Submitted to: Insect Fun—In Memory of Wenhsin Lin
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/8/2013
Publication Date: 5/30/2013
Citation: Lingafelter, S.W., Garzon-Moreno, A., Nearns, E.H. 2013. Primary types of Chinese longhorned woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: and Disteniidae) of the Smithsonian Institution. Insect Fun—In Memory of Wenhsin Lin. p. 117-146. Interpretive Summary: Longhorned woodboring beetles are very important to agriculture and the economy because they destroy wood during their early developmental stages. Many species of wood boring beetles are intercepted at ports-of-entry in the United States and are potential pests. The Smithsonian Institution has the third largest collection of longhorned beetles in the world. All of the primary types for China (including Tibet and Taiwan) are catalogued and their current classification updated. A total of 93 holotypes are included. Photographs of the dorsal habitus and all the labels are included, along with remarks about inconsistencies from the original literature. This work is critical to allow for proper identifications in the group and direct researchers to potential problems of synonymy that will ultimately lead to a more stable classification for the group. It will be of value to researchers of longhorned beetles and those involved in their identification, including regulatory personnel associated with APHIS-PPQ.
Technical Abstract: The primary types of Chinese (mainland China, Taiwan, and Tibet) longhorned woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Disteniidae) of the Smithsonian Institution are catalogued and figured, current through 2012. Data on the original combination, current name, current tribal classification, and type locality are verified and presented. There are 93 primary types from China including 18 in Cerambycinae, 2 in Disteniidae, 60 in Lamiinae, 8 in Lepturinae, 2 in Necydalinae, and 3 in Prioninae. These were described by Stephan Breuning, Lawrence and Elizabeth Dillon, J. Linsley Gressitt, Leo Heyrovsky, Kazuo Ohbayashi, and Friedrich Tippmann. Three specimens that were labeled as holotypes and long included in the Smithsonian Institution primary type collection were found to be paratypes and these are listed at the end of the paper, along with remarks about the actual type depositories.