Tachyura,

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

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

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

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scientific name

Tachyura
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Subgenus Tachyura 

Tachyura (Tachyura) ceylanica ( Nietner, 1858) 

Andrewes (1919 a) lists a junior synonym of this species Tachys flavicula Motschulsky, 1859  as occurring in Hong Kong. This is the smallest species of this genus in Hong Kong. Andrewes (1925 & 1935), Saha et al. (1992) and Kopecky (2003) list this wide ranging species for Hong Kong. Specimens determined from Andrewes (1925). Material: 1 ex. W.T.L., 23.iv. 12; 1 ex. W.T.L., 22.viii. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., 18.ix. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., 28.ix. 14; 1 ex. W.T., September 2011; 1 ex. W.T.L., 4.x. 11; 1 ex. W.T.L., 25.x. 14; 3 exx. W.T.L., October 2010; 1 ex. W.T.L., 9.xi. 14; 1 ex. W.T., 30.xi. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., November 2011. Biology: Imago found April to November. Attracted to light.

Tachyura (Tachyura) gongyla ( Andrewes, 1925) 

Andrewes (1925) described this species from Hong Kong specimens collected by Dr. M Cameron and J.J. Walker. Kirschenhofer (1986 a) listed this species for Hong Kong from 2 specimens collected 29 th February 1928 by Eigin Suenson; also listed for Hong Kong by Jedlièka (1965 b), Hua (2002) and Kopecky (2003). Specimens determined from Andrewes (1925). Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Ng Tung Chai, 19.i. 13 in wet moss; 1 ex. W.T.L., 8.iv. 14; 1 ex. W.T., 13.iv. 13; 1 ex. W.T.L., 15.iv.07; 1 ex. W.T., April 2011; 1 ex. W.T.L., 12.v. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 25.v. 15; 2 exx. W.T.L., 17.vii. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 20.viii. 13; 2 exx. W.T.L., 21.ix. 11; 1 ex. W.T.L., 1.x. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., 22.x. 14; 1 ex. 27.xii. 12 Hong Kong, Wu Kau Tang. Biology: Imago probably throughout the year. Can be attracted to light.

Tachyura (Tachyura) fuscula ( Schaum, 1860) 

This tiny species is much darker and slightly larger than T. ceylanica ( Nietner, 1858)  . Schaum described this species from a specimen collected by Bowring in Hong Kong. It is also listed by Gemminger & Harold (1868), Putzeys (1875), Andrewes (1925), Jedlièka (1965 b), Hua (2002) and Kopecky (2003) as occurring in Hong Kong. Specimens determined from Andrewes (1925). Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lantau, Pui O, 12.iv. 15, in mud at edge of Buffalo Wallah. Biology: Imago found April in mud.

Many beetles possibly belonging to this subgenus could not be identified to species, but probably represents at least four species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Loc

Tachyura

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Tachyura (Tachyura) gongyla (

Andrewes 1925
1925
Loc

Tachyura (Tachyura) fuscula (

Schaum 1860
1860
Loc

Tachys flavicula

Motschulsky 1859
1859
Loc

Tachyura (Tachyura) ceylanica (

Nietner 1858
1858
Loc

T. ceylanica (

Nietner 1858
1858