Macrocheilus Hope, 1838

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 : 243

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6077516

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FF87A8-5E1A-5345-57B4-FD57FC7E96AD

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scientific name

Macrocheilus Hope, 1838
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Genus Macrocheilus Hope, 1838

Macrocheilus asteriscus (White, 1844)

White (1844) originally described this species under the name Helluo (Acanthogenius) asteriscus from specimens collected by John Bowring in Hong Kong. Redtenbacher (1867) also described a junior synonym of this species Planetes crucifer from Hong Kong specimens, which was listed as occurring in Hong Kong by Gemminger & Harold (1868), Chaudoir (1872 a); Andrewes (1924) pointed out the synonymy. Westwood (1853) quoted a letter from John Charles Bowring in Hong Kong about this species " Helluo (Acanthogenius) astericus found under large stones on a clay soil". Also listed for Hong Kong by Andrewes (1919 a & 1920 a), Bates (1892), Jedlièka (1963), Hua (2002), Hùrka (2003) and Häckel & Farka (2013).

Macrocheilus bensoni Hope, 1838

Andrewes (1920 a & 1924) and Saha & Biswas (1985) noted Macrocheilus trimaculatus Olivier, 1790 (a junior synonym of this species) from Hong Kong. This species was listed for Hong Kong by Bates (1892), Andrewes (1919 a), Hua (2002), Hùrka (2003), Yu & Tang (2002), Zhao & Tian (2010) and Häckel & Farka (2013). Another species Macrocheilus chaudoiri Andrewes 1919 , which Andrewes (1919 a) described from India, was listed as occurring in Macao by Andrewes & Scott (1924) and by Zhao & Tian (2010), but was not listed, even as a synonym, by Hùrka (2003). Material: 1 ex. W.T.L., 30.v.06 ;; 1 ex. W.T., 5.ii.08, under rock on hill top in ants nest; 1 ex. W.T 27.xi. 11, under stone on hill top in ants nest;; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Wu Kau Tang, 23.xi. 12. Biology: Imago found February, May and November. Appears to be myrmecophilous, since it is usually found with ants. Can be attracted to light, it is fully winged and capable of flight.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Macrocheilus Hope, 1838

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Macrocheilus chaudoiri

Andrewes 1919
1919
Loc

Macrocheilus bensoni

Hope 1838
1838
Loc

Macrocheilus trimaculatus

Olivier 1790
1790