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Christian Monnerat

Christian Monnerat
info fauna - CSCF, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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January 2001 - December 2020
Info Fauna - CSCF
Position
  • Scientific collaborator
Description
  • I am in charge at the Swiss level of the coordination of the Red List projects on Odonata, Orthoptera and four families of saproxylophagous Beetles (Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Cetonidae and Lucanidae) and the management of the databases associated with these groups as well as with Neuropterida and Diptera pro parte (Asilidae, Conopidae).
Education
November 1993 - October 2000
Université de Neuchâtel
Field of study
  • botany

Publications

Publications (105)
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Odonata collected by Antoine Senglet in Morocco from 12.vi. to 13.vii.1967 in 28 localities are deposited in the Muséum d’histoire naturelle in Geneva (MHNG, Switzerland). The collection includes 453 imagines of 46 species and 326 exuviae of 24 species, corresponding to 73 % of the presently known Moroccan Odonata fauna. It is one of the largest co...
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Among the 75 dragonflies species assessed in Switzerland, 27 (36 %) are red listed according to the IUCN criteria. Half of the red list-species (13: 48 %) colonise fens and raised bogs and the second half inhabit other habitats: springs, small brooks and ditches, as well rivers with slow flows, small standing waterbodies and gravel shores of la...
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Among the 75 dragonflies species assessed in Switzerland, 27 (36 %) are red listed according to the IUCN criteria. Half of the red list-species (13: 48 %) colonise fens and raised bogs and the second half inhabit other habitats: springs, small brooks and ditches, as well rivers with slow flows, small standing waterbodies and gravel shores of la...
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The presence of Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773) on the Swiss Plateau (Dermaptera: Labiduridae). − The capture of Labidura riparia in 2020 in Chancy (GE) along the course of La Laire, and the discovery of two specimens collected at the same locality in 1958 and 1985, document the continuous presence of this species at the southern limit of the Swiss...
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First observations of the macropterous form of Conocephalus dorsalis (Latreille, 1804). − Several macropterous adult females of Conocephalus dorsalis are documented for the first time in Switzerland, from two localities. One was found in weedy vegetation near a rice field on 20 July 2020 in Mont-Vully (FR). The site is unfavorable to the developmen...
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Mountain areas are biodiversity hotspots and provide a multitude of ecosystem services of irreplaceable socio‐economic value. In the European Alps, air temperature has increased at a rate of about 0.36°C decade−1 since 1970, leading to glacier retreat and significant snowpack reduction. Due to these rapid environmental changes, this mountainous reg...
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The dragonfly community in paddy fields in Switzerland (Odonata)-The dragonfly and damselfly monitoring carried out in ten Swiss paddy fields in 2019 and 2020 revealed 42 species. Of these, 14 species developed in the fields, of which ten are bivoltine (Ischnura elegans, I. pumilio, Anax ephippiger, A. imperator, A. parthenope, Crocothemis erythrae...
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The genus Iranoidricerus Ábrahám & Mészáros, 2002 was created for Iranoidricerus iranensis (Kimmins, 1938) described earlier in the genus Ptyngidricerus Van der Weele, 1908. A second species of the genus Iranoidricerus jordaniensis sp. n. is described from Jordan. The new species has similar habitus to I. iranensis but has many distinctive features...
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Colonisation and dispersal behaviour of Coenagrion scitulum in Switzerland-facts and evidence (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)-In Europe, C. scitulum is mainly distributed in the Mediterranean area. Since the 1990s the species has extended its range north-and eastwards successively. In Switzerland, it established itself since 2002. Based on comprehensive...
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Based on numerous records of Orthetrum ransonnetii from south-eastern Arabia, the Middle East, the Maghreb and the Canary Islands in recent decades, the range of this species is characterised in relation to climate and habitat parameters. The species is mostly found in hot, arid, rocky environments. Its flight period extends year-round, with an app...
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Conocephalus dorsalis (Latreille, 1804) in the Jura Mountains at an altitude of 1000 meters (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). – A small population of Conocephalus dorsalis was discovered at an altitude of 1000 meters in the Vallée des Ponts-de-Martel in 2018 and was rediscovered in 2019. This particular site was created in 2000, when the construction of...
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The authors publish faunistic data on 48 owlfly specimens from Jordan, where only two species were known in the past. Four species ( Ascalaphus festivus , Deleproctophylla variegata , Iranoidricerus cf. iranensis, Stylascalaphus krueperi ) are new records for Jordan and the two previously recorded species ( Bubopsis andromache , Bubopsis hamata ) a...
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The first observation of Aeshna subarctica Walker, 1908 in Switzerland is from the Jura! – An adult male of Aeshna subarctica collected in 1967 by Willy Matthey in the Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Jura Mountains was discovered in the entomological collection at the Institute of Biology at the University of Neuchâtel. This specimen represents the fir...
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First observations of Rhacocleis annulata Fieber, 1853 in Switzerland and in the neighboring department of Haute-Savoie (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae). – Rhacocleis annulata was discovered for the first time in Switzerland in the cantons of Geneva in 2018–2019 and Neuchâtel in 2019, as well as in the neighboring department of Haute-Savoie in France in...
