Insect biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago – underlined and counted

  title={Insect biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago – underlined and counted},
  author={Jan Bezděk and Jiř{\'i} H{\'a}jek},
  journal={Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae},
  • J. BezděkJ. Hájek
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae
Altogether, 1,564 species taxa (identified at least to the genus level) from 25 orders of Hexapoda have been recorded from the Socotra Archipelago to date. In addition, members of Diplura and Ephemeroptera are known from the archipelago as well, but they have not been identified so far. The most speciose order in Socotra are beetles (Coleoptera) with 540 species. The total number of endemic taxa described from the archipelago is 662 species, which represents 42% of all known species. The vast… 

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