Marco Uliana

Marco Uliana
Museum of Natural History Venice · Entomology section

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Araboplia lorisi gen. et sp. nov. of Scarabaeidae Latreille, 1802 Rutelinae MacLeay, 1819, is described based on a single male specimen from the Arabian Peninsula, and compared with the closest Palaearctic genera. Araboplia gen. nov. is placed in the tribe Anomalini C.E. Blanchard, 1851 subtribe Popilliina Ohaus, 1918. This decision is due to its s...
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Protaetia (Potosia) jelineki (Petrovitz, 1981) is a little-known flower beetle from north-eastern Turkey whose taxonomy and nomenclature have been recently treated by different authors, coming to opposite conclusions. Following the opportunity to observe and sample a dense population from the outskirts of Erzurum, we add different contributions to...
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A new species belonging to the poorly known genus Microlontha Petrovitz, 1967 is described from south-eastern Iran. Microlontha iranica Uliana & Keith, new species is different from the only other species of the genus chiefly for the strongly dentate margin of the clypeus and the color pattern.
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Amphimallon alexandri Uliana & Montreuil, new species, is described from continental Greece, near Volos. The species has diurnal activity and is close to A. arianae (Fairmaire, 1879), A. krali Montreuil, 2002, and A. spartanum (Brenske, 1884), but is well characterized and easily distinguished from all of them by several morphological characters. D...
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The present contribution revises the taxonomy of the Pygopleurus Motschulsky, 1860 species from the mainland Greece, introducing substantial changes to the last taxonomic work by Baraud (1989). Pygopleurus humeralis (Brullé, 1832) is recognized as a junior synonym of P. apicalis (Brullé, 1832). Specimens up to date identified as P. humeralis actual...
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Fulcidax lisai n. sp. from French Guyana is described based on a single female specimen. The new species is close to F. monstrosa, F. coelestina, and F. klugii, to which it is compared. These species are distinct from the remaining species of Fulcidax by the absence of strongly raised sharp tubercles on the posterior third of elytra, where only mod...
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Leptomona erythrocephala (Chrysomelidae Galerucinae Luperini), a west-Mediterranean species, is recorded for the first time in mainland Italy, whereas its presence in this country was previously limited to Sicily. Established populations have been observed in the eastern Po plain, near the Adriatic coast, both in anthropized and in semi-natural hab...
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A new species of Rhizotrogus from southern Italy (Calabria, Pollino Massif) is described and illustrated. Rhizotrogus tedeschii n. sp. is a high-altitude, day-active species, very similar to R. cicatricosus, from which differs by characters of external morphology and genitalia. Images of its environment, and natural history observations are also pr...
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Gli ambienti lagunari ospitano specie alofile e alobionti di grande interesse ecologico, caratterizzate da adattamenti a questi ambienti estremi a cui sono spesso legate in modo esclusivo. Lo studio e la protezione di tali habitat costieri sono quindi prioritari per la conservazione della biodiversità. La laguna di Venezia rappresenta un caso bioge...
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New information on the almost unknown rhizotrogine Firminus maltensis Rössner & Zorn, 2013, endemic to the Maltese Archipelago, is provided, based on new specimens recently collected. The species is transferred to the genus Rhizotrogus, introducing Rhizotrogus maltensis (Rössner & Zorn, 2013) as comb. nov., based on new evidence provided by the mor...
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An account of the Antonio Giordani Soika Eumeninae collection housed at the Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue is presented, following its recent reorganization. A list of identified species, with the count of specimens, is provided, as well as details on type specimens. With over 21,000 identified specimens and 2,756 type specimens...
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An account of the Antonio Giordani Soika Eumeninae collection housed at the Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue is presented, following its recent reorganization. A list of identified species, with the count of specimens, is provided, as well as details on type specimens. With over 21,000 identified specimens and 2,756 type specimens...
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Amphicoma caterinae n. sp. is described based on specimens recently collected in the Chongqing region, China. The new species belongs in the corinthia group but is substantially different from most of the species included therein based on the long antennal club and the intense metallic color. The only similar species is Amphicoma jucunda Arrow, 193...
