Friday, March 6, 2015

N. 60: W. Opitz

G. it. Ent., 14 (60): 107-144
March 2015

Classification, natural history, and evolution of the
Korynetinae Laporte (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Part II
Taxonomic revision of the Genus Korynetes Herbst



* Research Associate: Florida Collection of Arthropods, Division of Plant Industry / Entomology, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32614-7100, USA. E-mail:

Abstract - This is the first contribution that involves generic revisions of Korynetinae Laporte. As now defined, Korynetes Herbst comprises 28 species including K. brincki Winkler, which is relegated to incertae sedis status. The other previously established species are: K. analis Klug, K. ater Klug, K. coeruleus (Degeer), K. insularis Schenkling, K. latipennis Pic, K. obscurimembris Pic, K. pusillus Klug, K. romanae (Winkler), K. ruficornis Sturm, K. scabripennis Spinola. The 17 new species involve K. acutus, K. acutipennis, K. amplus, K. asper, K. rugosus, K. enodis, K. flavoapicalis, K. fragosus, K. genieri, K. globus, K. helveolicis, K. humilis, K. iodis, K. latus, K. nox, K. pandis, K. termitiaffinis. Exkorynetes Winkler and Propekorynetes Winkler are synonymized with Korynetes Herbst, Corynetes concolor Gorham with Korynetes obscurimembris Pic, Korynetes analis var. intermedius Pic with Korynetes analis Klug, Opetiopalpus bicoloriventris Pic with Korynetes insularis Schenkling, Korynetes geniculatus Klug and Corynetes pexicollis Fairmaire with Korynetes pusillus Klug, and Korynetes latipennis var. testaceipes Pic with Korynetes latipennis Pic. Lectotypes are designated for Clerus coeruleus Degeer, Corynetes ater Klug, Korynetes insularis Schenkling, K. latipennis Pic, K. obscurimembris Pic, K. pusillus Klug, and K. ruficornis Sturm. Included in this treatise are keys to Korynetes species, 27 colour photographs representing the species, 47 line drawings, three electron micrographs, a phylogenetic tree of the Korynetes species groups, and 10 distributional maps of the species.