Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 34 - Anthicidae (Coleoptera) - Abstract

Werner, FG; Chandler, DS 1995. Anthicidae (Insecta: Coleoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 34, 64 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 34. ISBN 0-478-04547-6 (print) ). Published 21 Jun 1995


The Anthicidae of New Zealand are revised for the first time, and their taxonomic affinities are discussed. Twenty-six species have been found, eight of them undescribed, and eight new synonymies were discovered. Nine of these species are introduced, seven of them originating from Australia; the other two are cosmopolitan anthropogenic species. Members of genus Cotes are all restricted to New Zealand, as is the monotypic new genus Zealanthicus. The known seasonality, biological associations, and geographic distribution of the species are summarised, with maps indicating locality records. A key to their identification is given, and most species are illustrated.