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The study is devoted to the new faunistic data on the little known click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in Lithuania. The data of long term faunistic investigations of authors as well as material stored in the natural museums of Lithuania and private collections have been examined. The results of re-examination and new information about distribution of 28 species of click beetles in Lithuania are presented in this article. The presented information includes exact label data and number of specimens, the places of collections as well as maps of distribution and comments about habitats of 28 species of click beetles. One species Ctenicera cuprea (Fabricius, 1775) is removed from the list of Lithuanian beetles.
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Baltic J. Coleopterol. 10(1) 2010
ISSN 1407 - 8619
INTRODUCTION
Works designed to investigation of click beetles
in Lithuania are not numerous. The first data
about click beetles of Lithuania (Vilnius environs)
we can find in the publication of B. Ogijewicz
(1939). Some data of click-beetles are mentioned
in other faunistic works: Lentz 1879, Heyden 1903,
Mazurowa & Mazur 1939, Pileckis 1960, 1963,
1976, Lešinskas & Pileckis 1967, Zajančkauskas
& Pileckis 1968, Strazdie1976, 1988, Bercio &
Folwaczny 1979, Pileckis & Monsevičius, 1982,
Pileckis & Jakaitis 1982, Gaidienė 1993. The main
comprehensive data on Lithuanian elaterids have
New data on little known species of click beetles (Coleoptera:
Elateridae) in Lithuania
Vytautas Tamutis, Romas Ferenca, Povilas Ivinskis, Povilas Mulerčikas
Tamutis V., Ferenca R., Ivinskis P., Mulerčikas P. 2010. New data on little known species of
click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in Lithuania. Baltic J. Coleopterol., 10(1): 45 – 60.
The study is devoted to the new faunistic data on the little known click beetles (Coleoptera:
Elateridae) in Lithuania. The data of long term faunistic investigations of authors as well as
material stored in the natural museums of Lithuania and private collections have been examined.
The results of re-examination and new information about distribution of 28 species of click
beetles in Lithuania are presented in this article. The presented information includes exact
label data and number of specimens, the places of collections as well as maps of distribution
and comments about habitats of 28 species of click beetles. One species Ctenicera cuprea
(Fabricius, 1775) is removed from the list of Lithuanian beetles.
Key words: Coleoptera, Elateridae, fauna, distribution, Lithuania
Vytautas Tamutis, Povilas Mulerčikas. Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Studentų 11,
Akademija, Kaunas distr., LT-53361, Lithuania. E-mail: dromius@yahoo.com
Vytautas Tamutis, Romas Ferenca. Kaunas T. Ivanauskas zoological museum, Laisvės al.
106, LT-44253 Kaunas, Lithuania. E-mail: agagutta@gmail.com
Romas Ferenca, Povilas Ivinskis Institute of Ecology of Vilnius University, Akademijos 2,
LT-08412 Vilnius, Lithuania. E-mail: entlab@centras.lt
been presented in the monograph „Lietuvos
fauna. Vabalai I.“ (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995).
65 species of click beetles are mentioned in this
monograph and 34 of them are presented as rare
and very rare in Lithuania. More recent works
which deal with „rare” or „very rare“ click-beetles
speci es analysis are scat tered in various
publications: Monsevičius 1997, Ivinskis et al.
1998, Pankevičius 2000, Šablevičius 2000, Tamutis
& Zolubas 2001, Ferenca et al. 2002, 2006, 2007,
Ehnström et al. 2003, Ferenca 2003, 2004, Tamutis
2005, Tamutis et al. 2007, Tamutis & Ferenca 2006,
Žiogas & Zolubas 2005, Rašomavičius 2007,
Vaivilavičius 2008, Inokaitis 2009. The aim of this
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Barševskis A.
study was to examine the material of rare or little
click beetles collected by the authors as well as
kept in the collections of T.Ivanauskas Zoological
Museum, Ecological Institute, Vilnius University
Zoological Museum, personal collection of
Aleksandras Meržijevskis, and also to get more
information about the distribution of these
species in Lithuania.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
The material was collected mainly using transect
counting method, some individuals have been
caught using different traps (vine, light, pitfall or
pheromone), hand-searching, sampling under
bark of old logs, tree stumps and leaf litter.
The biggest part of specimens was collected by
Romas Ferenca (R.F.), Vytautas Tamutis (V.T.) and
Povilas Ivinskis (P.I.). Some specimens were
collected by Aleksandras Meržijevskis (Al.M.),
A. Manikas (A.M.), A. Kaulinis (A.K.), Brigita
Palavičiūtė (B.P.), Paulius Zolubas (P.Z.), Alvyra
Patapavičenė (A.P.), Bronius Jakaitis (B. J.), Dalius
Dapkus (D.D.), Elena Gaidienė (E.G.), Giedrius
Švitra (G.Š.), Henrikas Ostrauskas (H.O.), Saulius
Pakalniškis (S.P.), Rimantas Pankevičius (R.P.),
Vidmantas Monsevičius (V.M.), Vytautas Uselis
(V.U.), Vytautas Inokaitis (V.I. ), Bronius
Šablevičius (B.Š.) and Edgaras Živatkauskas
(E.).
