Nesotes azoricus (Crotch, 1867)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helops azoricus Crotch, 1867 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Extinct (Terzopoulou et al., 2015:SM)

Last record: 1867 (Borges et al., 2017); 1930 (Terzopoulou et al., 2015:SM)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



São Miguel Island, Azores


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Crotch, G. R. (1867). On the coleoptera of the Azores. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London 1867(2): 359-391.


Other references:

Borges PAV, Costa A, Cunha R, Gabriel R, Gonçalves V, Martins AF, Melo I, Parente M, Raposeiro P, Rodrigues P, Santos RS, Silva L, Vieira P, Vieira V (2010) A list of the terrestrial and marine biota from the Azores. Princípia, Cascais, 432 pp.

Borges, P.A.V. & Lamelas-López, L. 2017. Nesotes azoricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T97213262A99166749. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

Borges, Paulo Alexandre Vieira, Lamelas-López, Lucas, Amorim, Isabel R., Danielczak, Anja, Nunes, Rui, Serrano, Artur R. M., Boieiro, Mário, Rego, Carla, Hochkirch, Axel and Vieira, Virgílio. (2017). Conservation status of the forest beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Azores, Portugal. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e14557.

Terzopoulou, Sofia, Rigal, François, Whittaker, Robert J., Borges, Paulo A. V. and Triantis, Kostas A. (2015). Drivers of extinction: the case of Azorean beetles. Biol. Lett. 11: 20150273. [Supplementary Material]


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