Limoniscus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894 ), Lewis, 1894

Han, Taeman, Park, Haechul, Lee, Youngbo, Kim, Namjeong, Ôhira, Hitoo, Platia, Giuseppe & Lee, Seunghwan, 2012, Taxonomic Review of the Subtribe Athouina Candèze, 1859 (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Dendrometrinae, Dendrometrini) in Korea, Zootaxa 3591, pp. 47-66: 59

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.283181

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scientific name

Limoniscus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894 )
status

 

Limoniscus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894)  

Limonius rufipennis Lewis, 1894: 197   (Hitoyoshi, Japan)

Limoniscus rufipennis (Lewis)   : Ôhira, 1990: 108

Korean records

Gambrinus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894)   : Paik et al. 1993: 127 (fauna: Is. Jeju), misidentification of Corymbitodes   sp. Limoniscus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894)   : Cate, 2007: 165 (catalogue)

Specimens examined. Three specimens labeled as “ Gambrinus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894)   ”: 2 females, Mt. Halla, Eorimok, Jeju. 23. V. 1992. Kim [ FNMJ]; male, Songpanak, Jeju. 3. VI. 1992. S. S. Lee. But these are Corymbitodes   sp. No Korean specimens of L. rufipennis   were available for study.

Reference species. Limoniscus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894)   : male, Jojusha, Mt. Ishizushi, Ehime Pref. Shikoku, Japan. 5. V. 1998. M. Shiraishi leg; female, Ehime-ken, Japan, 23. V. 1999. M. Shiraishi; male, Mt. Honnita, Tokyo, Japan. 20. May. 1970. Leg. N. Minagana, DNA 2512. All reference specimens were identified by Dr. H. Ôhira.

Remarks. Limoniscus rufipennis   is a Japanese endemic species occurring from Honshu to Kyushu. The Korean specimen labeled “ Gambrinus rufipennis   ” reported by Paik et al (1993), were examined to us in 2009. However, this was a misidentification of a Corymbitodes   sp. as recorded by Kishii and Paik (2002). We have not been able to examine a verified specimen of L. rufipennis   from Korea. Therefore, we propose exclusion of this species from the Korean fauna.

Distribution. Japan (endemic)

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Elateridae

Genus

Limoniscus

Loc

Limoniscus rufipennis ( Lewis, 1894 )

Han, Taeman, Park, Haechul, Lee, Youngbo, Kim, Namjeong, Ôhira, Hitoo, Platia, Giuseppe & Lee, Seunghwan 2012
2012
Loc

Gambrinus rufipennis (

Cate 2007: 165
Paik 1993: 127
1993
Loc

Limonius rufipennis

Lewis 1894: 197
1894