Commonly accepted nomenclature (Stibick 1979)
was used in this paper. To defer to some authors
(Stibick 1979, Silfverberg 2004, Telnov 2004, Cate
2007) Drapetes mordelloides (Host, 1789)
(previously attributed to the Troscidae, subfamily
Lissomidea) is attributed to Elateridae in
consonance with P. Cate (2009). Classification of
chorotypes is made according to A. Vigna
Taglianti et al. (1999) on the basis of H.
Silfverberg‘s (1998) publication concerning
zoogeographical analysis of click beetles in
Northern Europe.
Materials are deposited in the followings
collections:
[TIZM] –Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum;
[EI] – Ecological Institute; [Al.M.] – Aleksandras
Meržijevskis; [V. I.] – Vytautas Inokaitis
The following abbreviations are used throughout
the paper:
en v. – envir onment; f. – for est; spec.
specimen(s); Nat. R. – Nature reserve; Bot. R. –
Botanical Reserve; Bot.-Zoo. R. – Botanical
Zoological Reserve; Land. R. – Lanscape
Reserve; Ent. R. – Entomological Reserve; Telm.
R. Telmol ogical Reserve; Geo. R. -
Geomorphol og ical Reserve; Hydr. R. -
Hydrographycal Reserve.
Meaning of marks in the maps:
-- new data; - - published data; -
unconfirmed data.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
During the current research the material of 331
specimens of Elateridae belonging to 19 genus
and 28 species have been examined and 209 new
finding facts have been registered. Most of
findings are concentrated in Kaunas district (54
findings), however the circumstance doesn‘t
indicate the best living conditions for little known
elaterids in this region. Most likely the fact was
determined by gr ea ter activit y of
coleopterologists in this area.
LIST OF SPECIES
Drapetes mordelloides (Host, 1789)
Chorotype: Palearctic
Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.1, 12 08 2000 (1, in the
pheromone trap for Ips typographus, P.Z.),
[TIZM].
This species is very rare in Lithuania (Pileckis &
Monsevičius 1995) and neighbouring countries
(Tsinkevich & Aleksandrovich 2002; Barševskis
2005); it is included in the list of indicator species
of natural forest habitats (Ehnström et al. 2003).
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Axin opalpis gracilis (Krynicki, 1832) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) new species in fauna of Latvia
Only one finding has been known earlier in
Čepkeliai Nat. R. (Ferenca 1988, Monsevičius
1997) (Fig.1).
Lacon fasciatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chorotype: Palearctic
Var.: Alkūnės kampo Geo. R., 11 04 1984 (1, under
bark of dead pine trunk, R.F.), [TIZM].
This species is very rare in Lithuania, associated
with decaying wood (Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995), has been found only in two places in
Jurbarkas and Šalčininkai districts before (Pileckis
& Jakaitis 1982, Ferenca 2004) (Fig.2).
Crepidophorus mutilatus (Rosenhauer, 1847)
Chorotype: Central European
Kaun.t.: “Vytauto parkas” park, 07 07 2009 (1, on
the trunk of old, hollow oak tree, Al.M.), [Al.M.].
Only one older than 90 years record of this
species is known in Lithuania from A. Palionis’
cards (Pileckis 1960, 1976, Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995, Ferenca 2006). The single specimen of this
species with the label ‘Kauno G. t. s., 03 05 1927”
is deposited in the zoological museum of Vilnius
University. The new finding of C. mutilatus
shows that the species is still populating in the
Kaunas’ parks.
Athous vittatus (Fabricius, 1792)
Chorotype: European -Mediterranean
Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.2, 08 06 1962 (2, E.G.),
Jiesios Land. R., 09 05 1984 (1, R.F.), 12 05 1985 (1,
R.F.), 18 05 1985 (2, R.F.), 14 05 1986 (2, R.F.), 27 05
1986 (1, R.F.), 15 05 1988 (1 R.F.), Noreikiškės env.1,
30 05 1985 (1, R.F.), Pajiesio miškas f., 14 05 1999
(1, R.F.); Kamšos Bot.-Zoo. R., 22 05 1992 (5 V.T.),
12 06 1995 (1, V.T.), Margininkai env., 11 06 1994
(2, V.T.); Ked.: Pašilių miškas f., 18 05 1994 (3,
R.F.); Zar.: Jaskoniškių miškas f., 06 05 2004 (1,
R.F.); Kais.: Strėvininkų miškas f., 23 05 2007 (1,
R.F.); Maz.: Varduvos Land. R., 01 07 1991 (1 V.
