Helops cyanipes Allard, 1877

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: 82

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E20C7DF7-5EFC-40E1-BBE2-CFDAA05672AE

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5587935

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scientific name

Helops cyanipes Allard, 1877
status

 

Helops cyanipes Allard, 1877  

Material. 1♂, 2♀ ( PCMN)   , 9♂, 7♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Kahramanmaraş Prov., Başkonuş Yaylası , 37°34ʹ12.47ʺN / 36°34ʹ58.79ʺE, 1300 m, 18.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Adana Prov., Tufanbeyli Distr., Doğanbeyli , 38°8ʹ2.75ʺN / 36°6ʹ37.24ʺE, 1447 m, 19.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 2♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Gaziantep Prov., above Fevzipaşa , 37°06ʹ32.93ʺN / 37°37ʹ49.94ʺE, 712 m, 8.04.2021 (leg. B. Keskin, M. & S. Nabozhenko) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ ( ZDEU): Turkey, Adıyaman Prov., Nemrut Dağı, Eskikahta , 37°56ʹ35.96ʺN / 38°41ʹ45.31ʺE, 1171 m, 10.04.2021 (leg. S. & M. Nabozhenko, B. Keskin) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution and bionomics. Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel. Turkish records of this species is originated from the central and eastern ridges of Taurus Mts. (from Mersin, Kahramanmaraş provinces) to Amanos Mts. (Gaziantep and Hatay provinces) ( Nabozhenko & Keskin 2017). We additionally collected Helops cyanipes   from the north of Adana Province and Nemrut Dağı in Adıyaman Province. Nemrut is the most eastern locality in the range of the species. The species inhabits coniferous forests and woodlands throughout the entire range and it was collected on trunks of Abies cilicica (Antoine et Kotschy) Carrière   , Cedrus libani   and Pinus nigra   ( Figs. 7E, F View FIGURE 7 ) among fruticose lichens of the family Parmeliaceae   . In Fevzipaşa we collected this species on trunks of Pinus brutia   where it fed on two foliose species of lichens, Physcia adscendens   and Physconia distorta (With.) J.R. Laundon   ( Physciaceae   ). Adult beetles were active in mid-April from 20:40 to ~23:00.

ZDEU

Zoology Department, Ege University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Tenebrionidae

Genus

Helops