Pogonus Dejean, 1821,

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: 219-220

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Pogonus Dejean, 1821


Genus Pogonus Dejean, 1821 

Pogonus  sp.

This may be the first record for this tribe in Hong Kong, though Bowring wrote in a letter dated 2 nd June 1851, that in the spring he had caught "one or two species like Pogonus  " (Anon, 1851) presumably from Hong Kong. The imago is quite similar to P. chalceus (Marsham 1802)  , but with paler legs, antennae and apical quarter of elytra. Material: Ƌ W.T.L., 6.vii. 15. Biology: Imago found July. Can be attracted to light. It seems to prefer vertical surfaces on which it was quite agile.