M)., Ramoniškė env., 29 06 1991 (1, V.M.), Žibikai
env., 18 05 1998 (1, V.M.); Akm.: Avižliai env., 09
06 1993 (1, V.M.), [TIZM]; Kup.: Drūlėnai env., 27
05 1991 (2, R.P.), [EI]; Kaun.: Gervėnupis env., 04
06 1996 (1, Al.M.), Kais.: Kruonis env., ?? ?? 1973
(1, Al.M.), [Al.M].
This sylvan click beetle lives in deciduous and
mixed forests. To this day only few records of A.
vittatus have been documented in Lithuania
(Heyden 1903, Pileckis 1960, Pileckis &
Monsevičius 1995, Šablevičius 2000, Ferenca
2006, Vaivilavičius 2008) (Fig. 3). All examined
individuals have been collected in the mixed
forests or its edges and their distribution is
sporadic.
Harminius undulatus (DeGeer, 1774)
Chorotype: Holarctic
Kaiš.: Pravieniškių miškas f., 04 06 1989 (1, Al.M.),
25 05 1996 (1, Al.M.), 20 06 2006 (1, Al.M.), [Al.M.];
Kup.: Mirabelio miškas f., 12 06 1992 (1, R.P.);
Var.: Stojų miškas f., 16 05 – 06 06 2008 (2, in the
light trap, P.I.), [EI]; Maz.: Varduvos Land.R., 01
07 1991 (1, V.M.), Akm.: Kamanų Nat. R., 10 06
2003 (1, V.M.); Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.1, 13 07
20 00 (1, in the pheromone tr ap for Ips
typographus, P.Z.); Taur.: Viešvilės Nat.R., 21-28
06 2004 (1, in the light trap, V.U.); Kelm.: Bulavėnai
env. 03 08 2007 (1, E.Ž.), [TIZM].
This species is rare in Lithuania, associated with
decaying wood (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995);
it has been known only from few finding places
before in Jurbarkas (Pileckis & Jakaitis 1982),
Švenčionys (Ferenca et al. 2002) and Kupiškis
districts (Pankevičius 2000) (Fig. 4).
Denticollis rubens Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783
Chorotype: Central European
Kais.: Pravieniškių miškas f., 11 06 1994 (1, Al.M.),
[TIZM].
For the first time this species has been noted for
Lithuania by B. Ehnström et al. (2003), but there
isn‘t any information about finding place, except
the one point on the map. This species is very
rare and officially protected in Latvia (Barševskis
2005); as indicator species is included in the list
of natural forest habitats (Ehnström et al. 2003).
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Fig. 1. Distribution of Drapetes mordelloides in
Lithuania
Fig. 2. Distribution of Lacon fasciatus in
Lithuania
Fig. 3. Distribution of Athous vittatus in
Lithuania
Fig. 4. Distribution of Harmonius undulatus in
Lithuania
Fig. 5. Distribution of Cidnopus pilosus in
Lithuania
Fig. 6. Distribution of Limonius minuta in
Lithuania
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Cidnopus pilosus (Leske, 1785)
Chorotype: Europe -Meditterranean
Kaun.: Netoniai env., 22 05 2002 (1, R.F.), 25 05
2007 (2, R.F.), [TIZM].
To this day only few older than 80 years records
of C. pilosus have been documented in Lithuania
before (Pileckis 1960, Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995, Ferenca 2006) (Fig. 5). The species is local
and sporadical in Lithuania as well as in Latvia
and described as very rare (Barševskis 2005). It
is worth to notice that all information published
before has been based on A. Palionis cards’ data.
The authors of the current article can not confirm
this data as the specimens of C. pilosus collected
by A. Palionis are lost.
Limonius minuta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Ukm.: Vaisgėliškio miškas f., 25 06 1978 (1, G.Š.);
Maz.: Varduvos Land.R., 01 07 1991 (1, V.M.),
Žibikai env., 18 05 1998 (1, V.M.); Akm.: Kamanų
Nat. R., 20 07 1992 (1, V.M.), 31 05 2002 (1, V.M.),
28 06 2003 (1, V.M.), 12 05 1993 (3, R.F.), [TIZM].
This very rare species in Latvia (Barševskis 2005)
populate mainly in open, sandy slopes with poor
vegetation (Mertlik, 2008). To this day only few
older than 80 years records of this species have
been documented in Lithuania (Ogijewicz 1939,
Pileckis 1960, Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995,
Ferenca 200 6) (Fig. 6). However the re-
examination of the specimens of L. minuta in B.
