A review of the Tachinus longicornis-group of the subgenus Tachinoderus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae) from China.

Affiliation

Lab of Environmental Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, 200234, P. R. China. [Email]

Abstract

The Chinese species of the Tachinus longicornis-group of the subgenus Tachinoderus Motschulsky are reviewed with six species being treated, of which five are described as new: T. bilobus Chang, Li, Yin sp. nov. (Hubei, Sichuan), T. centralis Chang, Li, Yin Schülke sp. nov. (Shaanxi, Hubei, Chongqing, and Sichuan), T. curvipennis Chang, Li, Yin sp. nov. (Hubei), T. lobutulus Chang, Li, Yin sp. nov. (Yunnan), and T. tangliangi Chang, Li, Yin Schülke sp. nov. (Yunnan; Thailand: Chiang Mai). Numerous new records are provided for T. ohbayashii Li, Zhao Sakai, a species originally described from West Tianmu Mountain, Zhejiang. An identification key and a distributional map for the Chinese species are given.

Keywords

Coleoptera, taxonomy, Tachinus, longicornis-group, new species, new records, China,

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