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The Ant-like Flowerbeetles (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Dmitry Telnov


The Anthicidae of New Guinea and adjacent territories (Moluccas, Solomon Islands, etc.) is very insufficiently studied. Actually, only 89 species are known from here, nearly 10% of the predictable number of species (my personal projection).

 

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Listed New Guinea species: 178 [156 endemic for New Guinea]

Species which are not recorded for Papua Indonesia yet are coloured grey.

click on the camera for a picture of the species (no species page available yet).

(For practical reasons all New Guinea species are listed. As soon as more distributional information comes available the list will be restricted to real Papua species).

Tomoderinae

Tomoderus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849

biroi Pic, 1902

curvifasciatus Uhmann, 1995 [endemic]

dumogaensis Telnov, 2005
ssp. orientalis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

fascicularis Uhmann, 1997 [endemic]

glabricephalus Uhmann, 1999 [endemic]

globosus Uhmann, 1999 [endemic]

hirtipennis Uhmann, 1999 [endemic]

horvathi Pic, 1902 [endemic]

macrophthalmus Uhmann, 2000 [endemic]

mairasi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

megapenis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

metallicus Uhmann, 1999 [endemic]

nigerrimus Uhmann, 1999 [endemic]

novaeguineae Heberdey, 1936 [endemic]

plicicollis Pic, 1900

pseudotrimaculatus Telnov, 2005 [endemic]

riedeli Uhmann, 1993 [endemic]

setifer Uhmann, 2000 [endemic]

shkarupini Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

sulcobasis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

trimaculatus Pic, 1902 [endemic]
csikii Pic, 1902


Pseudotomoderus Pic, 1892

antennatus Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

glabricollis Uhmann, 2000 [endemic]

Notoxinae

Mecynotarsus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849

edwinus Telnov, 2000 [endemic]

loriae Pic, 1900 [endemic]
ssp. loriae Pic, 1900
ssp. obscurithorax Pic, 1901

Anthicinae

Tribus Formicomini

Anthelephila Hope, 1833

biroi (Pic, 1902)
ssp. biroi (Pic, 1902)
forticornis Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931
longidentatus Uhmann, 1995
obtusidens Lea, 1922

denisonii (King, 1869)
alatus Lea, 1922
niger Pic, 1869
nigripennis Champion, 1895
rufithorax Pic, 1895

imperatrix LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849
cribriceps Marseul 1876
formicarius Nietner, 1856
formicarius Nietner, 1857
imperator LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849
myrmecodes Gemminger, 1870
quisquiliarius Nietner, 1857
ruficolor Pic, 1916

Tribus Anthicini

Anthicomorphus Lewis, 1895

biakensis Telnov, 2009b [endemic]

mertoni Pic, 1910 [endemic]

dohertyi Pic, 1910 [endemic]

legenyem Telnov, 2009b [endemic]

martini Telnov, 2009b [endemic]

rufopubescens Telnov, 2009b [endemic]

subelongatus Pic, 1910 [endemic]

suppeditus Telnov, 2009b [endemic]

weigeli Telnov, 2009b [endemic]

Anthicus Paykull, 1798 s.l.
(Note: New genera should be established for the species listed below)

dilatipennis Pic, 1900

posticalis Lea, 1895

submetallicus Pic, 1900 [endemic]
ssp. submetallicus Pic, 1900
ssp. gracilipes Pic, 1900

Omonadus Mulsant, Rey 1866

floralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
basalis Villa, Villa, 1838
basillaris Say, 1824
breviculus Philippi, 1864
calycinus Panzer, 1793
fallax Broun, 1893
formicarius Olivier, 1795
formicoides Geoffroy, 1785
fusca Marsham, 1802
massauensis Pic, 1900
myrmicocephalus Rossi, 1792
pedicularius Schrank, 1781
reducteapicalis Pic, 1915
semirufus Fairmaire, Germain, 1860
syriacus Baudi, 1881

formicarius (Goeze, 1777)
ssp. formicarius (Goeze, 1777)
enodis Casey, 1895
picianus Koch, 1931
quisquilius Thomson, 1864
rixator Casey, 1895
scenicus Casey, 1895
semirufus Fairmaire, 1896

patruelis (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849)

Papuanthicus Telnov, 2006

aemulus Telnov, 2006

glaber (Uhmann, 1995) [endemic]

niger (Uhmann, 1995) [endemic]

nitens (Uhmann, 1995) [endemic]

papuanus Telnov, 2006 [endemic]

Pseudocyclodinus Telnov, 2003

strictus (Erichson, 1842)
bellus King, 1869
bembidioides LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849
flavohumeralis Lea, 1922 (infraspecific name)
simulator Lea, 1896

