Hikosanoagonum Habu, 1954,

Aston, Paul, 2016, Catalogue and Bibliography of the Hong Kong Carabidae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera: Adephaga), with notes on the historic boundaries of Hong Kong as related to zoological collections, Zootaxa 4121 (3), pp. 201-257: 233-234

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Hikosanoagonum Habu, 1954


Genus Hikosanoagonum Habu, 1954 

There possibly are two species of this genus inhabiting Hong Kong which differ in size, coloration and other characters. These records represent the first citation of the genus for Hong Kong.

Hikosanoagonum  sp. 1

Body size 9 mm long. Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lantau, Tung Chung valley, 15.iv. 14 circa 300 m altitude; ♀ Hong Kong, Lantau, Tung Chung valley, 25.v. 14; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lantau, Sunset Peak 6.vi. 10, circa 500 m altitude. Biology: Imago found April to June. Maybe confined to Lantau Island.

Hikosanoagonum  sp. 2

This species is 10.5 mm long, with the green laterally on the elytra, the disk yellow brown. Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan, 29.vii. 12, circa 800 m altitude, netted. Biology: Imago found July. Maybe a mountain species.