Dolichoctis Schmidt-Gobel, 1846,

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: 238-239

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4121.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:172021D4-55C8-483F-A6B2-F823C3022F90

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dolichoctis Schmidt-Gobel, 1846
status

 

Genus Dolichoctis Schmidt-Gobel, 1846 

Dolichoctis expansicollis Bates, 1892 

New record for Hong Kong and probably for China. This distinctive species was described from Myanmar. It was determined by Dr. Martin Baehr from specimen. Material: Sight record 3 exx. W.T.L., 11.iv. 14; Sight record 2 exx. W.T.L., 12.iv. 14; Sight record 1 ex. W.T.L., 13.iv. 14; Sight record 1 ex W.T.L., 16.iv. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., 20.iv. 13; 1 ex. W.T.L., 1.v. 11; 1 ex. W.T.L., 4.v. 13; 1 ex. W.T.L 24.v. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 24.vi. 10; 1 ex. W.T.L., 24.vi. 15; Sight record 2 exx. W.T.L., 27.vi. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., June 2011; ♀ W.T.L., 17.vii. 13. Biology: Imago found April to July. Can be attracted to light, it is fully winged and capable of flight.

Dolichoctis rotundata ( Schmidt-Göbel, 1846) 

This species has historically been treated as a junior synonym of Dolichoctis striata Schmidt-Göbel, 1846  , though its specific status has been reinstated (Martin Baehr pers. comm.). Identification was determined by Dr. Martin Baehr from specimens. Material: 1 ex. W.T., 11.iii.09 on tree; 1 ex. Hong kong, Mui Wo, Wo Tin, 15.iii.08, many under bark of Lychee tree; 1 ex. W.T., 14.vi.08 on railings; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Ng Tung Chai, 18.vi. 11; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau, 29.vi. 10 in tree; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Mui Wo, 23.xi. 10; 1 ex. Hong kong, Mui Wo, Silvermine waterfall, 14.xii.08; 1 ex. Hong kong, Mui Wo, Silvermine waterfall, 18.xii.08. Biology: Nocturnal and arboreal on the trunks of trees and similar structures. Does not seem to come readily to light as they seem to ignore light sources even when quite close.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Dolichoctis Schmidt-Gobel, 1846

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Dolichoctis expansicollis

Bates 1892
1892
Loc

Dolichoctis rotundata ( Schmidt-Göbel, 1846 )

Schmidt-Gobel 1846
1846
Loc

Dolichoctis striata Schmidt-Göbel, 1846

Schmidt-Gobel 1846
1846