Cylindera (Cylindera) germanica muelleri (Magistretti, 1966)

Boetzl, Fabian A. & Franzen, Michael, 2020, Taxonomy and distribution of Cylindera germanica (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Middle East with the description of two new subspecies (Coleoptera, Carabidae Cicindelinae), Zootaxa 4809 (1), pp. 95-110: 98-100

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4809.1.5

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scientific name

Cylindera (Cylindera) germanica muelleri (Magistretti, 1966)
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Cylindera (Cylindera) germanica muelleri (Magistretti, 1966)  

Material examined: TURKEY: Edirne: 26♂, 24♀, Edirne , 13.06.1976, leg. K. Witzgall [ ZSM]   ; 1♂, Edirne , 13.06.1976, leg. K. Witzgall [ CMF]   ; 1♀, Edirne , 10.06.1991, leg. D. Bernhauer [ CMF]   , 1♀, Edirne , 14.06.1971, leg. K. Bernhauer [ CWH / SMNS]   .

Morphology: C. germanica muelleri   is characterised by its predominantly azure blue colour ( Figure 6 View FIGURES 2-7 ). While blue or blueish individuals occasionally occur in most populations of C. g. germanica   , these are dominant in all populations of C. germanica muelleri   if not the only morph present. In the large series from Edirne only a few specimens show a completely typical azure blue colour while most individuals appear to be dull blue-green to green. We assume that this is due to intergradation between C. germanica muelleri   and C. germanica germanica   in this region, including areas east of the Bosporus (see also account of C. g. germancia). As C. germanica muelleri   merely represents a colour morph with a separated distribution across the eastern Mediterranean, we see the necessity of a re-evaluation of the validity of this subspecies.

Distribution: Cylindera germanica muelleri   is a trans-Ionian subspecies occurring in southern Italy and on the Balkan peninsula. The taxon was previously not recorded from Turkey but is known from the bordering regions of easternmost Greece (Nestos delta, database Jörg Gebert). Therefore, its occurrence in the European part of Turkey could have been expected.

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Cylindera