Myriochila,

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: 212

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

Myriochila
status

 

Subgenus Myriochila 

Myriochila (Myriochila) specularis specularis ( Chaudoir, 1865) 

Chaudoir (1865), Schilder (1911), Horn (1930), Mandl (1981) and Wiesner (1992) list this species for Hong Kong. Chevrolat described Myriochila speculifera (Chevrolat)  a junior synonym of this species from the environs of Macao, while Cassola (1991), Schilder (1911), Hua (2002), Puchkov & Matalin (2003), Sawada & Wiesner (2004) and Shook & Wiesner (2006) list M. speculifera  for Hong Kong. John Bowring wrote in a letter dated 2 nd June 1851 "Among my most recent captures are my Cicindela speculifera  , now out, and of which I took fifteen specimens yesterday, also a few of the three other species of which I sent specimens to the British Museum last year." (Anon 1851). Chen et al. (2002) list Cicindela specularis Chaudoir.  Material: Ƌ. Hong Kong, Lantau, Shap Long, 14.v.07 Shap Long, Lantau; 1 ex. and Ƌ. Hong Kong, Lantau, Shap Long 14.v.07; 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lantau, Pui O, 20.v.06 (Several hundred seen); 1 ex. Hong Kong, Lantau, Pui O, 25.v.07 Pui O; Sight record Hong Kong, Lantau, Pui O, 27.v.06; 1 ex. 6.vi. 15 Hong Kong, Lantau, Pui O, on muddy edge of Buffalo wallah, up to 20 others seen at same wallah, when the Water Buffalo went in the water, it caused a wave which killed at least 2 of this species. Biology: Imago found May to June. It can be found in high densities (up to about 60 per m 2 have been counted by the author) around muddy pools of fresh or saline water. Fully winged and readily fies.

Myriochila (Myriochile) sinica ( Fleutiaux, 1889) 

Fleutiaux 1889 described this species from Saigon (now Ho Chi Min City) Vietnam. Dover & Ribeiro (1923), Horn (1930), Wiesner (1992), Hua (2002), Puchkov & Matalin (2003), Sawada & Wiesner (2004), Shook & Wiesner (2006) and Wiesner (2013 b) list this species for Hong Kong.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Myriochila

Aston, Paul 2016
2016
Loc

Myriochila (Myriochile) sinica (

Fleutiaux 1889
1889
Loc

Myriochila (Myriochila) specularis specularis (

Chaudoir 1865
1865