Carpophilus zeaphilus Dobson, 1969 (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae, Carpophilinae) is an Afrotropical species that has become widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Mediterranean areas in recent years. The species was first recorded from Eu-rope in Portugal and Spain nearly thirty years ago, and it was later intercepted in Sicily near Trapani in 1991. A few specimens of this species were collected in April, 2015 in a sparsely forested area near Rome, which suggests a recent acclimatization into peninsular Italy. Specimens were taken on flowering trees of Prunus spinosa L. (Rosaceae), an unusual occurrence for most introduced species of Carpo-philinae that are normally associated with rotten fruit and other decomposing vegetal matter.

Carpophilus zeaphilus, a new sap beetle species acclimatized in Italy (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) / Audisio, Paolo Aldo; Scaramozzino, Pierluigi; Sabatelli, Simone; Mancini, Emiliano; Cline, Andrew Richard. - In: FRAGMENTA ENTOMOLOGICA. - ISSN 0429-288X. - ELETTRONICO. - 47:1(2015), pp. 33-35. [10.4081/fe.2015.131]

Carpophilus zeaphilus, a new sap beetle species acclimatized in Italy (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

AUDISIO, Paolo Aldo;SABATELLI, SIMONE;Mancini, Emiliano;
2015

Abstract

Carpophilus zeaphilus Dobson, 1969 (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae, Carpophilinae) is an Afrotropical species that has become widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Mediterranean areas in recent years. The species was first recorded from Eu-rope in Portugal and Spain nearly thirty years ago, and it was later intercepted in Sicily near Trapani in 1991. A few specimens of this species were collected in April, 2015 in a sparsely forested area near Rome, which suggests a recent acclimatization into peninsular Italy. Specimens were taken on flowering trees of Prunus spinosa L. (Rosaceae), an unusual occurrence for most introduced species of Carpo-philinae that are normally associated with rotten fruit and other decomposing vegetal matter.
2015
Carpophilus zeaphilus; alien species; acclimatization; Italy; anthophagy
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Carpophilus zeaphilus, a new sap beetle species acclimatized in Italy (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) / Audisio, Paolo Aldo; Scaramozzino, Pierluigi; Sabatelli, Simone; Mancini, Emiliano; Cline, Andrew Richard. - In: FRAGMENTA ENTOMOLOGICA. - ISSN 0429-288X. - ELETTRONICO. - 47:1(2015), pp. 33-35. [10.4081/fe.2015.131]
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