Abstract 50
Skalický, S., Chikatunov, V. and Pavlíček, T. 2002: New records of Heteroceridae (Coleoptera) from Israel. Zool. Middle East 27: 117-118.
Until recently, only one species (Heterocerus fenestratus Thunberg, 1884) of the variegated mud-loving beetles, family Heteroceridae, was known from Israel. We found two more species in the collection of the Natural History Museum, Tel-Aviv University. These were H. flexuosus Stephens, 1828 and Augyles skalickyi Mascagni, 1993. Interestingly enough, A. skalickyi was described and known only from Turkmenistan. Additional specimens of H. fenestratus Thunb. that were found in the collection, together with specimens deposited in the collection of the first author, give a better picture of the distribution of this species in Israel.