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Biologia

, Volume 74, Issue 8, pp 975–980 | Cite as

Hydnobius punctulatus Hampe, 1861 (Coleoptera: Leiodidae): Redescription of species, comments on variability and new distributional data for Central Europe

  • Ján Kodada
  • Dávid Selnekovič
  • Katarína GoffováEmail author
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Abstract

The type specimens of Hydnobius punctulatus Hampe, 1861 were examined, redescribed and illustrated. Lectotype as well as paralectotypes were fixed by inference. The species is characterised by the form of the aedeagus with sinuate parameres and by the wide and pale antennal club. Variability is commented on basis of additional material collected in Slovakia. Records from Slovakia represent the northernmost distribution in Central Europe. Examination of other material revealed a new record of Hydnobius claviger Strand, 1943 for Slovakia.

Keywords

Hydnobius punctulatus H. claviger Leiodidae Taxonomy Distribution 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Oto Majzlan (Bratislava), Harald Schillhammer (NMW) and Vladimír Janský (SNM) are thanked for providing material of H. punctulatus as well as additional material of different Hydnobius species for examination. Ivan Löbl (Geneva) and Harald Schillhammer (NMW) read the manuscript, their comments are greatly appreciated. Ruben Berghmans (Wien) read the subfinal version and helped with language corrections. This study was partly supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency, Project No. APVV-0213-10 and by the project BeeSandFish - LIFE12 NAT/SK/001137.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural ScienceComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

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