Planetes W. S. MacLeay, 1825,

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: 242

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Planetes W. S. MacLeay, 1825


Subgenus Planetes W. S. MacLeay, 1825 

Planetes (Planetes) muiri Andrewes, 1924 

New record for Hong Kong. This specimen agrees well with Andrewes & Scott (1925) original description of this species, and differs considerably from the original description of the more widely distributed species Planetes puncticeps Andrewes 1919  ( Andrewes, 1919 b). This species was described from Macao and is only known from the three type specimens. It was not listed by Baehr (2003 a). Material: 1 ex. W.T.L., 17.vii. 15, after extremely heavy rainfall. Biology: Imago found July. It is attracted to light and is fully winged.