Pseudoleptaleus Pic, 1900

aruensis Telnov, 2010 [endemic]

asmatus Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

formicabilis Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

formicomorphus Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

gibbipennis (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

kristinae Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

limbourgi Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

Sapintus Casey, 1895
sg. Sapintus Casey, 1895

adonis (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

albertisi (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

alfurus (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

celeripes Telnov, 2014 [endemic]

densepunctatus Telnov, 2014 [endemic]

dilensis (Pic, 1900) [endemic]
csikii Pic, 1902
relatus Bonadona, 1981

geminus Telnov, 2014 [endemic]

gracilicornis (Pic, 1895)
neoguineensis (Pic, 1900)
repentinus Bonadona, 1981

hirtipennis (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

horvathi (Pic, 1902)

insulanus (Pic, 1900)

insularis (Werner, 1965)
placitus Bonadona, 1981

javanus (Marseul, 1882)
sodalis (Pic, 1895)

loriae (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

macrops Telnov, 2014 [endemic]

madangensis Uhmann, 1995 [endemic]

neoguineensis (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

oceanicus (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849)
var. francoisi Pic, 1902
guamensis Blair, 1942
oceanicus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849 (homonym)

papuus (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

propinquus Bonadona, 1981 [endemic]

quadrinotatus (Pic, 1900)

rugosicollis (Pic, 1900) [endemic]

semiobliteratus (Pic, 1901) [endemic]

semirugosus (Pic, 1902) [endemic]

sexualis Telnov, 2014 [endemic]

Stricticollis Marseul, 1879

tobias (Marseul, 1879)
binhanus Pic, 1927
corporaali Pic, 1923 (infraspecific name)
mauritiensis Pic, 1898 (infraspecific name)
mundulus Sharp, 1885 (infraspecific name)
parisiensis Saint-Albin, 1952
postoculatus Fairmaire, 1896
tanakai Nomura, 1960
turanicus Reitter, 1889


Macratriinae

Macratria Newman, 1838

administrator Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

albertisi Pic, 1901 [endemic]

apicata Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

aquila Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

baliemensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

balkei Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

beccarii Pic, 1901 [endemic]
submetallica Pic, 1901

bicoloritarsis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

confertopunctata Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

coniceps Pic, 1901 [endemic]
giloloana Champion, 1916

cracens Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

curvamina Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

dani Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

debellatrix Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

densata Pic, 1901 [endemic]

distincticornis Pic, 1901 [endemic]

elegans Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

elongatissima Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

emacerata Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

finisterrensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

flaveosetosa Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

fore Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

forticornis Pic, 1896 [endemic]

furva Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

fuscocyanea Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

gestroi Pic, 1901 [endemic]

gladia Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

grandis Pic, 1896 [endemic]

grekei Telnov, 2011 [endemic]
obscuripes Pic, 1901 infraspecific name (Note: This is a good species originally described as a “form” and needed a new name to avoid homonymy with Macratria obscuripes Pic, 1912 from Sulawesi)

hatamensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

imitans Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

impressithorax Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

iridescens Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

jayawijaya Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

ketengban Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

kokodaensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

kovalevskyi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

longesetosa Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

loriae Pic, 1901 [endemic]

lydekkeri Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

maculipennis Pic, 1901 [endemic]

magna Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

matrozisi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

megalops Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

misoolensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

momina Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

monstrosicornis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

monstrosifemorata Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

monticola Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

mordelloides Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

morobensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

multisignis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

neoguineensis Pic, 1901 [endemic]

nigricula Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

nigrita Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

nigrolateralis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

nigromaculata Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

obliquesetosa Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

oblonga Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

obtusicapita Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

opacicollis Pic, 1901 [endemic]

parangana Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

phallocryptus Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

platycephala Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

pumicosa Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

riedeli Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

ronaldi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

rotundiceps Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

rubriceps Pic, 1901 [endemic]

rufula Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

sanguiceps Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

sepik Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

soricina Marseul, 1882 [endemic]

spungisi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

subguttata Pascoe, 1830 [endemic]

trifaria Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

unaensis Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

vandeveldei Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

viking Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

wahgi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

wallacei Champion, 1916 [endemic]

weberi Telnov, 2011 [endemic]

yapena Telnov, 2011 [endemic]


Eurygeniinae

Macratriomima Champion, 1916

lobigera Champion, 1916


Lemodinae

Lemodes Boheman, 1858

albertisii (Oberthür, 1884) [endemic]

bellstedti Telnov, 2009a [endemic]

bicolora Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

buratea Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

finisterrensis Telnov, 2009a [endemic]

indigacea (Young, 1978) [endemic]

iriana Telnov, 2007 [endemic]

jayawijaya Telnov, 2009a [endemic]

lautaTelnov, 2007 [endemic]

nigrocaerulea Telnov, 2004 [endemic]

semicoerulea (Champion, 1916) [endemic]

Trichananca Blackburn, 1891

hornabrooki (Uhmann, 1995) [endemic]

 

Checklist last updated on 18th July 2014

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