Catopocerus, Motschulsky, 1870

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: 215

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scientific name

Catopocerus
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Genus CATOPOCERUS Motschulsky, 1870  

Catopocerus Motschulsky, 1870: 351   . Type species: Catopocerus politus Motschulsky, 1870   (by monotypy).

Biology. All species are eyeless and flightless soil inhabitants (edaphobites), probably feeding on subterranean fungi, and are sometimes collected in caves.

Distribution. E Nearctic (unglaciated lands east of the Mississippi River) (5 species).

C. alabamae Peck, 1975d: 393   . Holotype male in MCZC. Type locality: Cave Spring Cave , Chapman Mountain , Huntsville , Madison County, Alabama. North American distribution: USA: AL. Biology : Known only from the type collected from the stomach of a salamander.

C. appalachianus Peck, 1975d: 387   . Holotype male in MCZC. Type locality: Balsam Gap, Mt. Mitchell, Yancey County, North Carolina. North American distribution. USA: AL, IL, KY, NC, TN, VA, WV. Larva: Newton (1991). Biology: Adults and larvae were reared in the laboratory at 12°C on baker’ s yeast in clay-floored Petri dishes.

C. hamiltoni ( Horn, 1892: 45)   ( Pinodytes   ). Lectotype female in MCZC (designated by Peck 1975d: 381). Type locality: vicinity of Allegheny City [Pittsburgh], Pennsylvania. North American distribution. USA: PA. Note: Peck (1975d) incorrectly figured the female genitalia as the aedeagus.

C. jonesi Peck, 1975d: 392   . Holotype male in MCZC. Type locality: Eudy Cave , 1 mi S Oleander, Marshall County, Alabama. North American distribution. USA: AL. Biology : Known only from carrion baits in caves in three counties in northeastern Alabama.

C. politus Motschulsky, 1870: 351   ; Portevin 1922: 2 (synonymy); Peck and Cook 2011: 13 (resurrected from synonymy, redescription). Neotype female in CNCI (designated by Peck and Cook 2011: 13) (= holotype of Catopocerus ulkei   ). Type locality: District of Columbia. Original type specimen not found in Motschulsky collection in Moscow by SBP in 2003. Original type locality: “North America.” North American Distribution : USA: DC, MD, NC, PA, VA, WV. Note: The type was thought to be from Alaska or California and collected by Motschulsky himself, but he was never in Alaska or California. He did collect in the eastern USA (DC to AL).

= C. ulkei Brown, 1933b: 215   ; Peck 1975d: 383; Peck and Cook 2011: 13 (synonymy). Holotype female in CNCI. Type locality: District of Columbia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Catopocerus

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

C. alabamae

Peck, S. B. 1975: 393
1975
Loc

C. appalachianus

Peck, S. B. 1975: 387
1975
Loc

C. jonesi

Peck, S. B. 1975: 392
1975
Loc

C. ulkei

Peck, S. B. 1975: 383
Brown, W. J. 1933: 215
1933
Loc

C. hamiltoni (

Peck, S. B. 1975: 381
Horn, G. H. 1892: 45
1892
Loc

Catopocerus

Motschulsky, V. 1870: 351
1870
Loc

C. politus

Motschulsky, V. 1870: 351
1870