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Abstract

Studies on longhorn beetles (Coleoptera Cerambycidae) of the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve and Bosco del Sasseto Natural Monument (Lazio, central Italy).

Abstract

This paper discusses the results of faunal and zoogeographical surveys on the longhorn beetles of the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve and Natural Monument "Bosco del Sasseto" (central Italy, Lazio, Viterbo province). In this area 75 species of longhorn beetles have been recorded, a figure that accounts for 27% of the Italian fauna and for 46% of that of the Lazio region. Among them, Rhagium (s.str.) inquisitor inquisitor, Anastrangalia dubia dubia, Monochamus galloprovincialis and Exocentrus lusitanus are new findings for Lazio. Several species, which are rare or strongly localized in Italy or only in the Apennine, have been recorded in the study area, such as Agapanthia (s.str.) maculicornis davidi, Asemum tenuicorne, E. lusitanus, Isotomus barbarae, Necydalis ulmi, Pseudosphegesthes cinerea, Saperda octopunctata and Stenhomalus (Obriopsis) bicolor. All available records, chorotype, and distribution in Italy are provided for each species, along with a brief discussion, when relevant. New Italian regional records are provided for: Rhagium (Megarhagium) sycophanta (Toscana and Campania), Cortodera humeralis humeralis, Rhamnusium bicolor (s.l.) (Umbria), Xylotrechus antilope antilope, Agapanthia (s. str.) maculicornis davidi, (Abruzzo).