Hybrids between Blaps gibba (distributed in Southern Europe) and B. mucronata (widely distributed in Europe and imported to North America) from some small Italian islands are described. This is the first ascertained case of natural hybridization in tenebrionid beetles, Taxonomic and phylogenetic implications are discussed.

Discovery of natural hybridization in tenebrionid beetles (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae)

Fattorini S.
2002-01-01

Abstract

Hybrids between Blaps gibba (distributed in Southern Europe) and B. mucronata (widely distributed in Europe and imported to North America) from some small Italian islands are described. This is the first ascertained case of natural hybridization in tenebrionid beetles, Taxonomic and phylogenetic implications are discussed.
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