Ogijewicz‘collections, which are deposited in the
zoological museum of Vilnius University, revealed
that they were misidentified instead of Cidnopus
sp. Most likely these specimens were untypical
small exemplars of C. aeruginosus (Olivier, 1790).
Another finding fact mentioned in A. Palionis’
cards can’t be confirmed as the specimen is lost.
Consequently, findings facts of Limonius minuta
presented in this paper are the only reliable in
Lithuania.
Hypnoidus riparius (Fabricius, 1792)
Chorotype: Holarctic
Salc.: Visinčia Hydr.R., 19 06 1985 (1, bank of river,
R.F.); Cur.Sp.: Naglių Nat. R., 07 07 2003 (1, on the
littoral, R.F.), [TIZM]; Kup.: Mirabelio miškas f.,
24 04 1993 (1, R.P.), [EI]; Mol.: Aiseto Land. R., 07
07 1994 (1, on the littoral, V.T.), [TIZM].
This species is rare and little known in Lithuania,
occurs in the wet, open habitats, mostly on the
littoral (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995). Only two
findings have been known from Vilnius district
(Ogijewicz1939, Ferenca 2004) (Fig. 7).
Ctenicera pectinicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chorotype: Palearctic
Ut.: Utena env., 09 08 1967 (1, E.G.), Antalgė env.,
18 05 1982 (2, A.K.); Mol.: Molėtai env., 19 07
1972 (1, E.G.); Kaun.: Girionys env., 29 06 1969 (1,
E.G.), Dubravos miškas f.2, 17 05 1984 (1, R.F.),
Karčiupio miškas f., 16 05 2004 (1, B.P.), Akademija
env., 17 06 1995 (1, moist meadow, V.T.), 25 05
1997 (1, moist meadow, V.T.), 25 05 2006 (1, moist
meadow, V.T.); Kais.: Pravieniškių miškas f., 09 05
1986 (1, R.F.); Sak.: Tervydoniai env., 21 06 1987
(1, R.F.)., 25 05 2003 (2, R.F.); Ked.: Pašilmiškas
f., 18 05 1994 (1, R.F.), Akm.: Kamanų Nat. R.2, 12-
13 05 1993 (7, R.F.), 07 08 1998 (1, V.M.); Maz.:
Tučiai env. 16 05 1998 (1, V.M.); Villn.t.: Nemėžis
env. 12 06 1969 (1, anonymous), [TIZM]; Jurb.:
Liepgirių miškas f., 25 05 1982 (1, B.J.), [specimen
is lost]; Kup.: Strančių miškas f. 18 05 1991 (1,
R.P.), Vizgiūnai env., 15 06 1991 (1, R.P.); Taur:
Skaudvilė env., 06 06 2004 (1, P.I.), [EI]; Kais.:
Kruonis env., 16 05 1982 (1, Al.M.), [Al.M.].
This widespread species is associated with moist,
natural meadows and forest edges (Tarnawski &
Buchholz 2008). In Lithuania this species is
considered as not rare (Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995), but only few findings have been registered
befor e (Heyden, 1903, Ogijewicz 1939,
Zajančkauskas & Pileckis 1968, Ferenca 2006) (Fig.
8) . Consequen tly, this species is widely
distributed in Lithuania, but not abundant and
only single individuals have been found.
Actenicerus sjaelandicus (Müller, 1764)
Ctenicera cuprea (Fabricius, 1775) (Monsevičius
1988) (misidentification).
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Vidm. Monsevičius (1988) recorded Ctenicera
cuprea (Fabricius, 1775) basing on specimen from
Čepkelių Nat. R., (southern part of Lithuania).
Later this species as rare for Lithuania has been
noted by S. Pileckis and Vidm. Monsevičius
(1995). Re-examination of the specimen showed
that it was misidentified instead of Actenicerus
sjaelandicus (Müller, 1764). This was untypical
exemplar of A. sjaelandicus with blue metallic hue
on the surface of pronotum and elytra. In
consequence, Ctenicera cuprea should be
excluded from Lithuanian fauna.
Anostirus castaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chorotype: Palearctic
Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.2, 15 05 1981 (1, R.F.),
Dubravos miškas f.1,17 05 1996 (20, in the
pheromone trap for Ips typographus, P.Z.); Sak.:
Tervydoniai env., 17 05 1998 (1, R.F.); Kais.:
Strėvinikų miškas f., 18 05 2006 (2, R.F.); Prien.:
Gojus f., 16 04 2009 (1, R.F.); Siau.: Slydžiai env.,
20 08 1995 (1, caught in flight, V.T.); Akm.: Kamanų
Nat.R., 04 05 1996 (1, V.M.), [TIZM]; Kaun.t.:
„Ąžuolynas“ park, 01 06 1989 (1, Al.M.); Kais.:
Pravieniškių miškas f., 05 05 2008 (1, Al.M.)
