Discovery of a new inland population of Amara strenua Zimmerman, 1832 at Heverlee, central Belgium (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Michael Raimondi, Kevin Scheers, Elke Leys, Jeffrey Jacobs, Wouter Dekoninck, Merlijn Jocque

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A new inland population of the rare ground beetle Amara strenua Zimmerman, 1832 is reported for Belgium. This species was encountered during a survey using pitfall traps at Abdij van Park near Heverlee. This observation marks the first record in Flemish Brabant, as well as the most inland known population of A. strenua in Flanders. Details on the habitat and the phenology of the newly discovered population are provided. Furthermore, an overview of the known records and an updated distribution map are given and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie = Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'entomologie
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2022

Thematic List 2020

  • Other

Thematic list

  • Insects

Taxonomic list

  • insects (Insecta)
  • ground beetles (Carabidae)

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