Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 60 - Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) - Abstract

Larochelle, A; Larivière, M-C 2007. Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): synopsis of supraspecific taxa. Fauna of New Zealand 60, 188 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 60. ISBN 978-0-478-09394-0 (print) ). Published 21 Nov 2007
ZooBank: http://zoobank.org/References/842D820C-05B3-4072-B094-73070E640945

Abstract

A synopsis of the New Zealand supraspecific taxa of Carabidae (Coleoptera) and an updated checklist of species-group taxa are presented.

Descriptions (subfamilies to subgenera), identification keys (subfamilies, tribes, and genera), habitus drawings (genera and subgenera), as well as distributional and ecological information, summaries of collecting techniques, and the most relevant bibliographic references for all genera, are provided. An appendix including a checklist of species updating the catalogue of Larochelle & Larivière (2001, Fauna of New Zealand 43) is also provided.

The New Zealand carabid fauna currently includes 7 subfamilies, 21 tribes, 86 genera, and 476 species-group taxa (461 species, plus 15 subspecies). Fifty genera (58%) are currently recognised as being endemic; seventeen genera (20%) are native, and nineteen genera (22%) are adventive.

Three new genera and one new species are described: Kiwitachys new genus (type species: Tachys antarcticus Bates, 1874); Kiwitrechus new genus (type species: Kiwitrechus karenscottae new species); Kupetrechus new genus (type species: Duvaliomimus lamberti Britton, 1960). Three new generic synonymies are made (valid names listed after equal sign): Anomalobroscus Johns, 2007 = Diglymma Sharp, 1886; Taenarthrus Broun, 1914 = Loxomerus Chaudoir, 1842; Zabronothus Broun, 1893 = Cerabilia Laporte de Castelnau, 1867. Anchomenus Bonelli, 1810, is excluded from the New Zealand fauna. “Anchomenus” sensu White, 1846: 3 (and subsequent authors, especially Broun in many papers), nec Bonelli, 1810, is transferred to Ctenognathus Fairmaire, 1843. Twenty-one new combinations are established (valid names listed after equal sign): Anchomenus arnaudensis Broun, 1921 = Ctenognathus arnaudensis (Broun, 1921); Anchomenus colensonis White, 1846 = Ctenognathus colensonis (White, 1846); Anchomenus edwardsii (Bates, 1874) = Ctenognathus edwardsii (Bates, 1874); Anchomenus helmsi Sharp, 1881 = Ctenognathus helmsi (Sharp, 1881); Anchomenus integratus Broun, 1908 = Ctenognathus integratus (Broun, 1908); Anchomenus intermedius Broun, 1908 = Ctenognathus intermedius (Broun, 1908); Anchomenus libitus Broun, 1914 = Ctenognathus libitus (Broun, 1914); Anchomenus macrocoelis Broun, 1908 = Ctenognathus macrocoelis (Broun, 1908); Anchomenus oreobius Broun, 1886 = Ctenognathus oreobius (Broun, 1886); Anchomenus punctulatus Broun, 1877 = Ctenognathus punctulatus (Broun, 1877); Anchomenus sandageri Broun, 1882 = Ctenognathus sandageri (Broun, 1882); Anchomenus sophronitis Broun, 1908 = Ctenognathus sophronitis (Broun, 1908); Anchomenus sulcitarsis Broun, 1880 = Ctenognathus sulcitarsis (Broun, 1880); Anchomenus xanthomelus Broun, 1908 = Ctenognathus xanthomelus (Broun, 1908); Anomalobroscus seclusus Johns, 2007 = Diglymma seclusum (Johns, 2007); Duvaliomimus lamberti Britton, 1960 = Kupetrechus lamberti (Britton, 1960); Tachys antarcticus Bates, 1874 = Kiwitachys antarcticus (Bates, 1874); Tachys latipennis Sharp, 1886 = Kiwitachys latipennis (Sharp, 1886); Taenarthrus philpotti Broun, 1914 = Loxomerus philpotti (Broun, 1914); Zabronothus rufipes Broun, 1893 = Cerabilia rufipes (Broun, 1893); Zabronothus striatulus Broun, 1893 = Cerabilia striatula (Broun, 1893). The following synonymy is reinstated (valid names listed after equal sign): Zolus Sharp, 1886 = Oopterus Guérin-Méneville, 1841. Eight combinations are also reinstated (valid name listed after equal sign): Taenarthrus capito (Jeannel, 1938) = Loxomerus capito Jeannel, 1938; Zolus atratus Broun, 1893 = Oopterus atratus (Broun, 1893); Zolus carinatus (Broun, 1882) = Oopterus carinatus Broun, 1882; Zolus femoralis Broun, 1894 = Oopterus femoralis (Broun, 1894); Zolus helmsi Sharp, 1886 = Oopterus helmsi (Sharp, 1886); Zolus labralis Broun, 1921 = Oopterus labralis (Broun, 1921); Zolus ocularius Broun, 1917 = Oopterus ocularius (Broun, 1917); Zolus subopacus Broun, 1915 = Oopterus subopacus (Broun, 1915). Three adventive taxa are recorded for New Zealand for the first time: Adelotopus macilentus Baehr, 1997; Dromius meridionalis Dejean, 1825; Trigonothops pacifica (Erichson, 1842). The species Notagonum marginellum (Erichson, 1842) is deleted from the New Zealand fauna.