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Published: 2017-03-06

Synonymic notes on Trechini from Argentina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae)

CREA Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria – Unità di Ricerca per le Produzioni Legnose Fuori Foresta, Strada Frassineto 35, I-15033 Casale Monferrato, Italy.
Settore Fitosanitario Regionale, Environment Park, Palazzina A2, Via Livorno 60, I-10144 Torino, Italy.
Coleoptera Carabidae Trechinae


Nine new Trechisibus species from South America (Peru and Patagonian Argentina) were recently described (Allegro & Giachino 2016). Five of them were based on material labelled “Argentina, Neuquen, Pen. Quetrihué” offered to the authors for study by its collector (Riccardo Sciaky). Shortly after publication, Martin Donabauer kindly communicated that a mistake probably had occurred, as they are five well known European Trechus species from Koralpe (Austria) living in low subalpine forests at 1200–1700 m a.s.l. As a subsequent control allowed us to ascertain that the collector had stayed in Koralpe collecting some material, a mistake evidently occurred in labelling, misleading a correct taxonomic interpretation of these species by the authors.



  1. Allegro, G. & Giachino, P.M. (2016) Nine new Trechisibus species from Peru and Argentina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae). Zootaxa, 4193 (1), 131–171.