Three new localities for Gnorimus nobilis in northern Belgium (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae)

Arno Thomaes, Alain Drumont, Senne Eylenbosch, Hugo Raemdonck, David Muls, Camille Dekuijper, Loïc Dahan

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    Abstract

    Gnorimus nobilis (Linnaeus, 1758) was considered a common species all over Belgium in the beginning of the previous century. However, between 1970 and 2015 in northern Belgium, it was restricted to a single known population, in and near the Sonian forest, near Brussels. In this article we report three new localities for this species discovered in 2015 and 2016, i.e. Osbroek (Aalst), an orchard in Huizingen (Beersel) and the botanical garden Jean Massart (Auderghem). Finally, we discuss whether these observations are likely evidence of local populations and what could be the origin of these populations.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie = Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'entomologie
    Volume152
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)122-127
    Number of pages6
    ISSN1374-8297
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Thematic list

    • Insects
    • Species protection plan

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B320-zoogeography

    Taxonomic list

    • flower chafers(Cetoniidae)

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