Check List 15(6): 1077-1081, doi: 10.15560/15.6.1077
New distributional record of Anthrenus dorsatus Mulsant & Rey, 1868 (Coleoptera, Dermestidae), Thessaloniki, Greece
expand article infoGraham J. Holloway, Dimitrios E. Bakaloudis§
‡ University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom§ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Anthrenus dorsatus Mulsant & Rey, 1868 has been recorded from North Africa, Malta, and Iberia. During a recent visit to Thessaloniki, Greece, several Anthrenus species were collected, including A. dorsatus. The previously known distribution of A. dorsatus suggested that this species was restricted to the western Mediterranean basin, possibly with a coastal bias. This record extends the known range of A. dorsatus farther east and providing more evidence of range expansion in the pimpinellae species group across Europe, possibly driven by global climate change.

Aedeagus, antenna, Anthrenus pimpinellae, bursa copula, climate change, sternite IX