[Al.M.]; Kup.: Drūlėnai env., 04 11 1990 (2, R. P.);
Zar.: Kalviškių Geo.R., 01 07 2004 (1, P.I.), [EI].
This species has been noted as very rare for
Lithuania by S. Pileckis and Vidm. Monsevičius
(1995) basing on the report of F. Lentz (1879) and
probably on specimen from Jonava district
collected by S. Pileckis. The numerous later
records scattered in various publications (Tamutis
& Zolubas 2001, Ferenca et al. 2006, 2007,
Šablevičius 2003, 2004, Inokaitis 2009) and new
records in this article (Fig. 9) show that this
species is not very rare in Lithuania.
Paraphotistus impressus (Fabricius, 1792)
Chorotype: European
Mol.: Urkio Telm. R., 19 06 1964 (1, E.G.); Kaun.:
Dubravos miškas f.2, 11 09 1968 (1, E.G.), 16 07
1973 (1, E.G.), Meištinės miškas f., 19 05 1985 (1,
R.F.), Liudvipolio miškas f., 04 05 1986 (1, R.F.);
Var.: Ratnyčios miškas f., 07 06 1995 (2, pine forest,
in the pitfall trap, V.T.), Čepkelių Nat. R., 15 05
1999 (1, D.D.); Cur.Sp.: Grobšto Nat. R., 24 05
2006 (1, R.F.); Sak.: Juškinės miškas f., 05 07 2007
(1, R.F.); Jurb.: Liepgirių miškas f., 18 05 1980 (1,
B.J.), Kalnėmiškas f., 15 06 1955 (2, pine forest,
in the pitfall trap, V.T.); Akm.: Kamanų Nat. R., 30
06 1997 (1, V.M.), 15 08 1997 (1, V.M.), [TIZM];
Kup.: Drūlėnai env., 01 06 1991 (1, R.P.); Anyk.:
Šimonių miškas f., 16 06 2000 (1, R.P.); Pan.:
Vosniūnų miškas f., 16 06 2000 (1, R.P.), [EI].
This boreomontan species is viewed as rare in
Lithuania (Pileckis 1970, Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995) and has been known only from few finding
places in Curonian Spit (Pileckis 1963, Bercio &
Folwaczny 1979, Žiogas & Zolubas 2005),
Ignalina district (Strazdienė 1988) and Čepkelių
Nat. R. (Monsevičius 1997) (Fig. 10).
Paraphotistus nigricornis (Panzer, 1799)
Chorotype: Holarctic
Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.2, 16 07 1973 (1, E.G.),
[TIZM].
This species is rare and little known in Lithuania.
There were only few finding facts in Lithuania
(Bercio & Folwaczny 1979, Strazdienė 1988,
Monsevičius 1997, Ferenca 2006) (Fig. 11).
Calambus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Kais.: Gojaus miškas f., 30 08 1981 (1, Al.M.);
Kaun.: Jesios Land. R., 19 05 2007 (1, Al.M.),
[Al.M], 30 05 2006 (1, R.F.), 14 05 2008 (1, R.F.),
[TIZM].
This species is very rare in Lithuania (Pileckis &
Monsevičius 1995) as well as in other European
countries (Baševskis 2005, Danish Red Data book
1997, Dietze 2004, Irurzun & Sįnchez-Ruiz 2005).
There a re only few records in Kaunas
surroundings (Heyden 1903, Ivinskis et al.1998;
Ferenca et al. 2002, Ferenca 2004) (Fig. 12). The
short note (without detailed data of findings)
about distribution of this species in Jiesios
landscape reserve has been given in the article
“Vabzdžiai ir moliuskai Kauno ir Kaišiadorių
rajonų saugomose teritorijose“ Vaivilaičius (ed.)
(2008).
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Fig. 7. Distribution of Hypnoidus riparius in
Lithuania
Fig. 8. Distribution of Ctenicera pectinicornis in
Lithuania
Fig. 9. Distribution of Anostirus castaneus in
Lithuania
Fig. 10. Distribution of Paraphotistus impressus
in Lithuania
Fi g. 11. Distribution of Parap hothi st us
nigricornis in Lithuania
Fig. 12. Distribution of Calambus bipustulatus
in Lithuania
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Fig. 13. Distribution of Procraerus tibialis in
Lithuania
Fig. 14. Distribution of Ampedus sanguinolentus
in Lithuania
Fig. 15. Distribution of Ampedus nigroflavus in
Lithuania
Fig. 16. Distribution of Ampedus elongatulus in
Lithuania
Fig. 17. Distribution of Ampedus elegantulus in
Lithuania
Fig. 18. Distribution of Ampedus preustus in
Lithuania
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Procraerus tibialis (Lacordaire, 1835)
Chorotype: Europeo-Mediterranean
Kaun.: Kamšos Bot.-Zoo. R., 12 05 1998 (1,
deciduous forest, V.T.), [TIZM]; Kaun.t.: „Vytauto
parkas“ park, 11 05 2008 (1, Al.M.), 31 05 2009 (1,
on the oak trunk, Al.M.), [Al.M].
