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Research Project: Cattle Fever Tick Control and Eradication

Location: Livestock Arthropod Pests Research

Title: Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America

item BOUSQUET, YVES - Canadian National Collection Of Insects & Ottawa Plant Laboratory, Entomology
item Thomas, Donald
item BOUCHARD, PATRICE - Agriculture Canada
item SMITH, AARON - Northern Arizona University
item AALBU, ROLF - California Academy Of Sciences
item JOHNSTON, ANDREW - Arizona State University
item STEINER, WARREN - Smithsonian Institute

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Monograph
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/24/2017
Publication Date: 1/15/2018
Citation: Bousquet, Y., Thomas, D.B., Bouchard, P., Smith, A., Aalbu, R., Johnston, A., Steiner, W. 2018. Catalogue of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of North America. ZooKeys. 728:1-455.

Interpretive Summary: The beetle family Tenebrionidae, known as darkling beetles, is the fifth largest family in terms of species. Many species are pests to agriculture being destructive of crops such as wheat especially in the upper midwest of the USA. But the most important species are destructive of stored grain and cereal products worldwide. Because many species are flightless they are also important in ecological studies as indicators of local faunal community diversity. The present publication provides a catalog of all known species in North America and updates the scientific names correctly applied to them.

Technical Abstract: The catalogue presented herein includes all scientific names (family-, genus- and species-group) for the darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) fauna occurring in North America. Data on extant, subfossil and fossil taxa are given. For each name the author, year and page number are provided with additional information (e.g., type species for each genus-group name, author of synonymies for invalid taxa) also included. Several new nomenclatorial acts are included. One new genus, Lepidocnemeplatia Bousquet and Bouchard, is described. Speleogena Bousquet and Bouchard [for Ardoinia Ozdikmen, 2004] and Blapstinus marcuzzii Aalbu [for Blapstinus kulzeri Marcuzzi, 1977] are proposed as new replacement names. Eschatoporis Blaisdell, 1906 is transferred to the tribe Adeliini Kirby, 1828. The following new synonymies (valid name placed in square brackets) are proposed: Eschatoporini Blaisdell, 1906 [= Adeliini Kirby, 1828]; Psilomera Motschulsky, 1870 [= Stenomorpha Solier, 1836]; Trichoderulus Blaisdell, 1923 [= Tricheleodes Blaisdell, 1909]; Steneleodes Blaisdell, 1909 [= Xysta Eschscholtz, 1829]; Ooconibius Casey, 1895 and Euconibius Casey, 1895 [= Conibius LeConte, 1851]; Pythonissus Gistel, 1834 [= Zophobas Dejean, 1834]; Bothrasida mucorea Wilke, 1922 [= Pelecyphorus guanajuatensis (Champion, 1884)]; Parasida zacualpanicola Wilke, 1922 [= Pelecyphorus asidoides Solier, 1836]; Stenosides kulzeri Pallister, 1954, Stenosides bisinuatus Pallister, 1954 and Parasida trisinuata Pallister, 1954 [= Pelecyphorus dispar (Champion, 1892)]; Asida favosa Champion, 1884 and Asida similata Champion, 1884 [= Pelecyphorus fallax (Champion, 1884)]; Ologlyptus bicarinatus Champion, 1884 [= Pelecyphorus indutus (Champion, 1884)]; Parasida laciniata Casey, 1912 and Parasida cristata Pallister, 1954 [= Pelecyphorus liratus (LeConte, 1854)]; Parasida esperanzae Wilke, 1922 and Parasida mixtecae Wilke, 1922 [= Pelecyphorus longipennis (Champion, 1884)]; Parasida tolucana Casey, 1912 [= Pelecyphorus scutellaris (Champion, 1884)]; Parasida purpusi Wilke, 1922 [= Pelecyphorus tristis (Champion, 1884)]; Astrotus nosodermoides Champion, 1892 [= Pelecyphorus erosus (Champion, 1892)]; Astrotus seticornis var. humeralis Champion, 1884 [= Pelecyphorus seticornis (Champion, 1884)]; Pactostoma breviuscula Casey, 1912, Pactostoma exoleta Casey, 1912, Pactostoma luteotecta Casey, 1912, Pactostoma monticola Casey, 1912, Pactostoma obtecta Casey, 1912 and Pactostoma sigillata Casey, 1912 [= Pelecyphorus anastomosis (Say, 1824)]; Ologlyptus canus Champion, 1884 and Ologlyptus sinuaticollis Champion, 1884 [= Pelecyphorus graciliformis (Solier, 1836)]; Gonasida elata reducta Casey, 1912, Gonasida elata prolixa Casey, 1912 and Gonasida aucta Casey, 1912 [= Philolithus elatus compar (Casey, 1912)]; Gonasida alaticollis Casey, 1912 [= Philolithus elatus difformis (LeConte, 1854)]; Gonasida gravida Casey, 1912 [= Philolithus elatus elatus (LeConte, 1853)]; Pelecyphorus aegrotus limbatus Casey, 1912 [= Philolithus aegrotus aegrotus (LeConte, 1861)]; Pelecyphorus corporalis Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus reptans Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus socer Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus abscissus Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus fumosus Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus parvus Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus morbillosus pacatus Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus morbillosus sobrius Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus piceus Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus piceus crudelis Casey, 1912, Pelecyphorus snowi Casey, 1912 and Pelecyphorus subtenuis Casey, 1912 [= Philolithus morbillosus (LeConte, 1858)]; Bothrasida sanctae-agnae Wilke, 1922 [= Stenomorpha funesta (Champion, 1884)]; Asida flaccida Horn, 1896 [= Stenomorpha embaphionides (Horn, 1894)]; Asida angustula Casey, 1890, Stethasida stricta Casey, 1912, Stethasida muricatula languida Casey, 1912, Stethasida pertinax Casey, 1912, Stethasida socors Casey, 1912, Stethasida angustula inepta Casey,