Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Records of synanthropic species of alien beetles (Coleoptera) in the anthills of genus Formica.

Abstract

For the first time, two alien species of beetles, obligate synanthropes, namely, Attagenus smirnovi Zhantiev, 1973 (Dermestidae) and Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius, 1792) (Ptinidae), were revealed in anthills (genus Formica). These records widen the spectrum of biotopes inhabited by these species outside their native ranges and specify their adaptive abilities under the movement of invaders to the north.