoderma meridionale  [sic!] Kraatz: Bertolini 1874: 99.

Trogoderma versicolor  Creutz. [= (Creutzer, 1799)] var. meridionale [sic!] Kr.: Ragusa 1892: 205; Porta 1929: 305.

Trogoderma versicolor  Creut. v. meridionale [sic!] K.: Bertolini 1904: 59.

Trogoderma versicolor  Creutz. a. meridionale [sic!] Kr.: Luigioni 1929: 540.

Trogoderma versicolor meridionale  [sic!] Kraatz, 1858: Mroczkowski 1968: 107.

Trogoderma inclusum  Le Conte: Dal Monte 1972: 102.

Trogoderma ? inclusum  Lec.: Angelini and Montemurro 1986: 573.

Trogoderma inclusum  : Nardi R. et al. 1993: 623, fig. 9.

Trogoderma [?] inclusum  J.L. Leconte, 1854: Audisio et al. 1995: 13, 16.

Trogoderma inclusum  Leconte: Nicoli Aldini 1999: 8.

Trogoderma inclusum  LeConte, 1854: Háva 2007: 319; Háva and Nardi 2011: 432; Zhantiev 2011a.

Material examined.

Apulia: Lecce prov., Salento, Torre S. Giovanni dint., 1-7.VII.2002, PC GC, sn, 1 ex (PCOP). Venetia: Verona prov., Verona, [Fraz.] Cancello, [about 500 m], 22.VI.1986, sn, PC, 1 ex (PCOP).

Chorotype.

Cosmopolitan (cf. Háva and Herrmann 2011, Háva and Nardi 2011, Háva et al. 2011).

Italian distribution.

Lombardy ( Nicoli Aldini 1999, Háva and Nardi 2011), Liguria ( Luigioni 1929), Emilia-Romagna ( Nicoli Aldini 1999), Latium ( Nardi R. et al. 1993, Nicoli Aldini 1999), Basilicata [?] ( Angelini and Montemurro 1986, Audisio et al. 1995), Sicily ( Kraatz 1858, Mulsant and Rey 1868, Ragusa 1892, Bertolini 1904, Porta 1929, Mroczkowski 1968) and Sardinia (cf. Háva and Nardi 2011).

The first Italian record of this species was provided by Kraatz (1858) who recorded it from Sicily (without a precise locality), while some authors ( Bertolini 1874, Dal Monte 1972, Háva 2007) and Zhantiev (2011a) recorded it from Italy and mainland Italy, respectively, without further details. Moreover, Nicoli Aldini (1999: 8) also recorded it from alcune città del Nord-Italia [= some towns of Northern Italy] but without mentioning the regions.

Remarks.

In Italy, this species and Trogoderma versicolor  (Creutzer, 1799) have often been confused (cf. Nicoli Aldini 2003b, Háva and Nardi 2011); old Italian records in the literature must be thus considered with caution. Trogoderma inclusum  is recorded here for the first time from Apulia and Venetia. This species is a stored product pest; it also develops in nests of social aculeate Hymenoptera  , and is a predator of egg masses of Lymantria dispar  (Linnaeus, 1758) ( Lepidoptera  , Erebidae  , Lymantriinae  ) (cf. Háva and Nardi 2011).