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1 September 2014 Tritoma subbasalis (Reitter) (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) in Poland
Piotr Węgrzynowicz, Adam Byk
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Abstract

Tritoma subbasalis (Reitter, 1896) is known in Poland from a few localities in the northern and southeastern regions. Nine new Polish localities are provided. Tritoma subbasalis as a saproxylic beetle can survive only in old forests rich in deadwood, growing in fertile, humid stands. It develops on fungi infesting both living trees and deadwood. Host fungi belong to the genera Daedaleopsis J. Schröt., Trametes Fr., Lenzites Fr., and Inonotus P. Karst. Tritoma subbasalis is an indicator of quasi-natural forests, and may facilitate the recognition of such forest complexes in Poland.

Piotr Węgrzynowicz and Adam Byk "Tritoma subbasalis (Reitter) (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) in Poland," The Coleopterists Bulletin 68(3), 619-623, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.068.0328
Received: 4 March 2014; Accepted: 23 June 2014; Published: 1 September 2014
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KEYWORDS
distribution
ecology
faunistic records
mycetophage
pleasing fungus beetle
quasi-natural forests
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