Pseudaptinus lecontei (Dejean, 1831)

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 837

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.245.3416

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:68FE3835-2401-43A7-96E2-CF26532F7A60

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pseudaptinus lecontei (Dejean, 1831)
status

 

Pseudaptinus lecontei (Dejean, 1831)  

Diaphorus lecontei   Dejean, 1831: 301. Type locality: «Amérique septentrionale" (original citation), herein restricted to Florence, Florence County, South Carolina (see Ciegler 2000: 127). Holotype [by monotypy] (♀) in MHNP (Lindroth 1955b: 22). Etymology. The specific name was proposed for Major John Eatton LeConte [1784-1860] who devoted most of his time after his early retirement from the army to the education of his only child, John Lawrence LeConte [1825-1883]. Himself a naturalist, the Major was interested in botany, Lepidoptera   , and Coleoptera   . In 1845 he published the first taxonomic revision of the North American Histeridae   for which some of the nice plates were drew by his son. To my knowledge, this is the first revision of a North American beetle family ever published. The LeContes came from a wealthy and prominent family in France of Huguenot ancestry. They fled to the United States to escape the intolerance of Louis XIV and the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (Mallis 1971: 243).

Distribution.

This Coastal Plain species ranges from southeastern Virginia (Davidson 1995: 18) to central Florida (Peck and Thomas 1998: 25), west to southeastern Texas (Cameron County, USNM).

Records.

USA: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Hexapoda

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Pseudaptinus

Loc

Pseudaptinus lecontei (Dejean, 1831)

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Diaphorus lecontei

Dejean 1831
1831
Loc

Histeridae

Gyllenhaal 1808
1808
Loc

Lepidoptera

Linnaeus 1758
1758
Loc

Coleoptera

Linnaeus 1758
1758