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Baltic Journal of Coleopterology
XVth Symposium of Polish Carabidologists
Tatra National Park 04-07.06.2017


Current issue: Volume 22, No. 1 (2022)

Association of Ovalisia rutilans (Fabricius, 1777) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with thermophilous habitats toward its range edge in northern Poland

Andrzej Oleksa, Robert Gawroński, Werner Ulrich

Oleksa A., Gawroński R., Ulrich W. 2009. Association of Ovalisia rutilans (Fabricius, 1777) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with thermophilous habitats toward its range edge in northern Poland. Baltic J. Coleopterol., 9 (1): 39 - 44.

The occurrence of Ovalisia rutilans, an endangered beetle developing in lime trees, was studied in a network of rural avenues in northern Poland. We examined 2052 small-leaved lime trees (Tilia cordata) planted along road verges. Among them, 32 trees (1.54%) were occupied by O. rutilans. The beetle preferred trees of worse health class.Trees planted along asphalted roads were more often occupied than those along roads of other surface. In turn, the distribution of O. rutilans was random with respect to trunk size. We conclude that the occurrence along asphalted roads might compensate for the colder climate in the northern part of its distribution range.

KeyWords : saproxylic beetle, rural avenues, Tilia cordata

Andrzej Oleksa. Institue of Experimental Biology, University of Kazimierz Wielki, Chodkiewicza 30, PL-85-064 Bydgoszcz, Poland, e-mail: olek@ukw.edu.pl
Robert Gawroński. Kasprowicza 8, PL-14-300 Morąg, Poland, e-mail: robgaw@poczta.fm
Werner Ulrich. Department of Animal Ecology, Nicholas Copernicus University, Gagarina 9, PL-87-100 Toruń, Poland, e-mail: ulrichw@uni.torun.pl

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