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In total 5,501 individuals of saproxylic beetles were found in this study, belonging to 239 species. Of the total number of species, 27 were on the Swedish red-list. 

  • About 2/3 of the saproxylic (wood-living) beetles found in oak (Quercus robur), were found in the other broad-leaved tree species ash (Fraxinus excelsior), norway maple (Acer platanoides and small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata).
  • About 1/3 of the beetles found in oak (Quercus robur), seem to be oak specialists.
  • All the four broad-leaved tree species had some monophagus (specific) species associated.
  • The species composition of beetles found in pitfall traps were more similar compared to window traps.

Special findings

Two of the red-listed species found in this study:
Elater ferrugineus (VU) was found in norway maple (Acer platanoides).
Osmoderma eremita (NT) was found in small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata).

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Last updated: 05/21/11