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Exomala (Neoblitopertha) succincta is recorded from a dunal area in the northern Lagoon of Venice, on the basis of an unpublished old museum specimen and some recent observations. The site is the only one known where the species is living in a coastal environment, while it occurs most commonly along rivers and streams of hilly and montane areas. Th...
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Specimens of Amnestus pusillus were collected in Veneto, Italy, at light. The species is of American origin and, outside its natural range, has been recorded previously from Iran and Asian part of Turkey. The present record is the first for Europe. Key words: Alien species, Burrower Bugs, Amnestus pusillus, Cydnidae, New record, Europe, Italy
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Gynandromorphs, i.e., individuals with a mix of male and female traits, are common in the wild bees of the genus Megachile (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). We described new transverse gynandromorphs in Megachile pilidens Alfkeen, 1924 and analyze the spatial distribution of body parts with male vs. female phenotype hitherto recorded in the transverse gynand...
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Riassunto Il lavoro sintetizza le informazioni disponibili sui Lepidotteri diurni (Rhopalocera) presenti nel Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi e nelle aree limitrofe. L'analisi di dati bibliografici e colle-zioni entomologiche, assieme ai risultati dei monitoraggi realizzati dal Parco a partire dal 2013, hanno permesso di stilare una checkli...
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RIASSUNTO-Vengono forniti nuovi dati sulla distribuzione di sei specie di Scarabaeoidea italiani: Trox perrisii Fairmaire, 1868 nuovo per la Toscana, Hybosorus illigeri Reiche, 1853 nuovo per la Campania, Diastictus vulneratus (Sturm, 1805) nuovo per l'Abruzzo, mentre Agrilinus ibericus (Harold, 1874), Hymenoplia sicula Blanchard, 1850 e Amadotrogu...
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The Authors provide new data on the occurrence of some scarab beetles in Sardinia, with taxonomic and ecological considerations. A male individual of Dorcus parallelipipedus (Linnaeus, 1758) was found on the beach near to the Liscia river mouth (NE Sardinia). The presence of this forest dwelling species in the island may be due to a case of introdu...
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Glaresis gentile sp. nov. is described from southwestern Sardinia, Italy, providing the first record of the family Glaresidae from Italy. The new species is compared with the other western European species and with some other taxa described from North Africa. It appears to be closest to the poorly known Iberian G. thiniensis Verdú & Galante, 2001,...
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The scarcely known species of Chilotrogus Reitter, 1905 from Iran are revised based on abundant and mostly unpublished material, Chilotrogus matejiceki Miessen, Uliana & Keith, new species and Ch. schoolmeestersi Miessen, Uliana & Keith, new species are described. The type of Chilotrogus panotrogoides Reitter, 1905 is studied and correctly labelled...
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New data are given for some species of the genus Haplidia Hope, 1837 belonging to Lebanese fauna or recorded from Lebanon. Haplidia petrovitzi Baraud, 1988, and H. chaifensis Kraatz, 1882, are recorded for the first time from Lebanon. Haplidia endroedii Baraud, 1988 and H. baudii Kraatz, 1892, are removed from the Lebanese fauna. After type examina...
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Hoplia walterrossii is a species endemic to Molise, Southern Italy, with completely unknown ecology and virtually known only on the holotype, few additional specimens having been merely listed in a recent paper. Following the discovery of various new populations in the field and of old unpublished samples, we provide new information on ecology, phe...
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Accurate delimitation of species is crucial for a stable taxonomy, which provides the foundation for the study of evolutionary biology, ecology and essentially all biological disciplines. Several approaches towards impartial and repeatable taxonomic practices are available but all existing methods have potentially unacceptable shortcomings. In part...
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Records of Scarabaeidae belonging to Dynastinae, Rutelinae and Melolonthinae are recorded, based on specimens collected from different localities of Turkey between 1965 and 2014, mostly in the range 2009-2014. The paper gives original records for eight species and subspecies from four genera of Dynastinae, 18 species and subspecies from six genera...
