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1 April 2009 Epigean Tenebrionids (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Choros Archipelago (Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Fermín M. Alfaro, Jaime Pizarro-Araya, Gustavo E. Flores
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Abstract

Using pitfall traps, we studied the taxonomic diversity of epigean tenebrionids in the Chores Archipelago, formed by the Choros, Damas and Gaviota Islands, which are part of the Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve. We identified fourteen species arranged in eight genera and six tribes, of which seven species were common to the archipelago. Five genera are reported for the first time as occurring in insular habitat islands: Psectrascelis Solier, Entomochilus Solier, Diastoleus Solier, Scotobius Germar, and Thinobatis Eschscholtz, Gyriosomus granulipennis Pizarro-Araya and Flores is recorded as endemic to the Choros Island.

Fermín M. Alfaro, Jaime Pizarro-Araya, and Gustavo E. Flores "Epigean Tenebrionids (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Choros Archipelago (Coquimbo Region, Chile)," Entomological News 120(2), 125-130, (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.120.0201
Received: 2 April 2008; Accepted: 1 May 2008; Published: 1 April 2009
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Chile
Chores Archipelago
coastal desert
coastal dunes
Coleoptera
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