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Title: A New Species of Cryptalaus from Fiji, with Taxonomic and Distributional Notes and a Key to the “Hemirhipini” of Eastern Melanesia and Polynesia (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
Authors: Johnson, Paul J.
Keywords: Cryptalaus
geographical distribution
insect taxonomy
show 6 moreMelanesia
new geographic records
new species
taxonomic keys
taxonomic revisions

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Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Johnson PJ. 2001. A new species of Cryptalaus from Fiji, with taxonomic and distributional notes and a key to the “Hemirhipini” of Eastern Melanesia and Polynesia (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 35:1–12.
Abstract: Taxonomic and distributional notes are provided for species of the tribe Hemirhipini and the genus Tetrigus Candèze, subfamily Agrypninae. Species treated
represent Calais Laporte, Chalcolepidius Eschscholtz, Conobajulus Van Zwaluwenburg,
Cryptalaus Ôhira, and Tetrigus Candèze, that occur in Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas Is,
Samoa, and Vanuatu. Cryptalaus vitilevu new species is described from Viti Levu
(Fiji). Alaus carinulatus Van Zwaluwenburg and A. samoensis Van Zwaluwenburg are
transferred to Cryptalaus, and are newly reported from Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu) and
Tutuila (American Samoa), respectively. The adventitious Calais speciosus (Linné) is
reported from Viti Levu (Fiji), and Upolu (Western Samoa). Chalcolepidius porcatus
Eschscholtz is reported as adventitious on Nuku Hiva (Marquesas Islands). Conobajulus
ugiensis Van Zwaluwenburg is newly reported from Viti Levu (Fiji). Alaus costulicollis
Fairmaire is treated as a species inquirendum. Tetrigus silvaticus Van Zwaluwenburg is a new synonym of T. fleutiauxi Van Zwaluwenburg. A key to the hemirhipine genera and species, and species of Tetrigus, of Polynesia and eastern Melanesia is provided.
Pages/Duration: 12 pages
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 35 - May 2001 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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