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New recent records of Platycerus caraboides (Linnaeus, 1758) are reported for the Euganean Hills (North Eastern Italy, Veneto region), confirming the presence of the species in the mentioned area after over 150 years from the only previous observation. New records, all taking place on Monte Fasolo, pertain both adults and larvae; for the latter the...
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This study is based upon material from Glaphyridae and Cetoniinae (Scarabaeidae) of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea collected from different localities of Turkey between 1966 and 2016. The study resulted in recording for Turkish fauna of 23 species and subspecies from 3 genera of Glaphyridae and 32 species and subspecies from 8 genera of Cetoniinae....
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Hoplia (Hoplia) dubia (Rossi, 1792) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Hopliini) is a species that is endemic of Italy, recorded for scattered localities along the coasts of the peninsula and of Sicily. Following the study of a rather large amount of specimens from the entire known range, Hoplia dubia is herein split into three allopatric sp...
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The species of Polyphylla Harris, 1841 of the subgenus Granida Motschulsky, 1862 recorded from Vietnam are redescribed, their known distribution is extended and affinities are rediscussed based on the evidence provided by correct attribution of aedeagi and new morphological characters. Polyphylla (Granida) vietnamica Kobayashi & Fujioka, 2016 is co...
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Oxythyrea albopicta (Motschulsky, 1845) is a scattered, uncommon species widespread from Eastern Europe to the Tibetan Plateau. Authors provide a significant number of new records, mostly from eastern Turkey, including the first ones from Turmenistan and Afghanistan. All known records are summarized in two maps. In spite of its scarcity O. albopict...
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The coastal dunes have almost disappeared from the Italian sandy shores as consequence of both human settlement and tourist exploitation of littoral areas. The few localities still partially preserved are therefore considered of particular environmental value, in reason of the characteristic biocenosis they are exclusive depositary of, composed of...
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The coastal dunes have almost disappeared from the Italian sandy shores as consequence of both human settlement and tourist exploitation of littoral areas. The few localities still partially preserved are therefore considered of particular environmental value, in reason of the characteristic biocenosis they are exclusive depositary of, composed of...
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Abstract – First italian records of Cartodere (Aridius) bifasciata (Reitter, 1877) are given. This Australian species was passively introduced in Europe at least since the second half of the XIXth century and is there resident at least since the half of the XXth. The earliest observation in Italy known to us date back to 2007 (Trentino Alto Adi...
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The present work took into consideration and discusses the issue of the so-called "biological invasions", namely the introduction and diffusion of non-indigenous species and their negative effects on the environment and biodiversity. It reports definitions and provide terminological hints on the above mentioned subject, giving examples of environme...
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Cyrtarachne ixoides (Simon, 1870) is recorded for the first time from Northern Italy, based on specimens observed or collected in the Venetian plain. The authors summarize several photographic records appeared on the web that extend the known Italian range for this species.
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The Museum of Natural History of Venice is in the process of adding another important piece to its rich exhibition offer, with the creation of a new section dedicated to the Venice lagoon. Through eight rooms, visitors will follow a path across the lagoon which is at one time cognitive, sensorial and symbolic, displaying the origins, geomorphology,...
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An overview of the genus Pharaonus Blanchard, 1851 is presented. Pharaonus farsensis new species and P. adelphus new species are described from Iran, P. lederi turcmenius Ohaus, 1941 is recognized as new synonym of P. lederi (Reitter, 1888), and the subgenus Tamerlanius new subgenus is proposed for the two central-Asian species. New distribution re...
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A new genus and new species of Telephanini LeConte, 1861 are described based on specimens recently collected by an Italian expedition to Gabon. Bolianus giannae gen. et sp. nov. is characterized in particular by the presence of a longitudinal median groove along the head.
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Osphyoplesius is an obscure Palearctic genus tentatively placed in Pythidae, comprising one species from Crimea and one from Greece, each of them collected only once. A third species is here described from Sicily, based on recently collected specimens. Despite the poor sample, statistic analysis of morphometrical data allowed to confirm the differe...
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Omaloplia settorum sp. nov. is described based on a single specimen from Cappadocia, central Turkey. The new species is close to O. depilis from northern Greece, from which it is well distinct by the structure of the aedeagus.
