Pseudognathaphanus Schauberger, 1932,

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: 228

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Pseudognathaphanus Schauberger, 1932
status

 

Genus Pseudognathaphanus Schauberger, 1932 

Pseudognathaphanus punctilabris ( MacLeay 1825) 

Bates (1886 & 1889) list Pseudognathaphanus dispellens ( Walker, 1859)  as occurring in Hong Kong. Kataev (2002) pointed out that P. dispellens  is confined to Sri Lanka and the very similar P. punctilabris  is the species with the larger distribution covering eastern Asia.

Specimens collected in Hong Kong were determined using Kataev’s (2002) key. Frontal impressions were present, a character typical of Pseudognathaphanus  , but these beetles were possibly distinct from P. punctilabris ( MacLeay 1825)  in the male genitalia, as described by Kataev (2002). Using Andrewes (1920 b) the specimens key to Pseudognathaphanus rufitactor ( Bates, 1892)  , but they seem to differ from both Andrewes (1920 b) and Bates (1892) in having antennomere 3 black; elytral stria very weakly punctate and being slightly larger in size. Material: ♀ W.T.L., 9.iv. 12; 1 ex. W.T.L., 28.x. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 4.xi. 12; 1 ex. W.T.L., 6.xi. 13; 1 ex. W.T.L. 12.xi. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 18.xi. 14; ♀ W.T.L., 23.xi. 14; 1 ex. W.T., November 2011;sight record W.T.L. 2.xii. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 7.xii. 11; sight record W.T.L., 8.xii. 13. Biology: Imago found April and December to December. Can be attracted to light, it is fully winged and capable of flight.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Pseudognathaphanus Schauberger, 1932

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Pseudognathaphanus rufitactor (

Bates 1892
1892
Loc

Pseudognathaphanus dispellens (

Walker 1859
1859
Loc

Pseudognathaphanus punctilabris (

MacLeay 1825
1825
Loc

P. punctilabris (

MacLeay 1825
1825