Zoological Studies

Vol. 63, 2024

(update: 2024.4.9)

A Review of the Beetle Genus Corticarina of Taiwan, with Description of a New Species (Coleoptera, Latridiidae)

Yu-Hsiang Ho1, Hou-Feng Li1, and Mei-Ling Chan2,*

1Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 402, Taiwan. E-mail: b123b44@gmail.com (Ho); houfeng@nchu.edu.tw (Li)
2Department of Biology, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung 404, Taiwan. *Correspondence: E-mail: a052@gs.nmns.edu.tw (Chan)

(Received 5 December 2023 / Accepted 14 March 2024 / Published -- 2024)
Communicated by Jen-Pan Huang

The genus Corticarina in Taiwan was previously known to contain three species, C. bhutanensis Johnson, C. clareae Johnson, and C. minuta (Fabricius). Corticarina bhutanensis Johnson and C. clareae Johnson are known from the Palearctic, and C. minuta (Fabricius) is a cosmopolitan species. In this study, the genus Corticarina in Taiwan is reviewed for the first time, with three species being recognized, including two recorded species, C. bhutanensis Johnson and C. clareae Johnson, and a species new to science, C. tenuis sp. nov. The species Corticarina minuta (Fabricius) that had already been recorded previously was not collected from Taiwan in this study. The description, habitus, and male genitalia of three species are provided, and the distributions and genetic distances of three species in Taiwan are discussed.

Key words: Latridiidae, Corticariinae, Corticarina, New species, Taxonomy, Taiwan

Citation: Ho YH, Li HF, Chan ML. 2024. A review of the genus Corticarina of Taiwan, with description of a new species (Coleoptera, Latridiidae). Zool Stud 63:22.

Supplementary materials: Table S1丨Table S2

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