Szymon Konwerski

Szymon Konwerski
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The authors of the study present an analysis of the structure and changes in the examined community of ptyctimous mites (Acari: Acariformes: Oribatida) found in Dorrigo National Park in Australia. The research was conducted during two periods: between 1990 and 1993 and later in 2007. The analysed mite community comprises 35 species, though, the dom...
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Wydawać by się mogło, że ochrona owadów niemających bezpośredniego znaczenia dla człowieka nie ma większego sensu, a generuje jedynie problemy poprzez narzucenie ograniczeń na szeroko pojęty rozwój gospodarczy. Tymczasem przyglądając się nieco bliżej temu zagadnieniu można zrozumieć głęboką potrzebę tego działania i możliwość pogodzenia interesów o...
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The importance of dead wood in forest ecosystems for the existence of invertebrates has been widely discussed in the literature. The major aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that the presence of dead wood in forests considerably increases the species diversity of Uropodina (Acari: Parasitiformes) communities in a given area. The areas sele...
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The new chorological data concerning 31 species of the subfamily Lamiinae are presented. The provided data come from observations and field research conducted in Western Poland over the last few decades as well as from historical materials.
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Bracket fungi are seen mainly as the cause of economic losses in forestry, and their role as creators of biodiversity is relatively poorly understood. The aim of the study was defining the manner in which the degree of decay (DD) of the fruiting bodies determines the character of the invertebrate assemblages colonising them. The effect of this grou...
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DOI:10.14746/WA.2021.8.978-83-946591-8-9
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Mites from the suborder Uropodina (Acari: Parasitiformes) in the Białowieża Primeval Forest have been an object of interest for researchers since the second half of the last century. The first accounts only reported occurrence of single species in this area, and more extensive research started at the beginning the 90's and it is still conducted. Th...
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The research presented in this article was conducted in the area of the Białowieża Primeval Forest, which is a unique forest complex with one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once covered the European Plain, in both legally protected and commercial forest areas. The aim of the study was to establish the sp...
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We studied the distributional patterns of phoretic deutonymphs of the genera Oodinychus and Trichouropoda (Uropodina) on the longhorn beetles Monochamus sartor urussovii, Plagionotus detritus, Tetropium castaneum, and Te. fuscum, based on large samples of specimens (992 beetles and 25,587 mites) collected in the Białowieża Primeval Forest in Centra...
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The new chorological data concerning 25 species of the subfamily Cerambycinae are presented. The provided data come from observations and field research conducted in Western Poland over the last few decades as well as from historical materials.
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This paper presents data on 23 beetle species recorded for the first time from the Białowieża Forest (Polish part), and among them two species new for the fauna of Poland. All the beetles were collected using multifunnel (Lindgren) traps, placed in the the selected sites of the study area in 2018. Collected species belong to 13 families: Carabidae...
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New chorological data concerning 9 species from the subfamily Diaperinae and 2 species from the subfamily Lagrinae have been presented. Cynaeus angustus (LEC.) has been recorded from a new locality in the Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland, which indicates its expansion in Western Poland.
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Chorological data concerning 14 species from the subfamily Alleculinae have been presented. The species that are the most frequently observed in Western Poland are Pseudocistela ceramboides ceramboides (L.), Prionychus ater (F.), Hymenalia rufipes (F.), and Isomira murina murina (L.).
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The paper presents new data on the occurrence of 69 beetle species collected in 2017 in the Białowieża Forest, NE Poland. The list contains representatives of 27 families: Anthribidae, Bostrichidae, Ciidae, Cleridae, Coccinellidae, Corylophidae, Cryptophagidae, Curculionidae, Dasytidae, Elateridae, Endomychidae, Eucnemidae, Histeridae, Laemophloeid...
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Distributional data for 10 species of Peltidae, Lophocateridae, Trogossitidae and Thymalidae recorded from Poland are summarised, and numerous unpublished records are reported. Data on feeding and habitat preferences are analysed. Calitys scabra and Temnoscheila caerulea are probably extinct in Poland. Grynocharis oblonga , Nemozoma elongatum and T...
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Supplementary data and corrections concerning 11 species from the subfamily Cetoniinae, 1 sp. from the Dynastinae, 8 sp. from the Melolonthinae, and 3 sp. from the Rutelinae, occurring in the western part of Poland, are provided. The data that come from the research and field work have been supplemented with historical materials.
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Data on the distribution of Aegialiinae in Poland are summarized, and some new records are added. Photographs of all the species occurring in Poland and an identification key to them are provided, along with some fresh aspects of their biology. The aedeagus and epipharynx of all species present in Poland are illustrated photographically for the fir...
