Brachichila Chaudoir, 1869,

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

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Brachichila Chaudoir, 1869


Genus Brachichila Chaudoir, 1869 

Brachichila hypocrita Chaudoir, 1869 

This species was described from two specimens collected in Hong Kong by Bowring ( Chaudoir, 1869 b). Also listed for Hong Kong by Bates (1892), Jedlièka (1963), Habu (1982 b), Kirschenhofer (1994, 1996 & 2010), Yu & Tang (2002), Park et al. (2006), Hua (2002) and Kabak (2003). Material: 1 ex. W.T., 17.iii.09, on tree trunk in daylight; ƋW.T.L. 4.v. 14; ♀ W.T.L 31.v. 15, actively running around hunting at light trap; 1 ex. W.T.L., 14; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Mui Wo, Wo Tin 1.x. 13 on Bamboo (these specimens show some variation, but key out to this species using Kirschenhofer, 1994). Biology: Imago found March to June and October. It seems to be diurnal on tree trunks or bamboo, though it is not common. Can be attracted to light, it is fully winged and capable of flight.