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Les tourbières des Vallées de la Brévine et des Ponts-de-Martel ont perdu plus de 90% de leur surface au 20 e siècle suite à l'exploitation industrielle de la tourbe. Les travaux de revitalisation entrepris entre 1996 et 2018 ont permis d'y augmenter le nombre de plans d'eau de 240 à 341, leur surface passant de 1.3 à 10.1 hectares. Dès 2005, les o...
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Paul-André Robert (1901-1977), peintre et naturaliste suisse, a écrit et illustré plusieurs livres faisant autorité sur l’histoire naturelle. Il est bien connu en Europe pour son ouvrage « Les Libellules », paru en 1958. Sa monographie monumentale des larves des libellules d’Europe, commencée à l’âge de 16 ans, est cependant bien moins connue. Ce m...
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The checklist of the praying mantids (Mantodea) occurring in Nepal is updated after the study of new and re-evaluation of previously studied material. Nine taxa are removed from the checklist: Amantis bolivarii Giglio-Tos, 1915, Deiphobe infuscata (Saussure, 1870), Creobroter apicalis Saussure, 1869, Creobroter urbanus (Fabricius, 1775), Hierodula...
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Pogonosoma maroccanum (Fabricius, 1794) new to the Swiss fauna and new data from Swiss museums (Diptera: Asilidae). − Pogonosoma maroccanum, discovered in the south of Ticino, is mentioned for the first time for Switzerland. A female was collected on 20 July 2005 in Chiasso (TI). We present additional data from Swiss museums’ collections. The sampl...
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Onze ans après la première édition des Libellules de France, Belgique et Luxembourg, publication dorénavant épuisée, nous proposons ici la seconde édition de cet ouvrage, renforcée par l’intégration de la Confédération Helvétique. Tout en veillant à rester dans le même esprit que la première édition et l’ensemble de la collection Parthénope, l’ouvr...
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Among the 256 beetle species belonging to the Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Cetoniidae and Lucanidae assessed in Switzerland, 118 (46 %) are red listed according to the IUCN criteria and 47 (18%) are near threatened (NT). This first assessment of the four beetle families show that most of the endangered species are associated to alluvial forests, lowl...
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This document provides a list of saproxylic beetles with a high conservation value in Switzerland. Scarcity and ecological requirements were combined to rank 1181 evaluated beetle species. In total, 414 species are included in the list of the saproxylic «emblematic» beetle species of Switzerland. Some exceptional sites, hosting many of these forest...
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Chrysopa walkeri MacLachlan, 1893 was found in 2002 and 1991 at two places in southern Switzerland (Canton Ticino: Meride and Castel San Pietro). Old museum specimens labelled as Chrysopa phyllochroma Wesmael, 1848 in the collection of Willy Eglin at the Natural History Museum in Basel turned out to be Chrysopa commata Kis & Ujhelyi, 1965 from the...
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Among the 256 beetle species belonging to the Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Cetoniidae and Lucanidae assessed in Switzerland, 118 (46%) are red listed according to the IUCN criteria and 47 (18 %) are near threatened (NT). This first assessment of the four beetle families show that most of the endangered species are associated to alluvial forests, lowl...
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Among the 256 beetle species belonging to the Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Cetoniidae and Lucanidae assessed in Switzerland, 118 (46%) are red listed according to the IUCN criteria and 47 (18 %) are near threatened (NT). This first assessment of the four beetle families show that most of the endangered species are associated to alluvial forests, lowl...
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One goal was to get more data on the two presently known species of Sisyridae in Switzerland, Sisyra nigra (Retzius, 1783) (mainly still waters) and Sisyra terminalis Curtis, 1854 (mainly running waters). A second goal was to find additional species in Switzerland or in nearby regions. No further species was found within Switzerland. The most likel...
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Results are presented of a one-week field trip in November 2012 to southwest Saudi Arabia. Nineteen dragonfly species were collected, observed and photographed at 17 localities in the regions of Makkah, Bahah, ‘Asir, and Jizan. A new record of the little known Trithemis dejouxi is documented. Lestes pallidus, which had not been recorded for decades...
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The dragonflies (Odonata) of the vernal pond of Lavigny (VD). − A ten-year follow-up (2001–2010) of the vernal pond of Lavigny (1.2 ha) enabled to characterise its dragonfly community and to notice the presence of 34 species. During that period, 11 species reproduced with certainty, 3 of which on a regular basis. For 6 other species, reproduction b...
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Assessment of Myrmecophilus aequispina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016
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Assessment of Myrmecophilus myrmecophilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016.
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The Atlantic Beach-Cricket (Pseudomogoplistes vicentae) is found on shingle beaches on the Atlantic coast of Europe and North Africa. In Europe, it occurs on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, France, southern England and Wales. It is also found on the Canary Islands and is probably also present on the Spanish Atlantic coast. This species is assessed...
