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Italian account for Stephanopachys linearis (Kugelann, 1792), a species listed in Annex II of the Habitats Directive (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)

Gianluca Nardi, Paolo Audisio
  • Gianluca Nardi
    MiPAAF, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale “Bosco Fontana”, Sede di Bosco Fontana, Marmirolo, Italy |
  • Paolo Audisio
    Università degli Studi di Roma “Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie “Charles Darwin”, Italy


Three old specimens of Stephanopachys linearis (Kugelann, 1792) from NE Italy, Udine Province (Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region) are recorded. This is the first certain record of this species for Italy since the only previous records, from South Tyrol, were doubtful. This new record is of high conservation value, since this species is protected by the Habitats Directive in the European Union. Distributional and biological data on S. linearis are summarized and it is documented that the previous, doubtful literature records from South Tyrol are erroneous.


Bostrichidae, new record, European Union Habitats Directive, Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Slovenia, coniferous trees

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Submitted: 2016-12-23 15:53:41
Published: 2016-12-31 10:07:39
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