Contributions to Zoology, 77 (4) - 2008Marco A. Bologna; Andrea Di Giulio: Revision of the genus Trichomeloe Reitter, with the description of new species and fi rst instarlarvae (Coleoptera: Meloidae)

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We thank all colleagues who collaborated in the field work: P. Audisio, M. Biondi, P. Bombi, E. Calvario, A. Casale, P. De Salvo, P. Giachino, C. Manicastri, C. Marangoni, B. Osella, P. Scaramozzino, A. Vigna Taglianti and M. Zapparoli. We are also grateful to the following entomologists for the loan of specimens or for the permission to examine their collections, listed in the Material and methods paragraph: M.E. Bacchus (previously at London), C. Besuchet (previously at Geneva), F. Cassola (Rome), M. Daccordi (Turin, previously at Verona), P. Giachino (Turin), C. Girard (Paris), M.A. Jäch (Vienna), Z. Kaszab (Budapest), S. Krejcik Unicov, Czech Republic), C. Leonardi (Milan), A. Liberto (Rome), J. Lückmann (Bensheim), O. Merkl (Budapest), B. Osella (L’Aquila, previously at Verona), T. Pavlicek (Haifa), J. Pinto (Waldport, Oregon; previously at Riverside), R. Poggi (Geneva), E. Ratti (Venice), J.-C. Ringenbach (Pau, France); J. Scheuern (Munich), A. Vigna Taglianti (Rome) and P. Weill (Pau, France).

Received: 27 August 2008

Accepted: 16 November 2008

Published online: 22 December 2008