Overview

Comprehensive Description

Valgus hemipterus (Linneaus, 1758)

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 64 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:246966; scientificName: Valgus hemipterus; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Valgus; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1758; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano" - BN1 ; verbatimElevation: 68 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 503258E 5007870N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.224312 ; decimalLongitude: 9.041499 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 108 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:246966; scientificName: Valgus hemipterus; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Valgus; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1758; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano" - BN21 ; verbatimElevation: 66 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 506342E 5005026N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.198691 ; decimalLongitude: 9.080746 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 22 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:246966; scientificName: Valgus hemipterus; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Valgus; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1758; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi Siro Negri e Moriano" - BN5 ; verbatimElevation: 62 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 502886E 5008393N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.229029 ; decimalLongitude: 9.036770 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 30 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:246966; scientificName: Valgus hemipterus; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Valgus; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1758; 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 Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 22 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:246966; scientificName: Valgus hemipterus; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Valgus; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1758; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi di Vaccarizza" - V1 ; verbatimElevation: 62 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 519272E 4999526N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.148947 ; decimalLongitude: 9.245157 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 15 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:246966; scientificName: Valgus hemipterus; order: Coleoptera; family: Cetoniidae; genus: Valgus; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1758; Location: country: Italy ; stateProvince: Pavia; locality: SIC "Boschi di Vaccarizza" - V2 ; verbatimElevation: 65 m; verbatimCoordinates: 32T 519868E 4999488N; verbatimCoordinateSystem: UTM WGS 84; decimalLatitude: 45.148589 ; decimalLongitude: 9.252737 ; georeferencedBy: Silvia Stefanelli; georeferenceProtocol: GPS; Identification: identifiedBy: Giuseppe Carpaneto; dateIdentified: 2011

Ecological interactions

Conservation status

Least Concern ( European Environment Agency 2013 ).

Distribution

Albania, Austria, Balearic Is., Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, European Turkey, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia Central, Russia Northwest, Russia South, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Near East, Nearctic region, North Africa ( Fauna Europaea 2013 ).

Notes

The larva develops in the decaying wood of dead broadleaves for one year. The adult appears from the end of April to the end of June on flowers in warmer areas ( Hůrka 2005 ).

  • Stefanelli, Silvia, Della Rocca, Francesca, Bogliani, Giuseppe (2014): Saproxylic beetles of the Po plain woodlands, Italy. Biodiversity Data Journal 2, 1106: 1106-1106, URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1106
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Valgus hemipterus

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Valgus hemipterus

Valgus hemipterus is a smallish species of scarab beetle (family Scarabaeidae) found in the Northern Hemisphere.

Female, from different angles
Detail of female telson

Description[edit]

This species reaches a body length of 6–10 mm. The scales on the body of the male are dark with a light pattern, while most scales in females are dark. The elytrae are shortened and do not cover the entire body. Females bear a striking long telson, which makes them easily distinguishable from the males.

Distribution and ecology[edit]

It occurs from the Caucasus and Turkey to North Africa and southern and central Europe, ranging northwestwards to the Netherlands. The species has been introduced to parts of North America, especially Ontario, Michigan and Ohio. The beetles, which can be found from May to June on flowers or wood, are relatively common. The larvae feed on dead wood of birch and other trees. V. hemipterus spends the winter as a pupa.

References[edit]

  • Harde, Severa: Der Kosmos Käferführer, Die mitteleuropäischen Käfer, Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-440-06959-1 (German)
  • Möller, G., Schneider, M. (1991): Kommentierte Liste ausgewählter Familien überwiegend holzbewohnender Käfer von Berlin-West mit Ausweisung der gefährdeten Arten (Rote Liste). In: Auhagen, A., Platen, R., Sukopp, H. (Hrsg.): Rote Listen gefährdeter Pflanzen und Tiere in Berlin. - Landschaftsentwicklung und Umweltforschung, Sonderheft 6, 1991: S. 373-420. (German)
  • Jiři Zahradník, Irmgard Jung, Dieter Jung et al.: Käfer Mittel- und Nordwesteuropas, Parey Berlin 1985, ISBN 3-490-27118-1 (German)
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