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The tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae) of Israel and adjacent lands.

Matalin AV, Chikatunov VI - Zookeys (2016)

Bottom Line: In the combined regions seven genera from two tribes were found.The likely origins of the tiger beetle fauna of this area are presented.An annotated list and illustrated identification key of the Cicindelinae of Israel and adjacent lands are provided.

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Affiliation: Education-Scientific Centre Ecology & Biodiversity, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow 129164, Russia; Department of Biology, Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, Moscow 117997, Russia.

ABSTRACT
Based on field studies, museums collections and literature sources, the current knowledge of the tiger beetle fauna of Israel and adjacent lands is presented. In Israel eight species occur, one of them with two subspecies, while in the Sinai Peninsula nine species of tiger beetles are now known. In the combined regions seven genera from two tribes were found. The Rift Valley with six cicindelids species is the most specious region of Israel. Cylindera contorta valdenbergi and Cicindela javeti azari have localized distributions and should be considered regional endemics. A similarity analysis of the tiger beetles faunas of different regions of Israel and the Sinai Peninsula reveal two clusters of species. The first includes the Great Rift Valley and most parts of the Sinai Peninsula, and the second incorporates most regions of Israel together with Central Sinai Foothills. Five distinct adult phenological groups of tiger beetles can be distinguished in these two clusters: active all-year (three species), spring-fall (five species), summer (two species), spring-summer (one species) and spring (one species). The likely origins of the tiger beetle fauna of this area are presented. An annotated list and illustrated identification key of the Cicindelinae of Israel and adjacent lands are provided.

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Left elytron of males, dorsal view: 46Calomeraaulicaaulica47Calomeralittoralisaulicoides48Calomeralittoraliswinkleri; 49Calomeralittoralisnemoralis50Cephalotatibialistibialis51Cephalotalittorealittorea52Cephalotazarudnianavartianorum53Cephalotadeserticoladeserticola54Cicindelaherbaceaherbacea55Cicindelajavetiazari56Habroderaniloticanilotica57Lophyraflexuosaflexuosa58Hypaethasingularis59Cylinderacontortavaldenbergi60Myriochilamelancholicamelancholica61Grammognathaeuphraticaeuphratica. Scale bars: 1 mm.
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Figure 14: Left elytron of males, dorsal view: 46Calomeraaulicaaulica47Calomeralittoralisaulicoides48Calomeralittoraliswinkleri; 49Calomeralittoralisnemoralis50Cephalotatibialistibialis51Cephalotalittorealittorea52Cephalotazarudnianavartianorum53Cephalotadeserticoladeserticola54Cicindelaherbaceaherbacea55Cicindelajavetiazari56Habroderaniloticanilotica57Lophyraflexuosaflexuosa58Hypaethasingularis59Cylinderacontortavaldenbergi60Myriochilamelancholicamelancholica61Grammognathaeuphraticaeuphratica. Scale bars: 1 mm.

Mentions: Until recently both these species were recorded from Syria, Lebanon and Israel by several authors as Cicindelaherbacea Klug (Valdenberg 1983; Nussbaum 1987; Wiesner 1992; Puchkov and Matalin 2003; Chikatunov et al. 2006; Franzen 2007; Ptashkovsky 2009). However, according to recent data Cicindelaherbacea does not occur in Israel (Deuve 2011, 2012). The nominative subspecies occurs in Lebanon and Syria; Cicindelaherbaceaaleppensis Deuve, 2012 is recorded from north-western Syria, while Cicindelaherbaceaperreaui Deuve, 1987 and Cicindelaherbaceacolasi Deuve, 2011 are found in Turkey Tunceli and Adana Provinces, respectively. On the basis of the shape of pronotum (Figs 38vs 39), white elytral pattern (Figs 54vs 55), size of aedeagus and shape of it apex (Figs 93vs 97), as well as shape of internal sack (Figs 94–96vs 98–100) we consider all studied specimens from Israel to be Cicindelajavetiazari Deuve, 2011 (type locality – Lebanon, Jezzine). It should be noted that the taxonomy of intraspecific forms within the ‘campestris’-group is complex, and additional studies are necessary.


The tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae) of Israel and adjacent lands.

Matalin AV, Chikatunov VI - Zookeys (2016)

Left elytron of males, dorsal view: 46Calomeraaulicaaulica47Calomeralittoralisaulicoides48Calomeralittoraliswinkleri; 49Calomeralittoralisnemoralis50Cephalotatibialistibialis51Cephalotalittorealittorea52Cephalotazarudnianavartianorum53Cephalotadeserticoladeserticola54Cicindelaherbaceaherbacea55Cicindelajavetiazari56Habroderaniloticanilotica57Lophyraflexuosaflexuosa58Hypaethasingularis59Cylinderacontortavaldenbergi60Myriochilamelancholicamelancholica61Grammognathaeuphraticaeuphratica. Scale bars: 1 mm.
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Figure 14: Left elytron of males, dorsal view: 46Calomeraaulicaaulica47Calomeralittoralisaulicoides48Calomeralittoraliswinkleri; 49Calomeralittoralisnemoralis50Cephalotatibialistibialis51Cephalotalittorealittorea52Cephalotazarudnianavartianorum53Cephalotadeserticoladeserticola54Cicindelaherbaceaherbacea55Cicindelajavetiazari56Habroderaniloticanilotica57Lophyraflexuosaflexuosa58Hypaethasingularis59Cylinderacontortavaldenbergi60Myriochilamelancholicamelancholica61Grammognathaeuphraticaeuphratica. Scale bars: 1 mm.
Mentions: Until recently both these species were recorded from Syria, Lebanon and Israel by several authors as Cicindelaherbacea Klug (Valdenberg 1983; Nussbaum 1987; Wiesner 1992; Puchkov and Matalin 2003; Chikatunov et al. 2006; Franzen 2007; Ptashkovsky 2009). However, according to recent data Cicindelaherbacea does not occur in Israel (Deuve 2011, 2012). The nominative subspecies occurs in Lebanon and Syria; Cicindelaherbaceaaleppensis Deuve, 2012 is recorded from north-western Syria, while Cicindelaherbaceaperreaui Deuve, 1987 and Cicindelaherbaceacolasi Deuve, 2011 are found in Turkey Tunceli and Adana Provinces, respectively. On the basis of the shape of pronotum (Figs 38vs 39), white elytral pattern (Figs 54vs 55), size of aedeagus and shape of it apex (Figs 93vs 97), as well as shape of internal sack (Figs 94–96vs 98–100) we consider all studied specimens from Israel to be Cicindelajavetiazari Deuve, 2011 (type locality – Lebanon, Jezzine). It should be noted that the taxonomy of intraspecific forms within the ‘campestris’-group is complex, and additional studies are necessary.

Bottom Line: In the combined regions seven genera from two tribes were found.The likely origins of the tiger beetle fauna of this area are presented.An annotated list and illustrated identification key of the Cicindelinae of Israel and adjacent lands are provided.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Education-Scientific Centre Ecology & Biodiversity, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow 129164, Russia; Department of Biology, Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov, Moscow 117997, Russia.

ABSTRACT
Based on field studies, museums collections and literature sources, the current knowledge of the tiger beetle fauna of Israel and adjacent lands is presented. In Israel eight species occur, one of them with two subspecies, while in the Sinai Peninsula nine species of tiger beetles are now known. In the combined regions seven genera from two tribes were found. The Rift Valley with six cicindelids species is the most specious region of Israel. Cylindera contorta valdenbergi and Cicindela javeti azari have localized distributions and should be considered regional endemics. A similarity analysis of the tiger beetles faunas of different regions of Israel and the Sinai Peninsula reveal two clusters of species. The first includes the Great Rift Valley and most parts of the Sinai Peninsula, and the second incorporates most regions of Israel together with Central Sinai Foothills. Five distinct adult phenological groups of tiger beetles can be distinguished in these two clusters: active all-year (three species), spring-fall (five species), summer (two species), spring-summer (one species) and spring (one species). The likely origins of the tiger beetle fauna of this area are presented. An annotated list and illustrated identification key of the Cicindelinae of Israel and adjacent lands are provided.

No MeSH data available.