Aporesthus Bates, 1871

Erwin, Terry L. & Zamorano, Laura S., 2014, A synopsis of the tribe Lachnophorini, with a new genus of Neotropical distribution and a revision of the Neotropical genus Asklepia Liebke, 1938 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Carabidae), ZooKeys 430, pp. 1-108: 11

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.430.8094

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:86F76056-3B8B-49FB-9C86-FAD0DB0CBE8C

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scientific name

Aporesthus Bates, 1871
status

 

Aporesthus Bates, 1871   Perplexing beetles Fig. 6 View Figure 3–6

Aporesthus   Bates, 1871:103

Phaedrusium   Liebke, 1941:249: Synonymy by Erwin, 1991:44.

Type species.

Aporesthus anomalus   Bates, 1871:103

Way of life.

Size range - 4.0 mm to 5.5 mm; these very interesting small beetles occur on the underside of suspended logs and branches that straddle small to medium sized streams in the rainforest. They run to the top when the underside is splashed with water and when the streams rise due to heavy rainfall. Nothing more has been published about species of this genus.

Distribution.

Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, Guyane, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú, Surinam.

Notes.

Currently, three described species are assigned to this genus; however, ten species are represented in the NMNH collection. A taxonomic revision of the group is needed. Identification of species is impossible without recourse to types.

References.

Ball and Hilchie (1983) as Phaedrusium   ; Liebherr (1988) as Phaedrusium   ; Erwin (1991); Ball and Bousquet (2000); Bousquet (2012); Erwin et al. (2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Aporesthus Bates, 1871

Erwin, Terry L. & Zamorano, Laura S. 2014
2014
Loc

Phaedrusium

Liebke 1941
1941
Loc

Aporesthus

Bates 1871
1871