Orthogonius MacLeay, 1825,

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: 232

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FF87A8-5E2F-5370-57B4-FC07FB92979F

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scientific name

Orthogonius MacLeay, 1825
status

 

Genus Orthogonius MacLeay, 1825 

Orthogonius alternans Wiedemann 1823 

Hill (1982) and Hua (2002) list this species as occurring in Hong Kong but not by Bousquet (2003 d).

Orthogonius xanthomerus Redtenbacher, 1867 

This species was described from specimens collected by Ritter von Frauenfeld in Hong Kong. It was also collected by both Champion and Bowring prior to 1855. This is likely to be the species Bowring mentions in a 1855 letter to Adam White (Anon 1855). "the other day I got my first specimen of the only beetle in poor Champion's collection, which I did not possess when he left China, an Orthogonius  ; I don't know whether it has been described." Gemminger & Harold (1868), Chaudoir (1871 b), Andrewes (1924) and Bousquet (2003 d) also list this species for Hong Kong.

Orthogonius  sp.

A number of specimens were quite different from O. xanthomerus  . According to Mingyi Tian (pers. comm.) their genital structures are somewhat intermediate between several species from China and southeast Asia. Material: 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lantau, Pui O, 18.iv. 14, under stone in wooded area; 1 ex. Hong Kong Lanau, Tung Fuk, 22.iv. 10, flew into bus (Leg. Elme Aston); 1 ex. Hong Kong, Ng Tung Chai, 4.v. 10; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Pak Sha O, 24.v. 15 – 07.vi. 15, Malaise Trap (Leg. C.Barthelemy). Biology: Imago found April to May. Is fully winged and capable of flight.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Orthogonius MacLeay, 1825

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Orthogonius xanthomerus

Redtenbacher 1867
1867
Loc

Orthogonius alternans

Wiedemann 1823
1823