Horia fabriciana Betrem 1929 (Meloidae: Nemognathinae: Horiini), new record for Israel

Authors

  • Ariel-Leib-Leonid Friedman The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: laibale@tauex.tau.ac.il https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4389-6858

Keywords:

Biodiversity, alien species, invasive species, Meloidae, blister beetles, carpenter bee, Xylocopa, Israel

Abstract

A large and spectacular Afrotropical blister beetle Horia fabriciana Betrem, 1929, associated with the carpenter bee Xylocopa pubescens Spinola, 1838 (Hymenoptera: Apidae), is recorded here for the first time from Israel. This is the first record of the tribe Horiini and the genus Horia Fabricius, 1787 specifically from Israel, and the northernmost point of the distribution of these taxa.

To cite: Friedman, A.-L.-L. 2023. Horia fabriciana Betrem 1929 (Meloidae: Nemognathinae: Horiini), new record for Israel. Israel Journal of Entomology 52: 51–55.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10446113

Horia fabriciana

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2023-12-31

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