ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXI, Issue 1
Written by Laurențiu NICULESCU, Ion MITREA

The territory that we have been studying (since 2016) is situated in the Valcea County, in Gatejesti-Bunesti forest, part of the basin of Govora river. Referring to the geo-morphological aspect, the research area is part of the Subcarpathian area of Oltenia. The conspectus of the coleoptera in the Bunesti-Gatejesti Forest has been elaborated on the basis of personal researches undertaken since 2016, as well as the little bibliographical information regarding this field. The field researches were made from March till November, on scheduled itineraries. The research area is a forest edified by: Quercus patreae, Fagus sylvatica and Carpinus betulus. Following research in the forest habitats of the Govora river basin, we have identified for species of the Coleoptera (Cerambycidae and Lucanidae), belonging to 5 genera and 3 subfamilies. In this forest we realise 20 transects of de 100 m and we identified 160 specimens. Lucanus cervus species is most common. The Cerambycidae family it is represented by two subfamilies - Cerambycinae and Lamiinae. From the Cerambycinae subfamily was identified two species: Cerambyx cerdo (Linnaeus, 1758) and Rosalia alpina (Linnaeus, 1758) and from Lamiinae subfamily was identified one species - Morimus funereus (Mulsant, 1863). From the Lucanidae family, Lucaninae subfamily was identified two species: Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Dorcus parallelipipedus (Linnaeus, 1758). Installing species of the Coleoptera in this area on certain tree species is determined by their trophic preferences. Among the species identified, a particular interest is represented by the species: Cerambyx cerdo (Linnaeus, 1758), Rosalia alpina (Linnaeus, 1758), Morimus funereus Mulsant 1863 and Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758), which are protected species contained in Annex II of the Habitats Directive. We consider the study and knowledge of the entomofauna of this territory, whose boidiversity is going through important changes due to the anthropo-zoogenic factors, to be of great importance nowadays.

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