Platycholeus Horn, 1880: 254

Peck, Stewart B. & Newton, Alfred F., 2017, An Annotated Catalog of the Leiodidae (Coleoptera) of the Nearctic Region (Continental North America North of Mexico), The Coleopterists Bulletin 71 (2), pp. 211-258: 222

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http://doi.org/ 10.1649/0010-065X-71.2.211

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scientific name

Platycholeus Horn, 1880: 254
status

 

Platycholeus Horn, 1880: 254   . Type species: Pto-

maphagus leptinoides Crotch, 1874   (by mono-

typy). Fresneda et al. 2011 (verification of tribal

placement and recognition of the genus as the

sister group of the rest of the tribe, which occurs

in the Palearctic).

Biology. Found in or under bark of decaying conifer logs, free-living or with ants or termites nesting in the logs.

Distribution. W Nearctic (3 species).

P. leptinoides ( Crotch, 1874: 77)   ( Ptomaphagus   ); Horn 1880: 254 ( Platycholeus   ); Hatch 1933: 233, 1957: 46. Type depository not known. Type locality: Ft. Crook, Shasta County, California. North American distribution: USA: CA, NV, OR. Biology: Termitophile, in nests of the termites Zootermopsis spp.   in decaying conifer logs.

P. opacellus Fall, 1909: 133   ; Hatch 1933: 234, 1957: 46; Salgado 1999: 43. Syntypes (5) in MCZC. Type locality: Lake Tahoe, California. North American distribution: USA: CA. Biology: Myrmecophile, in nests of the ant Lasius pallitarsis (Provancher)   in decaying conifer logs.

P. sp., undescribed species. Fresneda et al. (2011). North American distribution: Canada: BC. USA: OR, WA. Biology: Free-living under bark of decaying conifer logs. Larval description: Kilian and Newton (2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Platycholeus Horn, 1880: 254

Peck, Stewart B. & Newton, Alfred F. 2017
2017
Loc

P. opacellus

Salgado, J. M. 1999: 43
Hatch, M. H. 1957: 46
Hatch, M. H. 1933: 234
Fall, H. C. 1909: 133
1909
Loc

Platycholeus

Horn, G. H. 1880: 254
1880
Loc

P. leptinoides ( Crotch, 1874: 77 )

Hatch, M. H. 1957: 46
Hatch, M. H. 1933: 233
Horn, G. H. 1880: 254
Crotch, G. R. 1874: 77
1874