Check List 11(5): e19377, doi: 10.15560/11.5.1778
First survey of darkling beetles (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) of Talassemtane National Park, Western Rif, Morocco
expand article infoYousra Benyahia, Fabien Soldati§, Latifa Rohi, Lionel Valladares|, Noureddin Maatouf, Olivier Courtin|, Salwa El Antry, Hervé Brustel|
‡ Hassan II University, Morocco§ Office National de Forêts, France| Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Purpan, France¶ Centre de Recherche Forestière, Morocco
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To contribute to the knowledge of beetles (Coleoptera) of the mountainous region of Morocco, Talassemtane National Park (Western Rif, Chefchaouen district, Morocco) was surveyed. This is an exceptional protected area of the Mediterranean Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve (RIBM). The inventory was made using different traps combined with active searching periodically during 2013 and 2014. Among numerous species belonging to various families, the darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) represent one of the major groups, in terms of diversity and heritage value. Thirty five species were identified, two species are new records to Morocco, and two other species, which were hitherto only known by the type specimens, have been rediscovered.
Morocco; Rif; Talassemtane National Park; Coleoptera; Tenebrionidae