Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 26 - Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) - Abstract

Watt, JC 1992. Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): catalogue of types and keys to taxa. Fauna of New Zealand 26, 70 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 26. ISBN 0-477-02639-7 (print), ). Published 13 Jul 1992


New Zealand's fauna of the family Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) is recorded in a synonymic catalogue, presented alphabetically, which includes data on the primary type specimens. The composition of the fauna is summarised in a checklist of taxa, and keys are given to all valid taxa. Seven new genera and 35 new species are proposed, with brief diagnoses, and 23 new synonymies and 13 new combinations are recorded. The fauna here recognised comprises 36 valid genera in 16 tribes, and 149 valid species (10 of them introduced). There are 168 published specific names, excluding misspellings and misidentifications. Forty-five species are illustrated in photographs or scanning electron micrographs.

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