Peliocypas 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

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

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Peliocypas Schmidt-Gobel, 1846
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Genus Peliocypas Schmidt-Gobel, 1846 

Peliocypas cordicollis ( Bates, 1889) 

New record for Hong Kong. Identification determined by Dr. Martin Baehr from specimens. Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Om Shan, 6.iv. 13; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Om Shan, 16.iv. 13; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lam Tseun valley, 13.v. 12; 2 exx. Hong Kong, Tai Om Shan, 17.v. 13; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Om Shan, 18.v. 13; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan, 9.vii. 11, in grass circa 800 m altitude; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan, 29.vii. 12; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lam Tsuen valley, 8.viii. 12, in wet ditch. Biology: Imago found April to August in grasslands. Appears at higher altitudes up to 800 m in mid to late summer, it would be very interesting to ascertain whether this was a new generation or a result of altitudinal movement.

There is another species of Peliocypas  , that differs from the previous in being slightly larger, having pubescence on pronotum and elytra; elytral striae blackish brown, distinctly punctate with the intervals very glossy. Using Kirschenhofer (1986 b) and Jedlièka (1963) it keys out to Peliocypas luridus ( Schmidt-Göbel, 1846)  , though it is unlikely to be this species as nowhere in the description do they mention the distinctive dark stria. Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Om Shan, 6.iv. 13; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Wu Kau Tang, 12.iv. 14; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lam Tsuen valley, 21.iv. 12; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Tai Om Shan, 27.iv. 13; 2 exx. Hong Kong, Lam Tseun valley, 29.iv. 12; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lam Tsuen valley, 5.v. 12; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Wu Kau Tang, 29.v. 12. Biology: Imago found April to May. Grasslands in lower altitudes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Peliocypas Schmidt-Gobel, 1846

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Peliocypas cordicollis (

Bates 1889
1889
Loc

Peliocypas luridus ( Schmidt-Göbel, 1846 )

Schmidt-Gobel 1846
1846