Physodera Eschscholtz, 1829,

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: 239

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Physodera Eschscholtz, 1829


Genus Physodera Eschscholtz, 1829 

Physodera eschscholtzii Parry, 1849 

New record for Hong Kong. Identification was made by Dr. Martin Baehr, by checking type material. Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Pok Fulam, 17.iv.09 (Leg. Yiu Vor); 1 ex. Hong Kong, Mui Tze Lung, 7.v.08 (Leg.Yiui Vor). Biology: Imago found April to May.

Physodera parvicollis Van de Poll, 1889 

This species was described from Hong Kong specimens, and is listed by Jedlièka (1963), Hua (2002), Kabak (2003) and Shi et al. (2013). The only distinguishing feature between this species and P. eschscholtzii Parry 1849  , is the size of the pronotum, smaller and narrower in P. parvicollis  . As the only recent specimens of this genus collected in Hong Kong match well the type specimens of P. eschscholtzii  , a comparison of type material is needed to ascertain whether both species names refer to the same taxon.