Lemidia subaenea Gorham,

Bartlett, Justin S., 2009, The Cleridae of Lord Howe Island, with Descriptions of Two New Species (Coleoptera: Cleroidea), Records of the Australian Museum 61 (3), pp. 225-228: 226

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.61.2009.1530

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B97787F2-794F-FC06-FF53-3116FB8CFE98

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Lemidia subaenea Gorham
status

 

Lemidia subaenea Gorham  ( Hydnocerinae  )

Described in 1877 from New South Wales and Tasmania, L. subaenea  is likely to have been introduced to Lord Howe Island from southeastern Australia. Three Lord Howe collected specimens are known: AMS (2) and ANIC (1); the earliest being that collected by T.G. Campbell in 1956 (ANIC specimen). In Tasmania L. subaenea  is predatory on the larvae of Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck)  ( Lepidoptera  : Sesiidae  ) tunnelling in Ribes nigrum ( Hardy 1982)  while in southeastern Australia it is a predator of psyllids on Acacia  ( New 1978).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cleridae

Genus

Lemidia