Overview

Comprehensive Description

Melasis buprestoides (Linneaus, 1761)

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 1 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:188435; scientificName: Melasis buprestoides; order: Coleoptera; family: Eucnemidae; genus: Melasis; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1761; 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 Platia; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 2 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:188435; scientificName: Melasis buprestoides; order: Coleoptera; family: Eucnemidae; genus: Melasis; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1761; 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 Platia; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 4 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:188435; scientificName: Melasis buprestoides; order: Coleoptera; family: Eucnemidae; genus: Melasis; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1761; 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

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 1 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:188435; scientificName: Melasis buprestoides; order: Coleoptera; family: Eucnemidae; genus: Melasis; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1761; 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 Platia; dateIdentified: 2011

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Silvia Stefanelli ; individualCount: 2 ; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: taxonID: urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:188435; scientificName: Melasis buprestoides; order: Coleoptera; family: Eucnemidae; genus: Melasis; scientificNameAuthorship: Linnaeus 1761; 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 Platia; dateIdentified: 2011

Ecological interactions

Conservation status

Least Concern ( European Environment Agency 2013 ).

Distribution

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain I., Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary, Italian mainland, Kaliningrad Region, Macedonia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Portuguese mainland, Romania, Russia Central, Russia South, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Afro-tropical region, East Palaearctic, Near East ( Fauna Europaea 2013 ).

Notes

The species is mostly found on beech, hornbeam, and elm trees. The larva develops in rather hard dead timber, especially boughs, of a wide variety of broadleaves ( Alexander 2002 , Hůrka 2005 ).

Public Domain

Plazi

Source: Plazi.org

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -4 - -3

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -4 - -3
 
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Associations

Plant / associate
Melasis buprestoides is associated with Fagus sylvatica

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Melasis buprestoides

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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