The longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

Abstract :

In the current study, I presented the most comprehensive list of Cerambycidae for the Eastern Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine which consists 147 species belonging to 6 subfamilies, 29 tribes and 79 genera. These constitute 51.7% of all species currently known in Ukraine. In addition, I provided the main findings on the horizontal and the vertical distribution of Cerambycidae diversity patterns (e.g. climatic, taxonomic, biogeographic and trophic groups) under the elevation environmental gradient. The horizontal diversity patterns of Cerambycidae asymmetrically hifted eastward of the Main Carpathian Watershed Range. The sharp boundary between deciduous and coniferous vegetation belts caused big "biodiversity hiatus" in the west inner zone of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. The vertical diversity patterns demonstrate decreasing of species richness due to ingreasing of elevation. I also demonstrated changes in the taxonomic, biogeographic and trophic groups composition along the altitudinal environmental gradient

Keyword :

Cerambycidae, Coleoptera, Eastern Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine

Author(s) : Zamoroka, A. M.
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Published Issue : 2018 Vol. 13 Number 2

2018 Vol. 13 Number 2