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Rödlistade och sällsynta vedskalbaggar i Strömsrum, Småland. [Red-listed and rare wood-living beetles at Strömsrum, Småland]

  • Sven Nilsson
Publishing year: 2008
Language: Swedish
Pages: 149-163
Publication/Series: Entomologisk tidskrift
Volume: 129
Issue: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Sveriges Entomologiska Förening

Abstract english

Strömsrum in SE Sweden is one of the most important areas for threatened insects in northern Europe. This is a review of the red-listed and formerly red-listed species of wood-living beetles collected at Strömsrum with notes of their habitats. In an area of a few hundred hectares over 1000 old hollow oaks and almost as many hollow trees of other deciduous trees occur. From the current red list (Gärdenfors 2005) 95 wood-living beetle species have been found in 1970-2005 and 22 species earlier. Furthermore, 49 species red-listed until recently have also been collected at Strömsrum. However, I expect that more threatened beetles will be found in the area in the future, since e.g. two “new” threatened beetles were found in 2005. Old, hollow living and dead oaks are the most important habitat features for the threatened insects, but other old living and dead deciduous trees are also very important.


  • Ecology


  • ISSN: 0013-886X
Sven G. Nilsson
E-mail: sven [dot] nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus




Research group

Biodiversity and Conservation Science