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Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
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Genus-level taxonomy of Meligethinae (Nitidulidae) is presented, and type species of all recognized genera are indicated and/or indicated, a preliminary check list of inclusive described species is provided. Expand
Multi‐taxon and forest structure sampling for identification of indicators and monitoring of old‐growth forest
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The group of vascular plants is most significantly correlated with other groups in terms of species richness; furthermore, it displays the highest proportion of between‐group co‐occurrences. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Nitidulidae: assessment of subfamilial and tribal classification and formalization of the family Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
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A molecular phylogeny of Nitidulidae based on thirty ingroup taxa representing eight of the ten currently recognized subfamilies supports the following main conclusions and emendations: Cybocephalidae are formally recognized as a distinct family not closely related to Nitidalidae and its constituent taxa are defined. Expand
New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
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It is shown that contrary to general belief, developed and heavily-studied parts of the world are important reservoirs of unknown species, and the importance of developing a system that better supports and guides this formidable workforce as they seek to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment and speed up the process of describing the planetary biodiversity before it is too late. Expand
Linking taxonomical and functional biodiversity of saproxylic fungi and beetles in broad‐leaved forests in southern Italy with varying management histories
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The results provide empirical evidence of the existence of a pattern of joint colonization of the woody substrate by fungi and beetles, which includes an assemblage of reciprocal trophic roles within fungal/beetle communities. Expand
Assessing the taxonomic status of Osmoderma cristinae (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae), endemic to Sicily, by genetic, morphological and pheromonal analyses
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The genetic and morphological data support the divergence of the two species and confirm the species status for O. cristinae, while sex pheromones are confirmed to be invariant among different species of the genus Osmoderma. Expand
Testing the performance of a fragment of the COI gene to identify western Palaearctic stag beetle species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae)
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This work investigated the potential use of a 670 bp region at the 3’ end of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene (COI) for barcoding purposes (different from the standard COIBarcoding region) and found certain taxa could not be distinguished from each other based on K2P-distances and tree topologies. Expand
First report in Italy of the dusky sap beetle, Carpophilus lugubris, a new potential pest for Europe
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The authors discovered in April 2011 several specimens of the dusky sap beetle Carpophilus lugubris Murray 1864 (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) on the bottom board of some beehives, representing the first known records of this species in Italy or Europe as a whole. Expand
A scientific note on rapid host shift of the invasive dusky sap beetle (Carpophilus lugubris) in Italian beehives: new commensal or potential threat for European apiculture?
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This research presents a large number of animals from around the world that have been studied in the context of beekeeping, and some of these animals have shown the versatility of the fruit fly. Expand
Preliminary investigation on other Nitidulidae beetles species occurring on rotten fruit in Reggio Calabria province (south-western Italy) infested with small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)
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Preliminary investigation on other Nitidulidae beetles species occurring on rotten fruit in Reggio Calabria province (south-western Italy) infested with small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) finds none of them pose a threat to human health. Expand
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