Coleoptera of the Seychelles Islands (Faunistica) by Justin Gerlach

By Justin Gerlach

The Seychelles islands are biogeographically fascinating, with historic affinities to Africa and Asia, fresh colonising species from the Indo-Pacific and sleek introductions. until eventually lately quite little has been identified concerning the biodiversity of the islands. this is often replaced by way of the sequence of monographs at the Seychelles fauna, proposing the newest details on all of the terrestrial and freshwater animals of the islands. "The Coleoptera of the Seychelles islands" comprises all 860 species of beetle recorded from the islands, offering distribution files, descriptions of many species and tests in their conservation prestige.

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France 85 : 37-90. Baehr, M. 1996 The Ground Beetle Genus Casnoidea Castelnau: Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Zoogeography (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae: Odacanthidae). Invert. Taxon. 10: 1041-1084. Basilewsky, P. 1970 Les Coléoptères Carabidae de l’Ile d’Aldabra (Océan Indien). Bull. Ann. Soc. R. Ent. Belge 106: 211-222 Basilewsky, P. 1972 Note sur les Coléoptères Carabidae de l’Ile d’Agalega et note supplementaire sur seux de l’Ile d’Aldabra (Océan Indien). Bull. Ann. Soc. R. Ent. Belge 108: 147-148 Becker, P.

12) with fine punctures mixed laterally with moderately coarse ones. Elytra with fine punctures mixed on posterior half with moderately coarse but sparse ones. Dorsal striae 1-5 entire, rather coarsely punctate, relatively deep in anterior half, the 5th stria slightly arched at base. Sutural stria abbreviated basally. Inner subhumeral stria complete. Metasternum with two lateral striae, very finely punctulate laterally, with some coarser punctures near hind coxae. Legs paler as body, brownish red.

Kodada. 2000. Subgeneric classification, description of head structures, and world check list of Hydraena Kugelann (Insecta: Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 102B: 177-258. Knisch, A. 1924. Hydrophilidae. In: Schenkling, S. ): Coleopterorum Catalogus 79. Berlin: W. Junk, 306 pp. Kolbe, H. 1902. Koleopteren der Aldabra-Inseln. Abhand. Senckenb. naturf. Gesellsch. 26(4): 569-586. Kolbe, H. 1910. Die Coleopterenfauna der Seychellen. Nebst Betrachtungen über die Tiergeographie dieser Inselgruppe.

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