Zoological Studies

Vol. 49 No. 4, 2010

Revision of the Taiwanese and Japanese Species of the Genus Laius (Insecta: Coleoptera: Malachiidae)

Hiroyuki Yoshitomi1,* and Chi-Feng Lee2

1Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Tarumi 3-5-7, Matsuyama 790-8566, Japan
2Applied Zoology Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, 189 Chung-Cheng Road, Taichung 413, Taiwan

Hiroyuki Yoshitomi and Chi-Feng Lee (2010) The Taiwanese and Japanese species of the genus Laius are revised.   Two new species, L. lutaoensis sp. nov. and L. taiwanus sp. nov., are described from Taiwan, and 2 previously known Japanese species, L. miyamotoi Nakane and L. asahinai Nakane, are redescribed.  The 2 Taiwanese species previously treated as Laius are transferred to the genus Intybia.

Key words: Taxonomy, Malachiidae, Laius, Taiwan, Japan.

*Correspondence: Tel: 89-946-9898.  E-mail:hymushi@agr.ehime-u.ac.jp