There are known only one locality of this species
in Kaunas environs from Lithuania. For the first
time it has been noted by A. Palionis in 06 07
1923 (Ferenca 2006) (Fig. 13). The finding of A.
Meržijevskis in 11 05 2008 and 31 05 2009
confirmed that the population of this species still
exist. Another new finding place is situated about
8 km to the west. This species is rare in Baltic
countr ies (Da nish Red Dat a book 1997,
Gärdenfors 2000, Dietze 2004, Barševskis 2005),
equally very rare and insufficient known in
Lithuania.
Ampedus sanguinolentus (Schrank, 1776)
Chorotype: Palearctic
Ut.: Utena env., 24 06 1966 (1, E.G.); Var.: Puvočiai
env., 03 07 1978 (1, G.Š.), Čepkelių Nat. R., 25 06
1985 (1, R.F.), Zervynos env., 16 06 1977 (1, V.M.);
Maz.: Meižiai env., 21 07 1980 (1, V.M.), Santeklių
miškas f., 25 06 1998 (1, V.M.); Akm.: Kamanų
Nat. R., 02 05 1984 (1, V.M.), Užpelkių Bot.-Zoo.
R., 05 05 1999 (1, V.M.); Kaun.: Braziūkai env., 24
05 2009 (1, V.T.), Jiesios Land. R., 08 05 1981 (2,
R.F.), Meištinės miškas f., 13 05 1984 (1, R.F.),
Dubravos miškas f.2, 09 07 1984 (1, R.F.), 08 06
1992 (1, R.F.); Kais.: Pravieniškmiškas f., 09 05
1986 (1, R.F.); Sil.: Ventės Ragas env. 01 06 1988
(1, R.F.); Siaul.: Tyrulių Bot.-Zoo. R., 15 07 1998
(1, R.F.); Mar.: Jūrės miškas f., 25 05 2000 (1, R.F.);
Cur.Sp.: Juodkrantė env., 05 07 2004 (1, R.F.);
Ukm.: Taujėnų miškas f., 22 06 2004 (1, G.Š.),
[TIZM]; Rok.: Puluikiai env., 02 05 1971 (1, A.M.),
[VU]; Kup.: Drūlėnai env., 01 06 1991 (1, R.P.);
Jurb.: Kalviai env., 10 05 2001 (1, P.I.); Kaun.:
Ringos Ent. R., 08 07 2004 (1, P.I.), [EI].
This rather frequent species in Europe was
viewed as rare in Lithuani a (Pilecki s &
Monsevičius 1995) and it was noticed only in
few localities before (Ogijewicz 1939, Pileckis
1963, Monsevičius 1997, Šablevičius 2000,
Ferenca 2006) (Fig. 14). In our opinion this species
is widely however sporadically distributed
throughout Lithuania.
Ampedus nigroflavus (Goeze, 1777)
Chorotype: Europeo-Mediterranean
Kais.: Pravieniškės env., 02 05 1989 (1, Al.M.),
[Al.M.]; Siaul.: Slydžiai env. 26 04 1997 (1, in
rotten willow stump, V.T.), 17 08 1997 (2, V.T.), 16
05 1998 (2, in rotten mapple stump, V.T., [TIZM].
This saproxylic species was viewed as very rare
in Lithuania (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995), only
few findings have been known before (Pileckis
& Monsevičius 1995, Ferenca 2003, Inokaitis
2009) (Fig. 15). The status of protected species is
given for it in some European countries (Danish
Red Data book 1997, Gärdenfors 2000). In
Lithuania this species is insufficient known.
Ampedus elongatulus (Fabricius, 1787)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Kais.: Kruonis env., 26 04 1975 (1, Al.M). [Al.M.].
This saproxylic species was viewed as very rare
in Lithuania (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995), only
one finding has been known before (Gurjeva
1979, Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995) (Fig. 16). A.
elongatulus as extinct or probably extinct species
is included to Estonian Red Data Book (1998), in
Lithuania the species is insufficient known.
Ampedus elegantulus (Schönherr 1817)
Chorotype: Europeo-Mediterranean
Kaun.: Jiesios Land. R., 18 04 2007 (1, A. P),
[TIZM].
