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Duvalius landii, a new species of beetle in the “Montagna di Torricchio” LTER site

3 February 2023

The Riserva Naturale Montagna di Torricchio is a protected area in the Central Apennines, Italy. During a recent survey of the reserve's insect biodiversity, directed by Dr. Federico Landi, a new species of beetle was found.

As reported by Magrini (2021), Duvalius landii is a medium to large species of beetle that lacks eyes and pigmentation. It belongs to the straneoi group, cirocchii subgroup (sensu Magrini 2017).


Magrini P., 2017 - Revisione dei Duvalius Delarouzée, 1859 dei Gruppi bensae e straneoi (sensu Magrini 1997-1998), con descrizione di un nuovo taxon (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechinae) - Giorn. it. Ent., Cremona, 14 (62): 595-626.

Magrini P., 2021 - Una nuova specie di Duvalius Delarouzée, 1859 delle Marche (COLEOPTERA, CARABIDAE, TRECHINAE). Estratto dagli Annali del Museo Civico Naturale “G. Doria” Vol. 114 - 28 2021.

Duvalius landii n. sp. (holotypus ♂): habitus, CM. Taken from Magrini (2021)