Catomus hesperides ( Reiche, 1861 )

Nabozhenko, Maxim V., Keskin, Bekir, Keskin, Nurşen Alpagut, Gagarina, Ludmila V. & Nabozhenko, Svetlana, 2021, Two new species and new records of lichen-feeding darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Helopini) from Turkey with notes on bionomics and trophic relations, Zootaxa 5057 (1), pp. 69-86: 80-81

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5057.1.4

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5587925

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scientific name

Catomus hesperides ( Reiche, 1861 )
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Catomus hesperides ( Reiche, 1861)  

Material. 1♂, 1♀ ( PCMN)   , 1♂, 7♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Mersin Prov., Silifke , west city exit, 36°22ʹ37.73ʺN / 33°53ʹ43.14ʺE, 116 m, 29.03.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 1♀ ( PCMN)   , 1♂, 1♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Mersin Prov., Narlıkuyu , 36°26ʹ18.72ʺN / 34°06ʹ32.91ʺE, 44 m, 30.03.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 5♂, 2♀ ( PCMN)   , 1♂, 4♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Kahramanmaraş Prov., Başkonuş Yaylası , 37°34ʹ12.47ʺN / 36°34ʹ58.79ʺE, 1300 m, 18.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 48♂, 30♀ ( PCMN): Turkey, Adana Prov., Çelemli , 36°50ʹ10.86ʺN / 35°40ʹ10.89ʺE, 180 m, 3.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 7♂, 6♀ ( PCMN): Turkey, Adıyaman Prov., Nemrut Dağı, Karadut , 37°56ʹ17.65ʺN / 38°45ʹ55.08ʺE, 1230 m, 5 km lower Eskikahta, 37°56ʹ35.16ʺN / 38°40ʹ21.17ʺ E, 807 m, 9– 10.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 2♂, 2♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Hatay Prov., Samandağ, above Kapısuyu , 36°8ʹ2.14ʺN / 35°57ʹ7.51ʺE, 400 m, 7.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution and bionomics. This very common species is widely distributed from Mediterranean Turkey to Israel (Nabozhenko 2020). Nemrut Dağ (Adıyaman, Turkey) is the most eastern known locality of C. hesperides   . It occurs in natural and agricultural habitats in many landscapes. In 2021 this Catomus species   was collected on Сeratonia siliqua L. and Pinus brutia   in Mersin Province, on Cedrus libani   in Kahramanmaraş Province, on Olea europaea   L. in Adana Province ( Fig. 7C View FIGURE 7 ), and on Quercus branti   in Adıyaman Province. We registered Xanthoria sp.   as one of the host lichens. The host lichen of the genus Xanthoria   was registered for C. hesperides   on Quercus infectoria   in Cyprus by colleagues from the University of Cyprus, Konstantinos Ntatsopoulos, and Loudmila Jelinscaia Lagou (personal communication, 20 May 2021). Catomus hesperides   is the second species of Helopini   after Nalassus faldermanni ( Faldermann, 1837)   , which feeds on toxic Xanthoria sp.   lichens.

ZDEU

Zoology Department, Ege University