PROTECTED SAPROXYLIC COLEOPTERA IN "THE FORESTS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CÂNDEŞTI PIEDMONT", A ROMANIAN NATURA 2000 PROTECTED AREA

Authors

  • Daniela Barbuceanu University of Piteşti, Faculty of Sciences
  • Mariana Niculescu University of Craiova, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Violeta Boruz Botanical Garden, Craiova
  • Laurentiu Niculescu University of Craiova, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Cristian Stoleriu "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi, Faculty of Geografy and Geology
  • Adrian Ursu "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iaşi, Faculty of Geografy and Geology

Abstract

The observations conducted between May and October 2014 in the protected area "The Forests in the Southern part of Cândeşti Piedmont" clearly show three species of protected saproxylic beetles: Lucanus cervus, Cerambyx cerdo and Morimus asper funereus. The Quercus forests, which are dominant in that area, ensure optimal living conditions for the species L. cervus and M. asper funereus, which are common species in this site. Several aspects are presented that concern the period of activity of the individuals, sex ratio, the presence of predators and the distribution map of the species. The species C. cerdo was only found on Quercus sp, and the small number of the individuals counted in the area show that the species does not benefit from favourable development conditions. A number of pressures identified make the rational management of this protected area to be extremely important.

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2015-12-21

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Working Group 1: Plant Cultivation and Animal Growing Technologies