Harpalini, Bonelli, 1810

Baehr, Martin & Reid, Chris A. M., 2017, On a Collection of Carabidae from Timor Leste, with Descriptions of Nine New Species (Insecta: Coleoptera, Carabidae), Records of the Australian Museum 69 (6), pp. 421-450: 437-438

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http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1660

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scientific name

Harpalini
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Tribe Harpalini  

For the the harpaline fauna of the southern Oriental region virtuallY no revisions exist. Identification of species, in some instances even of genera, therefore is difficult. For some species Darlington’s (1968) revision of the New Guinean Harpalini   may be of use, but the Australian Harpalini   also are almost unrevised, so that comparisons are difficult or even impossible. Certainly careful revisions of most genera would be very useful, instead of descriptions of single species, which render identifications rather more difficult. Several species of this Timorese collection could be only identified to genus.

Acupalpus sp.   2 ex. “beach house nr Baucau 8:4428S 126:46906E beach & foreshore mv bucket trap 10m, 5.vi.2012 TL2012/020/017” K402661 ( AMS); “Los Palos 0.5k N Hotel Roberto Carlos 8:30'38"S 127:00'28"E low pasture on rich soil 10–12.xi.2011 c 500m C.Reid Site 10” K402662 ( AMS). The southern Oriental species of the genus Acupalpus Latreille, 1829   , are undeterminable, until the revision which is being undertaken by B. Jäger (Berlin) is completed   .

Batoscelis oblongus ( Dejean, 1831)   .— 1 ex. “4k S Laga 8°31'13"S 126°33'39"E, cow dung, 5.vi.2012, TL2012/014/004” K402636 ( AMS). A widely distributed species in the southern Oriental region, New Guinea, and in northern Australia. The specimen was collected sheltering under dried dung ( CAMR) GoogleMaps   .

Coleolissus papua Darlington, 1968   .— 1 ex. “gorge 1k NE Laclubar 8°44'47"S 125°54'54" E   uro/siamweed above gorge, at mv light 1030m 3.vi.2012 C. Reid TL2012/107/598” K402633 ( AMS). This species also occurs in New Guinea GoogleMaps   and north-eastern Australia.

Egadroma cf. robustum (Sloane, 1907)   .— 2 ex. “ Mt Laritame 8.69178S 126.38719E water tank, edge moss forest 1150m TL2012/011/016 b/ light bucket trap 31.v.2012 ” K402666 ( AMS); “Tutuala comm twr, 3k E Tutuala 8°23'57"S 127°17'02"E dry rf on Is c 200m TL2012/003/026 yellow pans 25.v.2012 ” K402688 ( AMS). The specimens are very similar to Australian specimens of E. robustum   , but the Oriental and Australian species of this genus need revision GoogleMaps   .

Gnathaphanus subolivaceus (Macleay, 1825)   .— 1 ex. “c3k W Maubara 8°37'14"S 125°10'45"E at light, cleaning in closed forest 60m 20.xi.2011 V. Kessner, Z. Afranio TL145/11” K402639 ( AMS). The species was recorded from Sulawesi GoogleMaps   and some Lesser Sunda Islands.

Gnathaphanus timorensis (Schauberger, 1934)   .—12 (Timor): not collected.

Gnathaphanus upolensis (Csiki, 1915)   .— 3 ex. “c3k W Maubara 8°37'14"S 125°10'45"E at light, clearing in closed forest 60m 20.xi.2011 V. Kessner, Z. Afranio TL145/11” K402635 ( AMS); “Kablaki Hotel, Same 8°59'60"S 125°38'53"E at mv light opposite field 490m 25.v.2012 C.Reid TL2012/082/540” K402634 ( AMS); “c1k N Daisna 9.06130S 125.68174E euc ‘alba’ forest 200m 13.xi.2011 C. Reid Site 32 under log” K402637 ( AMS). A very widespread species in the southern Oriental Region , New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific GoogleMaps   .

? Harpaliscus sp. 1   — 1 ex. “c3k W Maubara 8°37'14"S 125° 10'45"E at light, clearing in closed forest 60m 20.xi.2011 V. Kessner, Z. Afranio TL145/11” K402641 (AMS). The specimen is tentatively referred to the genus Harpaliscus Bates, 1892   . However, it may belong to another, possibly undescribed, genus. Unfortunately, the Harpalini   from the insular part of the Oriental Region are verY difficult and badly in need of a general revision, because even the status of some genera is disputable.

? Harpaliscus sp. 2   1 ex. “ River xing 17k S Manatuto on Laclubar Rd 8°37'50"S 125°59'22"E grazed shinglebank 230m 3.vi.2012 C. Reid TL2012/105/572 under stones” K402642 ( AMS). Another species tentatively referred to Harpaliscus   GoogleMaps   .

Lampetes sp.   6 ex. “gorge 1k NE Laclubar 8°44'47"S 125°54'54" E   uro/siamweed above gorge, at mv light 1030m 3.vi.2012 C. Reid TL2012/107/598” K402627–631 ( AMS); “Quelicai guest house (8°36'12"S 126°33'39"E) 02/06/2012, black light bucket trap TL2012/015/053” K402632 ( AMS). The genus Lampetes Andrewes, 1940   is badly in need of a revision, because not even the limits of the genus are settled GoogleMaps   .

Platymetopus   nr. subrugosus Schauberger, 1938   .— 1 ex. “c3k W Maubara 8°37'14"S 125°10'45"E at light, clearing in closed forest 60m 20.xi.2011 V. Kessner, Z. Afranio TL145/11” K402640 (AMS). The specimen is different from most Oriental species of this genus known to MB, also from the single species recorded from New Guinea ( Darlington, 1968). It is most similar to P. subrugosus   from Sulawesi, but, as the Oriental species of the genus Platymetopus Dejean, 1828   need revision, the identity is doubtful.

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Loc

Harpalini

Baehr, Martin & Reid, Chris A. M. 2017
2017
Loc

Coleolissus papua

Darlington 1968
1968
Loc

Harpaliscus

Bates 1892
1892
Loc

Harpaliscus

Bates 1892
1892
Loc

Harpalini

Bonelli 1810
1810