An overview and new findings on the coleopteron-Fauna of Malesia E Madhe Region
Ariana Striniqi Laçej, Kastriot Misja
Malesia e Madhe Region is an area characterized by very high geo-diversity and entomo-fauna consitutes one of the most significant compotents. Of the variety of insects, Coleopteras and especially Carabidae and Scarabidae Family, constitute the richest species in diversity and one of most important links in the food chains from the ecologic viewpoint. This study is based on the material collected in the spring and autumn of 2011 through 2014. There have been determined 56 species integrated in 51 genders of Carabidae and Scarabidae Family. On account of this study, a database has been elaborated. All necessary information on the Coleopterons of Carabidae and Scarabidae families of Malesia e Madhe Region is available in this program. The Scarabidae Family is presented by 40 types included in 24 genera The Carabidae Family is presented by 16 types included in 11 genera. In this study are given the data on 13 new types of the Coleopteron-fauna of Malesia e Madhe Region. Seven of them belong to Carabidae Family and the rest to Scarabidae Family. Of the coleopterons we determined, there are types (12 types) which are in the list of rare endangered species and are included in the Red Book of the Albanian Fauna. Of them, worth of mentioning are Calosoma Sycophanta, Carabus Coriaceus, Osmoderma Eremita. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the recognition of the Malësia e Madhe Coleopterofauna and especially Carabidophauna and Scarabidophauna of this area.