Taxonomical and bionomical notes on the Sicilian endemic water beetle Ochthebius (Cobalius) biltoni (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae)

  • Simone Sabatelli | simone.sabatelli@uniroma1.it Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “C. Darwin”, Sapienza Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy.
  • Emiliano Mancini Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “C. Darwin”, Sapienza Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy.
  • Paolo Audisio Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “C. Darwin”, Sapienza Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy.

Abstract

In this paper we present additional information on taxonomy, ecological preferences and conservation biology of the rare and poorly known Sicilian endemic Ochthebius biltoni Jäch & Delgado, 2017. It represents one of the most outstanding endemic elements of the Sicilian and Italian water beetle fauna.

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2018-06-29
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water beetles, marine rock pools, biological conservation
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Sabatelli, S., Mancini, E., & Audisio, P. (2018). Taxonomical and bionomical notes on the Sicilian endemic water beetle Ochthebius (Cobalius) biltoni (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 50(1), 75-76. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2018.289