Melanotus (Melanotus) villosus (Fourcroy, 1785)

Stefanelli, Silvia, Della Rocca, Francesca & Bogliani, Giuseppe, 2014, Saproxylic beetles of the Po plain woodlands, Italy, Biodiversity Data Journal 2, pp. 1106-1106: 1106

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1106

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scientific name

Melanotus (Melanotus) villosus (Fourcroy, 1785)
status

 

Melanotus (Melanotus) villosus (Fourcroy, 1785)  

Elater erythropus   Gmelin, 1789 - Fauna Europaea (2013)

Elater rufipes   Herbst, 1784 - Fauna Europaea (2013)

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; individualCount: 13; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:236167; scientificName: Melanotusvillosus; order: Coleoptera; family: Elateridae; genus: Melanotus; Location: country: Italy; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano" - BN10 ; verbatimElevation: 76 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 504479E 5006332N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.210461; decimalLongitude: 9.057038; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Platia; dateIdentified: 2011 GoogleMaps  

Ecological interactions

Conservation status

Least Concern ( European Environment Agency 2013).

Distribution

Albania, Austria, Balearic Is., Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain I., Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Estonia, European Turkey, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary, Ireland, Italian mainland, Kaliningrad Region, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova Republic of, Northern Ireland, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia Central, Russia East, Russia North, Russia Northwest, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, East Palaearctic, Near East, North Africa ( Fauna Europaea 2013).

Notes

The species is common and widespread. The larva develops mainly in rotted timber, but also in decaying wood. The adult flies after dark and is attracted to light ( Alexander 2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elateridae

Genus

Melanotus