Recently found click beetles species in Lithuania
(Ferenca 2004, Inokaitis 2009) (Fig. 17). This
species is very rare and not enough known in
Lithuania and also very rare in Germany (Hennig
& Reiāmann 2005), Denmark (Danish Red Data
book 1997), Sweden (Gärdenfors 2000), Latvia
(Barševskis, 2005).
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Ampedus praeustus (Fabricius, 1792)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Kaun.: Raudondvaris env. 20 06 1973 (1, E.G.);
Var.: Marcinkonys env., 12 06 1977 (1, V. M.); Sak.:
Juškinė giria f., 30 04 2000 (1, R.F.); Prie.: Prienai
env., 23 06 1984 (1, R.F.); Taur.: Viešvilės Nat. R.2,
15 05 2007 (1, R.F.), Viešvilės Nat. R.2, 09 05 2008
(3, V. T., [TIZM]; Kup.: Strančių miškas f., 09 04
1991 (1, R.P.), Mirabelio miškas f., 16 01 1998 (1,
R.P.), Girelė f., Pamarnakiai env., 26 02 1997 (1,
R.P.); Svenc.: Purviniškių Telm.R., 01 06 2007 (1,
P.I.) 22 06 2007 (5, P.I.); Alyt.: Punios šilas f., 25 07
2008 (1, vine trap, P.I.), [EI]; Mar.: Kazlų Rūda
env., 08 05 1989 (1, Al.M.), [Al.M].
This furtive saproxylic species was viewed as
very rare in Lithuania (Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995), only few findings have been known before
(Ogijewicz 1939, Strazdienė 1988, Pileckis &
Monsevičius 1995) (Fig. 18). This species is
protected in some Baltic countries (Danish Red
Data book 1997, Dietze 2004) and not enough
known in Lithuania.
Ampedus tristis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Jurb.: Liepgirių miškas f., 14 06 1989 (3, B.J.); Sak.:
Juškinės miškas f., 27 06 1997 (1, R.F.); Taur.:
Viešvilės Nat. R.2, 18 08 2006 (1, R.F.), [TIZM];
Anyk.: Šimonių miškas f., 29 03 1998, (1, R.P.);
Pan.: Vosniūnų miškas f., 16 06 2000 (1, R.P.), [EI].
This boreomontan species is associated with
decaying spruce woods (Gurjeva 1979) and in
Lithuania is rare (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995).
The information about only one finding fact has
been published before (Ferenca et al. 2002)
(Fig.19). The notification of S. Pileckis and Vidm.
Monsevius (1995) that thi s species is
distributed in north-western part of Lithuania is
probably based on un published collection
material of B. Jakaitis. This species is rare and
insufficient known in Lithuania.
Ampedus erythrogonus (O.F.Müller, 1821)
Chorotype: Europeo-Mediterranean
Jurb.: Liepgirių miškas f., 15 07 1977 (1, B.J.), 26
07 1977 (1, B.J.), 02 08 1977 (2, B.J.), 13 09 1977 (1,
pheromone traps for Ips typographus L., B.J.), 22
05 1979 (1. B.J.); Mar.: Kazlų Rūda env., 07 06
1967 (1, E.G.); Sak.: Juškinės miškas f., 04 06 2000
(1, R.F.), 01 04 2001 (1, R.F.), Tervydoniai env., 09
10 1988 (1, R.F.); Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.2, 08
06 1992 (1, R.F.), 28 03 2007 (1, R.F.), Salc.:
Rūdininkų giria f. 15 04 2004 (1, R.F.); Taur.:
Viešvilės Nat. R.3, 04 07 2001 (1, V.U.), [TIZM];
Mar.: Kazlų Rūda env., 01 06 1996 (1, Al.M.),
[Al.M]; Kup.: Slavinčiškio miškas f., 18 04 1991
(1, R.P.), Žemaitėliai env., 02 03 1997 (1, R.P.), [EI].
This saproxylic species is associated with
decaying deciduous woods (Gurjeva 1979) and
in Lithuania is very rare (Pileckis & Monsevičius
1995). Only few findings of this species have been
known before (Ogijewicz 1939, Tamutis &
Zolubas 2001, Šablevičius 2004, Ferenca 2004)
(Fig. 20). The notification made by S. Pileckis and
Vidm. Monsevičius (1995) that this species is
distributed in northwestern part of Lithuania
probably is based on unpublished collection
material of. B. Jakaitis. This species is protected
in some Baltic countries (Danish Red Data book
1997, Dietze 2004), in Lithuania – rare and
insufficient known.
