First Record of Four Scolytid Species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean; Spain)

  • Claudia Comparini
  • Diego Gallego
  • Luis Núñez
  • Alejandra Maria Closa
  • Maria del Mar Leza Salord
Keywords: Chaetoptelius vestitus, Coccotrypes dactyliperda, Xylocleptes bispinus, Xyleborus eurygraphus, Scolytinae, new records, bark beetles, Majorca

Abstract

 

Bark beetles are a group of phytophagous insects which are considered important pests of conifer and broadleaf forests. In order to carry out the characterization and monitoring of bark beetles communities present in Majorca, flight interception traps (cross-vane type trap) have been placed in three plots of pine forest (Pinus halepensis) and three plots of evergreen oak forest (Quercus ilex). The content of the traps were collected monthly and were taken to the laboratory and analyzed for their entomological determination.

The main objective of this study is to present four scolytid species reported in Majorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) for the first time: Chaetoptelius vestitus, Coccotrypes dactyliperda, Xylocleptes bispinus and Xyleborus eurygraphus, as well as increase the knowledge of this coleopteran group with specific importance on forestry management in Mediterranean conditions.


 

Author Biographies

Claudia Comparini
Laboratory of Zoology. Department of Biology. University of the Balearic Islands
Diego Gallego
Sanidad agrícola ECONEX, S.L. & Department of Ecology. University of Alicante
Luis Núñez
Forest Health Service. Goverment of the Balearic Islands
Alejandra Maria Closa
Forest Health Service. Goverment of the Balearic Islands
Maria del Mar Leza Salord
Assitant Lecturer. Laboratory of Zoology. Department of Biology. University of the Balearic Islands
Published
2018-07-23
How to Cite
Comparini, C., Gallego, D., Núñez, L., Closa, A., & Leza Salord, M. del M. (2018). First Record of Four Scolytid Species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean; Spain). Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 20(2), 61-70. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/1314
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society