Bulletin de la SNL - Bibliographie 1891-2012
|title:||A remarkable assemblage of rife beetles (Coleoptera: Dryopoidea: Elmi-dae) in the Aisne river, northern France, with records of Potamophilus acuminatus (Fabricius, 1972) and Limnius muelleri (Erichson, 1847)|
|abstract:||In 2009 a remarkable assemblage of rife beetles (Elmidae) was discovered in the Aisne, a small river in France’s Champagne-Ardenne region. Amongst a batch of rare species, Potamophilus acuminatus was found for the first time in northeastern France, and the even rarer Limnius muelleri, believed to be extinct in most parts of its range, was rediscovered. It is shown that the Aisne harbours an exceptional potamophilous elmid fauna and that this richness is best explained by a combination of good water quality and high structural diversity. Te importance of this river for the conservation of potamophilous insect communities is stressed.|
Keywords. Aquatic Coleoptera, Elmidae, faunistics, Aisne river, France, rivers.
Detailed indexes for the period 1891-1990 are available in the "Livre du Centenaire" (Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois n°91 of 1990). ISSN 0304-9620.