Rode lijst van de saproxyle bladsprietkevers (Lucanidae, Cetoniidae en Dynastidae) in Vlaanderen

Arno Thomaes, Alain Drumont, Luc Crevecoeur, Dirk Maes

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    In this report, the red list status of the saproxyle scarab beetles for Flanders is assessed. We evaluate 19 species belonging to the stag beetles (Lucanidae: 6), rhinoceros beetles (Dynastidae: 1) and flower chafers (Cetoniidae: 12). Five species of these or currently in the category least concern, one near threatened, five endangered, two critically endangered and two regionally extinct. Four other species are only found in Wallonia or we are uncertain whether the species is present in Belgium. Within the list of threatened species, there is a comparable share between heat-loving species of half open habitat and shade tolerant species of closed forest and between flower visiting and non-flower visiting species. The most important Flemish hotspots are Voeren and the Sonian forest. The protection needs to focus on the protection and restoration of the habitat. Concerning the protection of dead wood in forest, a lot is already realized but the protection of old and hollow trees outside forests strongly limps behind. On the basis of this red list, six species can be added to the list of protected species in Flanders, namely Platycerus caraboides, Sinodendron cylindricum, Protaetia marmorata, Gnorimus nobilis, G. variabilis and Trichius fasciatus. Cetonia aurata can be deleted from the list of protected species.
    Original languageDutch
    PublisherInstituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
    Number of pages43
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameRapporten van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek

    Thematic list

    • Red lists
    • Insects

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B320-zoogeography

    Taxonomic list

    • stag beetles (Lucanidae)
    • dung beetles and chafers (Scaraboidea)
    • flower chafers(Cetoniidae)


    • species directed nature management

    Geographic list

    • Flanders

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