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Faunistic data concerning five species from the subfamily Aphodiinae-Diastictus vulneratus, Euheptaulacus villosus, Heptaulacus testudinarius, Psammodius asper and Rhyssemus puncticollis-and one species from the subfamily Aegialiinae-Aegialia arenaria-are presented. The provided data come from observations and field research conducted in Western Po...
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We studied the phoretic relationships between the mites of the genus Trichouropoda Berlese, 1916 (Uropodina) and the longhorn beetle Plagionotus detritus (Linnaeus, 1758) based on large samples of specimens (2050 beetles and 19,216 mites) collected in the Białowieża Primeval Forest in Central Europe. Phoresy was studied over the years 2014, 2015, a...
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Faunistic data concerning 9 species from the subfamily Aphodiinae, belonging to the genera of Parammoecius, Plagiogonus, Planolinus, Sigorus, Teuchestes, Trichonotulus, and Volinus, are presented. The demonstrated data come from observations and field research conducted in Western Poland in the last 30 years.
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On 10 March 2016 the remains of an adult person, with unspecified personaI details, were discovered inside a power plant's chimney (250 meters high) in Zabrze, in southern Poland. The male corpse was partially mummified, with a small amount of soft tissue and dismembered as a result of the extraction from the chimney. The law enforcement authoritie...
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The faunistic data concerning 7 species belonging to the genera of Esymus, Euorodalus, Eupleurus, Limarus, and Liothorax from the subfamily Aphodiinae have been presented. The provided data come from the observations and field work conducted in Western Poland over the last few decades.
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The faunistic data concerning 7 species belonging to the genera of Melinopterus, Nialus, Nimbus, Otophorus, and Oxyomus from the subfamily Aphodiinae have been presented. The provided data come from the observations and field work conducted in Western Poland over the last few decades, with one case pertaining also to historical materials.
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The species identified as Pachycerus madidus is recorded from Poland based on three localities in western regions and Lower Vistula valley. The problem with separation of two Central European species, P. madidus and P. segnis, is announced based on variation of key morphological characters. The origin and age of Polish populations of P. madidus are...
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The presented faunistic data concern 7 beetle species from the following genera: Bodiloides, Calamosternus, Chilothorax, and Colobopterus, which belong to the subfamily Aphodiinae. The data come from the observations and field work conducted in Western Poland over the course of last few decades.
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Praca jest podsumowaniem danych o występowaniu chrząszczy na obszarze Kępy Redłowskiej w Gdyni. Łącznie z tego obszaru wykazano 764 gatunków chrząszczy, w tym 1 gatunek z Polskiej Czerwonej Księgi Zwierząt i 24 gatunków z Polskiej Czerwonej Listy Zwierząt.
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We studied repeatability of phoretic relationships between Trichouropoda shcherbakae Hirschmann, 1972 and longhorn beetles Tetropium castaneum (Linnaeus, 1758) and Te. fuscum (Fabricius, 1787) in Białowieża Primeval Forest in Central Europe. Samples of mites phoretic on two Tetropium Kirby, 1837 species were collected in 2008 and compared with the...
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The faunistic data concerning 10 species of the genera Acrossus, Agoliinus, Agrilinus, and Aphodius belonging to the subfamily Aphodiinae are presented. The demonstrated data come from the observations and field research conducted in Western Poland in a last few decades.
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Background. In the northern (Polish) part of the Karkonosze (Giant) Mountains, no comprehensive study of fauna related to dying trees and decaying wood has ever been carried out, despite the fact that in the 1980’s and 1990’s, catastrophic tree dying occurred there. Until the present time, as a result of tree stand decay process, dead tree and deca...
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The faunistic data concerning 10 species of the genera Acrossus, Agoliinus, Agrilinus, and Aphodius belonging to the subfamily Aphodiinae are presented. The demonstrated data come from the observations and field research conducted in Western Poland in the last few decades.
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Truffle harvests are declining in Europe, due to droughts, and this offers an opportunity for production to be developed in countries such as the UK and Poland, where rainfall tends to be higher. Drier Medi-terranean summers seem to be associated with a decrease in the harvest of the P erigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) in Spain, France and Italy...
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Repellent or attractant activity of extracts obtained from Solanum tuberosum and Lycopersicon esculentum leaves were tested against Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Different developmental stages of the insects (larvae of different age and imagoes) were exposed to the extracts which is...
