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

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Authors

  • Alain Drumont
  • Senne Eylenbosch
  • Hugo Raemdonck
  • David Muls
  • Camille Dekuijper
  • Loïc Dahan

External Organisations

  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen

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Translated title of the contributionDrie nieuwe locaties voor Gnorimus nobilis in Noord België (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae)
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

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.

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