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We propose a method to standardize the development of national taxonomic lists. Based on an exhaustive survey of all available information (observations, collections, references) for four families of beetles (Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, Cetoniidae, Lucanidae), our method identifies and illustrates eight sources of error. The identification of these...
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A critical list of Swiss Lucanidae, Cetoniidae, Buprestidae and Cerambycidae is presented. This work is based on an extensive survey conducted on specimens deposited in museums and private collections or mentioned in the literature and notes available in the CSCF database. Seven species of Lucanidae, 18 Cetoniidae, 89 Buprestidae and 179 Cerambycid...
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Abstract: Remarkable observations of beetles in Switzerland and its biogeographic regions. − During the last three years (2012–2014), beetle surveys were undertaken in specific regions of Switzerland. Among the species caught, Zilora obscura (Melandryidae), Mordellochroa milleri (Mordellidae) and Stagetus borealis (Ptinidae) are new for Switzerland...
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Collections of Pygmy grasshoppers (Tetrigidae) and Tridactylidae were made on expeditions to Jordan in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. This country is predomi- nated in great parts by arid and semi-arid habitats, mostly stony deserts. The col- lections contain a single Tridactylidae species (Xya pfaendleri) and three Tetrigi- dae species (Paratettix mer...
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For monitoring of grasshoppers and bush crickets in dry meadows of national importance we tested a survey method involving regular grid points as well as arbitrary searching for additional species. differences between observers and three observation periods (May 14th to June 4th, July 16th to august 5th, august 20th to September 9th) were analyzed...
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Gomphus pulchellus ist in der Schweiz zurzeit als verletzlich (Kategorie VU) eingestuft. Eine durch Nährstoffeintrag geförderte Verkrautung und Verlandung beeinträchtigt die Struktur der Larvenlebensräume und verursacht Sauerstoffarmut im Sediment. Eine starke Verbuschung und eine Entwicklung dichter Vegetation auf offenen Böden in Gewässernähe ver...
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Between 2010 and 2012, 370 active aerial traps were set up in most of the thermophilic regions of Switzerland. This approach targeted certain species of the Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae) and Flower Beetles (Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae). It was intended to act as a complement to more classical technics used in the saproxylic beetles Red List program....
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Odonata from Jordan, the West Bank and Lebanon, collected by Johann Friedrich Klapperich between 1956 and 1969 – This collection of J.F. Klapperich (1913-1987) is deposited in the Natural History Museum of Geneva, Switzerland. It consists of 224 specimens representing 21 species, all labelled with date and locality. This material, collected by Klap...
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Aim (1) To increase awareness of the challenges induced by imperfect detection, which is a fundamental issue in species distribution modelling; (2) to emphasize the value of replicate observations for species distribution modelling; and (3) to show how ‘cheap’ checklist data in faunal/floral databases may be used for the rigorous modelling of distr...
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On several field trips between 2001 and 2008 to southern Morocco, 26 species were recorded in 24 localities. Orthetrum ransonnetii and Sympetrum sinaiticum were recorded for the first time in April 2003 and April 2007 respectively. Both are new for the Moroccan fauna, increasing the number of odonate species for this country to 61.
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The revision of several important Swiss collections allowed us to precise the distribution and phenology of the 3 species of genus Sicus (Diptera: Conopidae) known to occur in this country. Sicus abdominalis Kröber, 1915 is recorded for the first time from Switzerland, based on a female specimen collected by the end of 19th century in Susten (Leuk,...
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New record of a population of Nehalennia speciosa in western Switzerland (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) — A population of N. speciosa was discovered on 19-vi-2007, in a permanently flooded fen zone of the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel. This is the westernmost locality of its distribution area currently known. The species has not been found in Switzer...
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Aeshna isoceles is recorded for the fi rst time in the Canton of Jura. A single adult male quite obviously vagrant was seen the 15 of June 2006 at Porrentruy.
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In diesem Dokument sind alle Heuschreckenarten erwähnt, die seit Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Schweiz mindestens einmal beobachtet wurden. Es wurden nur Arten berücksichtigt, für welche bewiesen ist, dass sie einheimisch sind. Die vorliegende Rote Liste wurde nach den Kriterien und Gefährdungskategorien der IUCN erstellt. Sie stützt sich auf...
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The 2007 Red List of threatened Orthoptera of Switzerland lists all species of this order that have been recorded at least once in Switzerland since the beginning of the 19th century. All indigenous species of grasshoppers, crickets and locusts have been assigned to a threat category according to the IUCN criteria. The database is mainly based on f...
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Il presente documento elenca tutte le specie di ortotteri segnalate almeno una volta in Svizzera dall’inizio del XIX secolo. Sono considerate solo le specie che possono essere ritenute indigene senza ombra di dubbio (prove certe). Questa Lista Rossa, elaborata secondo i criteri e le categorie di minaccia proposti dall’UICN, si basa sui dati raccolt...
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The discovery of Agrilus viscivorus Bíly, 1991 in 2005 in the canton of Geneva in the commune of Collex-Bossy is the first record for Switzerland. The species was reared from a branch of Viscum album col lected on an old moribund fruit tree of the genus Pyrus.