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During the process of slow decay, dead wood is colonized by a diverse group of invertebrates. Pioneer communities of insects are composed of representatives of two families of beetles: Cerambycidae and Curculionidae, which may be carriers for mites. In this paper, we check which species of mites are carried by Monochamus sartor (Fabricius, 1787) in...
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Życie na i w drzewie - zwierzęta dendrofilne i saproksyliczne / Różnorodność taksonomiczna stawonogów saproksylicznych / Różnorodność strategii życiowych stawonogów dendrofilnych i saproksylicznych / Różnorodność morfologiczna stawonogów saproksylicznych / Związki między saproksylicznymi zwierzętami
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The nests of the harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) from an extensively used farmland in Western Poland were recognized as a place of occurrence of a large group of invertebrates. In total, from 42 nests 6,544 individuals of invertebrates were extracted. The number of invertebrates was positively correlated with mass of mouse nests. There were found...
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Carcass mass largely affects pattern and rate of carrion decomposition. Supposedly, it is similarly important for carrion entomofauna; however, most of its likely effects have not been tested experimentally. Here, simultaneous effects of carcass mass and clothing are analyzed. A factorial block experiment with four levels of carcass mass (small car...
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The study presented in the current article was carried out in two selected natural forest reserves in Poland, i.e. Jakubowo and Las Grądowy near Mogilnica in western Wielkopolska (Poland). The material for the analysis contains quantitative soil samples collected in the period 1978–1983 and more recent material from 2005, 2006 and 2011–2013. The ma...
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Forensic entomology in Poland: 1) Turn of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, 2) Twentieth Century, 3) Twenty-First Century, 4) Training courses and conferences in forensic entomology, 5) Ongoing projects, 6) Use of forensic entomology in legal investigations
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Chorologic data from research and observations in Western Poland conducted throughout the last 30 years has been presented. The data concerns 6 Geotrupidae species, namely: Anoplotrupes stercorosus (SCR.), Geotrupes mutator (MARSH.), G. spiniger (MARSH.), G. stercorarius (L.), Trypocopris vernalis (L.) and Typhaeus typhoeus (L.). The most rarely ob...
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Type of habitat is one of the most important factors influencing insect community composition, structure and succession on carcasses. Forest and open habitats belong to the best studied in this regard. Their distinct nature and contrasting abiotic and biotic conditions cause substantial differences in both decomposition and insect succession. Shrub...
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Carcass mass and carcass clothing are factors of potential high forensic importance. In casework, corpses differ in mass and kind or extent of clothing; hence, a question arises whether methods for post-mortem interval estimation should take these differences into account. Unfortunately, effects of carcass mass and clothing on specific processes in...
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Historical data on the occurrence of Bolboceratidae representatives in Poland is given. New information on the occurrence of Bolbelasmus unicornis in Poland and Odonteus armiger in Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Bulgaria is provided.
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Data on distribution, morphology, and biology of all species of Aderidae occurring in Poland are summarized, with new regional records based on over 370 specimens from institutional and private collections. Cobososia pruinosa (kiesenwetter), previously reported from the Polish territory is removed from the checklist of the Coleoptera of Poland. An...
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The analysis of insect remains was based on samples collected from two beams with larvae channels of timber dwelling beetles, as well as on fragments of preserved insects from sediment samples collected for archaeobotanical analysis from the site at 5 Posadzego Street in Ostrów Tumski, Poznań, during its rescue excavations. There were larvae channe...
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Kompleksowe przyrodnicze zajęcia terenowe i terenowo-laboratoryjne / Tematyka i dobór obiektów obserwacji / Poziom ogólności / Utrwalanie zdobytej wiedzy / Moduły terenowe
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New faunistic records concerning 14 species of Oedemeridae in Poland are given. Ischnomera sanguinicollis (FABR.) is recorded for the first time from the Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland, and I. cyanea (FABR.) from Western Sudetes.
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New faunistic records of 14 species of Mycetophagidae from Poland are given. Litargus balteatus and Typhaea stercorea are newly recorded from the Masurian Lake District. Litargus balteatus, Triphyllus bicolor and Typhaea stercorea are new for the Pomeranian Lake District. Mycetophagus fulvicollis is newly reported from the Mazowiecka Lowland and Tr...
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The article presents a study of water beetles of Rogalin Landscape Park in the western part of Poland. New data about 10 species of rare aquatic beetle and information about the most interesting species in faunistic terms are given. It is the first landscape park in Wielkopolska Lowland whose water beetles have been comprehensively studied. A list...