PROTECTED SAPROXYLIC COLEOPTERA IN "THE FORESTS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CÃ‚NDEŞTI PIEDMONT", A ROMANIAN NATURA 2000 PROTECTED AREA
The observations conducted between May and October 2014 in the protected areaÂ "The Forests in the Southern part of Cândeşti Piedmont" clearly show three species ofÂ protected saproxylic beetles: Lucanus cervus, Cerambyx cerdo and Morimus asperÂ funereus. The Quercus forests, which are dominant in that area, ensure optimal livingÂ conditions for the species L. cervus and M. asper funereus, which are common species inÂ this site. Several aspects are presented that concern the period of activity of theÂ individuals, sex ratio, the presence of predators and the distribution map of the species.Â The species C. cerdo was only found on Quercus sp, and the small number of theÂ individuals counted in the area show that the species does not benefit from favourableÂ development conditions. A number of pressures identified make the rational managementÂ of this protected area to be extremely important.
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