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Eulasia daccordii new species is described from Jordan, West Bank, and Israel, where it is known from the Jordan Valley and the Negev. It was previously confused with E. pietschmanni Breit, to which it is very similar and from which it can be recognized mainly for the structure and distribution of the pronotal setae and the shape of the protibia of...
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Il progetto " Atlante dei Ropaloceri del Veneto " , promosso dal Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia, intende docu-mentare la distribuzione geografica ed ecologica delle specie di farfalle diurne (Ropaloceri) nel territorio del Veneto, anche per valutarne lo stato di conservazione a livello regionale. Intende costruire un database elettro-nico geor...
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A new species of Cyrtotyphlus from Tuscan-Emilian Apennines (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Leptotyphlinae). An endogean species of Staphylinidae from Tuscan-Emilian Apennines is described, Cyrtotyphlus alfredoi. The new species is similar to the other two italian species so far known for this genus, C. winkleri and C. convexus, and is especially close...
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Temnorhychus baal Reiche & Saulcy (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) is recorded for the first time for Turkish fauna from provinces of Erzurum and İzmir. Hypothesis explaining its presence in Turkey are discussed, based on the known biogeographical history of the species.
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Il progetto " Atlante dei Ropaloceri del Veneto " (ARVe) è un'iniziativa di indagine collettiva finalizzata a conoscere la distribuzione geografica e lo stato di conservazione delle specie di Ropaloceri (farfalle diurne) nel Veneto. Segnalazioni originali, dati inediti ricavati da collezioni e dati pubblicati saranno integrati in un database georef...
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Redescription and illustrations are presented for Hoplia laconiae Petrovitz, a poorly known species from Greece for which no further data appeared after the original description. Based on the examination of type speci- mens, the synonymy Hoplia caucasica danieli Tesař, 1969 = H. laconiae Petrovitz, 1958 is established. The exact year of description...
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A new species of Pygopleurus from Mt. Nemrut (Turkey, Adiyaman province) is described and figured. It belongs to Baraud’s “group 3” and is compared to the close species, P. anahitae Mitter.
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This paper presents a revision of the species Eulasia genei Truqui, 1848. A total of 773 specimens, including all type series of the involved taxa, were examined. Nominal species currently in synonymy with E. genei are discussed. All the current synonyms proved to be wrongly attributed, and the following new synonyms are proposed: Eulasia pretiosa...
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This paper presents a revision of the species Eulasia genei Truqui, 1848. A total of 773 specimens, including all type series of the involved taxa, were examined. Nominal species currently in synonymy with E. genei are discussed. All the current synonyms proved to be wrongly attributed, and the following new synonyms are proposed: Eulasia pretiosa...
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Environmental evaluation of some Venetian beach-dune ecosystems by mean of the specialised beetle fauna (Insecta, Coleoptera). The coastal dunes have almost disappeared from the Italian sandy shores as consequence of both human settlement and tourist exploitation of littoral areas. The few localities still partially preserved are therefore conside...
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ABSTRACT Through standardised censuses carried out in years 2007 and 2008, we investigated composition and variation of the Rhopalocera coenoses (Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea) living in the riparian habitats along the river Piave within the hilly belt of the Venetian Prealps. A total of 67 species were identified, 54 of which most probably settle...
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A new species of Glaphyridae is described: Pygopleurus rapuzzii n. sp. from northwestern Iran. The new species is sympatric with and shares many character states with P. anahitae Mitter, from which it can be differentiated by the shape of genital parts and by morphological characters of head, pronotum, and elytra. Both species are illustrated for t...
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A new species of Glaphyridae is described: Pygopleurus rapuzzii n. sp. from northwestern Iran. The new species is sympatric with and shares many character states with P. anahitae Mitter, from which it can be differentiated by the shape of genital parts and by morphological characters of head, pronotum, and elytra. Both species are illustrated for t...
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FIGURES 9 – 13. 9 – 11: Pygopleurus rapuzzii n. sp.: 9, male, right paramere, lateral view (holotype); 10, male, right paramere, dorsal view (holotype); 11, female, right genital valves (allotype). 12 – 13: Pygopleurus anahitae Mitter: 12, male, right paramere, lateral view (topotype); 13, female, right genital valves (topotype).
