Abroscelis Hope, 1838,

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: 207-208

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Abroscelis Hope, 1838
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Genus Abroscelis Hope, 1838 

Abroscelis anchoralis anchoralis ( Chevrolat, 1845) 

Chevrolat described this species from the environs of Macao. Chaudoir (1865), Redtenbacher (1867), Schilder (1911), Horn (1930), Cheng and Hill (1980), Lee & Winney (1981), Hill, Hore & Thornton (1982), Wiesner (1992), Chen et al. 2002, Hua (2002), Puchkov & Matalin (2003) and Shook & Wiesner (2006) list this species as occurring in Hong Kong. Material: 2 exx. Hong Kong, Dong Ping Chau, 9.vi.08 (1 ex. JWPC); Sight record, Hong Kong, Lantau, Tai Long Wan, 30.vii. 98. Biology: Imago found June to July. It can still be locally common on pristine beaches in the summer months. Amazingly it can be seen at midday, with cloudless skies, running on the extremely hot sand. Fully winged and readily flies, sometimes to a distance of over 10 metres to escape danger.

Abroscelis psammodroma psammodroma ( Chevrolat, 1845) 

Another species Chevrolat described from the environs of Macao. Listed as occurring in Hong Kong by Chaudoir (1865), Schilder (1911), Horn (1930), Wiesner (1992), Hua (2002), Puchkov & Matalin (2003) and Shook & Wiesner (2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Abroscelis Hope, 1838

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Abroscelis anchoralis anchoralis (

Chevrolat 1845
1845
Loc

Abroscelis psammodroma psammodroma (

Chevrolat 1845
1845