PRELIMINARY RESEARCH ABOUT OF THE COLEOPTERA (CERAMBYCIDAE AND LUCANIDAE) FOUND IN THE SANATORIU FOREST OF THE GOVORA RIVER BASIN

Authors

  • Laurenţiu Niculescu
  • Ion Mitrea

Abstract

The territory that we have been studying is situated in the Sanatoriu Forest of the basin of the Govora river basin, Valcea County. Referring to the geo-morphological aspect, this area is part of the Subcarpathian area of Oltenia (Getics Subcarpathians of Valcea). This area  represent a real scientific interest,  being an area not studied until now.  Following research in  the forest habitats of the Govora river basin, we have identified five species of the Coleoptera  (Cerambycidae and Lucanidae), belonging to 6 genera and 4 subfamilies. The Cerambycidae family it is represented by two subfamilies – Cerambycinae, Lepturinae and Prioninae. From the Cerambycinae subfamily was identified for species: Cerambyx cerdo (Linnaeus 1758), Morimus funereus Mulsant 1862, from Lepturinae subfamily, one species Rhagium (Megarhagium) sycophanta (Schrank, 1781) and from the Prioninae subfamily, one species Prionus coriarius (Linnaeus, 1758). From  the  Lucanidae family, Lucaninae  subfamily was identified two species: Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Dorcus parallelipipedus (Linnaeus, 1758). Installing species of the Coleoptera in this area on certain tree species is determined by their trophic preferences. The distribution of the species was observed in habitats edified by the following species: Quercus petraea, Q. dalechampii, Q. cerris, Carpinus betulus, Fagus sylvatica. During the observations in the entire this area of the Sanatoriu Forest, 139 individuals were identified, both males and females, dead and alive and numerous fragmentes and exoskeleton. In the research area of this forest the most common species are: Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Cerambyx cerdo (Linnaeus 1758).

Published

2017-12-14