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FIGURES 1 – 8. 1 – 5: Pygopleurus rapuzzii n. sp.: 1, male (holotype); 2, male (paratype); 3, female (allotype); 4, female (paratype); 5, head of female (allotype). 6 – 8: Pygopleurus anahitae Mitter: 6, male (topotype); 7, female (topotype); 8, head of female (topotype).
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Of two species of geophilomorph centipedes collected above high waters in termite mounds in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso, one (Schendylops inquilinus) is described here as new; the other (Aphilodon angustatus Silvestri, 1909) is redescribed.
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We present a comprehensive taxonomic revision of the Mecistocephalidae occurring in the Japanese main archipelago and in Taiwan, based on both the critical analysis of published information and the comparative morphological examination of representative specimens, including type material. A total of 34 species in 8 genera are recognised. Diagnostic...
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Two new species of Neotropical Geophilomorpha are described: Ribautia combinata n. sp. from Peru and R. donatellae n. sp. from Brazil. New records from Amazonia are given for R. ducalis Pereira, Minelli & Barbieri, 1995. R. proxima Pereira, Minelli & Barbieri, 1994 is recorded for the first time from Guyane française. Schizoribautia Brölemann, 1912...
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The Neartic species Acanalonia conica (Say 1830) has been recently found in Italy. Analysis shows that the species has a good capability to settle outside its natural range. A. conica is a very polyphagous species and the population density in Italy appears larger than the one recorded in North America. We conclude that A. conica should be regarded...
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Two new species of Neotropical Geophilomorpha are described: Ribautia combinata n. sp. from Peru and R. donatellae n. sp. from Brazil. New records from Amazonia are given for R. ducalis Pereira, Minelli & Barbieri, 1995. R. proxima Pereira, Minelli & Barbieri, 1994 is recorded for the first time from Guyane française. Schizoribautia Brölemann, 1912...
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Four of the five species of the geophilomorph centipede genus Schendylops Cook, 1899 hitherto known from Madagascar, i.e. S. insolitus (Lawrence, 1960), S. paucispina (Lawrence, 1960), S. mascarenicus (Lawrence, 1960) and S. silvicola (Lawrence, 1960), are re-described based on the type material preserved in the collections of the Muséum national d...
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A new species of Pygopleurus collected in North West Syria and belonging to the "group-1" of Baraud is here described and figured. The closest morphological species are discussed.
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Colours and chromatic patterns of insects are, since long time, a subject of particular interest for researchers. However, despite several orders exhibit complex colour patterns, few groups received most of the attention, i.e. butterflies (Lepidoptera) and Drosophila fruit flies (Diptera). Today, colour patterns found in each one of these two group...

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This study is based upon material from Glaphyridae and Cetoniinae (Scarabaeidae) of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea collected from different localities of Turkey between 1966 and 2016. The study resulted in recording for Turkish fauna of 23 species and subspecies from 3 genera of Glaphyridae and 32 species and subspecies from 8 genera of Cetoniinae. In total, 56 species and subspecies belonging to 11 genera of Glaphyridae and Cetoniinae (Scarabaeidae) are listed. Among them, Eulasia (Eulasia) chrysopyga, Glaphyrus festivus, Pygopleurus mithridates and Pygopleurus psilotrichius from Glaphyridae and Cetonia (Cetonia) aurata pallida, Protaetia (Philhelena) ungarica armeniaca , Protaetia (Netocia) vidua , Protaetia (Potosia) jelineki , Tropinota (Epicometis) hirta suturalis , Tropinota senicula and Oxythyrea cinctella from Cetoniinae (Scarabaeidae) have been found the most abundant and widespread species. Separately, Eulasia (Eulasia) jordanica is newly recorded from Turkey. In addition, new localities have been found for some species and subspecies, which have already been reported from Turkey.
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Improving knowledge of these insects, with particular reference to taxonomy. I am focusing in particular on Glaphyridae and on the fauna of Anatolia, Levant and Middle East.