Ampedus nigrinus (Herbst, 1784)
Chorotype: Holarctic
Akm.: KamaNat.R. 10 10 1984 (1, V.M.), 18 07
1991 (1, V.M.), 01 08 1991 (1, V.M.); Var.: Čepkel
Nat. R., 20 08 1981 (1, V.M.); Birz.: Spalviškiai env.,
31 05 1976 (1, V.M.); Jurb.: Liepgirių miškas f., 15-
23 05 1979 (6, B.J.); Sak.: Juškinės miškas f., 02 05
2004 (3, R.F.), 13 05 2006 (1, R.F.); Mar.: Jūrės
miškas f., 29 04 1998 (1, R.F.); Kaun.: Dubravos
miškas f.2, 03 06 1990 (1, R.F.), Kleboniškio miškas
f., 17 04 1984 (1, anonimous), Dubravos miškas
f.4, 17 05 1997 (1, V.T.), [TIZM]; Kup.: Drūlėnai
env., 27 04 1995 (1, R.P.); Anyk.: Šimonių miškas
f., 13 07 2000 (1, R.P.); Salc.: Purviniškių Telm.R.,
01 06 2007 (1, P.I.); Pan.: Žalioji giria f., — 06 2000
(1, H.O.), [EI]; Kaun.: Dubravos miškas f.3, 14 06
2006 (1, Al.M.) [Al.M].
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Fig. 19. Distribution of Ampedus tristis in
Lithuania
Fig. 20. Distribution of Ampedus erythrogonus
in Lithuania
Fig. 21. Distribution of Ampedus nigrinus in
Lithuania
Fig. 22. Distribution of Cardiophorus asellus in
Lithuania
Fig. 23. Distribution of Dicronychus cinereus in
Lithuania
Fig. 24. Distribution of Dicronychus equiseti in
Lithuania
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This species is associated with decaying spruce
woods (Gurjeva 1979) and in Lithuania is very
rare (Pileckis & Monsevičius 1995). Only few
findings of this species have been known before
(Pileckis & Monsevičius 1982, Tamutis &
Zolubas 2001, Ferenca 2004) (Fig. 21). This
species is rare in Denmark (Danish Red Data book
1997) and likewise rare and insufficient known in
Lithuania.
Cardiophorus asellus Erichson, 1840
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Pal.: Palanga airport env., 30 05 2001 (1, R.F.),
[TIZM]; Anyk.: Šimonių miškas f., 28 04 1999 (1,
R.P.), [EI].
Recently found species in Lithuania, has been
known only in two localities before (Tamutis 2003,
Inokaitis 2009) (Fig. 22). This psamophilous
species is rare in Denmark (Danish Red Data book
1997) and likewise rare and not enough known in
Lithuania.
Dicronychus cinereus (Herbst, 1784)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Kais.: Kruonis env., 1973 (1, Al.M.), [Al.M.];
Kup.: Uldukiai env., 24 04 1999 (1, R.P.); Anyk.:
Šimon miškas f., 09 05 1998 (1, R.P.), [EI].
This species is rare in Lithuania (Pileckis &
Monsevičius 1995), only few older than 70 years
records have been documented in Lithuania
before (Ogijewicz 1939, Ferenca 2006) (Fig. 23).
Dicronychus equiseti (Herbst, 1784)
Chorotype: Sibero-European
Prien.: Birštonas, 21 07 1969 (2, E.G.); Kaun.:
Dubravos miškas f.2, 09 05 1981 (4, R.F.), 24 04
2003 (1, R.F.), Jiesios Land. R., 22 04 1984 (12,
R.F.); 01 05 1986 (1, R.F.); Var.: Čepkelių Nat. R.,
16 05 1984 (1, R.F.); Mar.: Juodeliai env., 29 05
2002 (1, R.F.), Jūrės miškas f., 25 05 2000 (1, R.F.);
Kret.: Manciškė env., 09 05 2001 (2, R.F.); Alyt.:
Vidzgirio Bot.-Zoo.R., 15 05 1998 (2, R.F.), [TIZM];
Klaip.: Nemirseta env., 08 06 2004 (1, P.I.); Kais.:
Kruonis env., 28 04 2001 (1, Al.M.), [Al.M.].
This species is very rare in Lithuania (Pileckis &
Monsevičius 1995), only one older than 80 years
record has been documented in Lithuania before
(Ferenca 2006) (Fig. 24). The notification made
by S. Pileckis and Vidm. Monsevičius (1995) that
in Lithuania this species is distributed in the Baltic
Sea coast region is unconfirmed till now.
Paracardiophorus musculus (Erichson, 1840)
Cur.Sp.:Juodkrantė env., 11 07 2000 (1, R.F.), 16
07 2000 (1, R.F.), 06 07 2004 (1, R.F.), [TIZM].
Only one finding fact of this species has been
known in Lithuania before (Pileckis 1963). The
new findings of P. muculus show that the species
is still populating in the Juodkrantė environs
(Curonian Spit). This place lies at the north border
of the main distribution area.
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