The Variegated Mud-Loving Beetles of Europe (second part) (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae)


Abstract. Data on the biology and ethology of adults and larvae of the variegated mud-loving beetles, their parasites (Ascomycetes, Protozoa, Nematoda, Acari, Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea), collecting methods, preparation and conservation are provided. For the first time the presence of Botryandromyces heteroceri (Maire) was discovered on Augyles flavidus (Rossi, 1794), from Italy, and on Heterocerus obsoletus Curtis, 1828, from Germany.

Riassunto. Eteroceridi d’Europa (seconda parte) (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). Vengono forniti dati sulla biologia ed etologia di adulti e larve, sui loro parassiti (Ascomycetes, Protozoa, Nematoda, Acari, Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea), sui metodi di raccolta, preparazione e conservazione. Viene segnalata, per la prima volta, la presenza di Botryandromyces heteroceri (Maire) su Augyles flavidus (Rossi, 1794) in Italia e su Heterocerus obsoletus Curtis, 1828 in Germania.