Platymetopus Dejean, 1829,

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: 230

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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

Platymetopus Dejean, 1829
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Genus Platymetopus Dejean, 1829 

Platymetopus flavilabris ( Fabricius, 1798) 

Listed by Schauberger (1933) as occurring in Hong Kong (variant corrosus  ), but not listed by Kataev et al. (2003). Specimens agree with the type descriptions of P. corrosus Bates 1873 a  and P. punctulicollis Bates 1889  , both junior synonyms of this species. Determination confirmed by Liang Hong Bin (pers. comm.) and D.W. Wrase (pers. comm.). Material: ♀ W.T.L., 19.iii. 15; sight record W.T.L., 31.iii.09; sight record W.T.L., 1.iv.09; Sight record 1 ex W.T.L., 16.iv. 14; Sight record W.T.L., 28.iv. 15; Sight record W.T.L., 30.iv. 15; Sight record W.T.L., 2.v. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 1.v. 11; 1 ex. W.T.L., 2.v.06; 1 ex. W.T.L., 6.v.06; Sight record W.T.L., 6.vi. 15; 1 ex. W.T.L., 12.v. 15; sight record W.T.L., 13.v. 15; sight record W.T.L., 14.v. 15; Sight record W.T.L., 18.v. 15 on vertical surface; 1 ex. W.T.L., 20.v. 12; Sight record W.T.L., 24.v. 15; Sight record W.T.L., 31.v. 15; Sight record W.T.L., 2.vi. 15; sight record W.T.L., 14.vi. 15; sight record W.T.L., 24.vi. 15; Sight record W.T., 15.vii. 14 under cover on vertical wall of house; 1 ex. W.T.L., 6.viii.06; 1 ex. W.T.L., 17.viii.06; 1 ex. W.T.L., 20.viii. 13; Sight record W.T.L., 27.ix. 15; Sight record W.T.L., 2.x. 14; Sight record W.T.L., 24.x. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., 25.x. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., October 2011. Biology: Imago found March to October. Can be attracted to light, it is fully winged and capable of flight. This species seems to have a preference for vertical surfaces.

Platymetopus quadrimaculatus Dejean, 1829 

New record for Hong Kong. This is the first record of this distinctive species that was confirmed by D.W. Wrase from photo (pers. comm.). Material: 1 ex. W.T.L., 29.vi.08; 1 ex. W.T.L., 25.viii. 13; 1 ex. W.T.L., 2.ix. 10; sight record 1 ex. W.T.L., 9.ix. 13. Biology: Imago found June to September. Can be attracted to light, it is fully winged and capable of flight.

Platymetopus tritus Bates, 1889 

Listed by Schauberger (1933), Hua (2002), and Kataev et al. (2003) as occurring in Hong Kong. It maybe that this species is a junior synonym of P. flavilabris ( Fabricius, 1798)  , from which it seems to differ in being smaller in size.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Platymetopus Dejean, 1829

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

P. punctulicollis

Bates 1889
1889
Loc

Platymetopus tritus

Bates 1889
1889
Loc

P. corrosus

Bates 1873
1873
Loc

Platymetopus quadrimaculatus

Dejean 1829
1829
Loc

Platymetopus flavilabris (

Fabricius 1798
1798
Loc

P. flavilabris (

Fabricius 1798
1798