A list of coleoptera recorded in Mixed Forest habitat in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya
Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, located just south of Gede in Kilifi County, Kenya, has been studied by biologists for over 100 years yet there is still much that is unknown regarding the biodiversity of this globally important forest. This list represents 39 coleopteran species recorded within the boundaries of the Mixed Forest habitat near the Gede Forest Station both inside and outside of the electric elephant fence. Specimens were collected in April and May, 2009 using pitfall and malaise traps. They were identified to the most specific taxon rank possible at the National Museums of Kenya. Of particular note are Crepidogaster hubenthali (Carabidae) and Cryptochile elegans (Tenebrionidae) which are considered endemic to the Kenyan coastal forests.