A Ground-Beetle, Chlaenius hamifer Chaudoir, New to Korea (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

  • Park, Jong Kyun (Department of Applied Biology, College of Ecology and Environmental Science, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Park, Jinyoung (Department of Applied Biology, College of Ecology and Environmental Science, Kyungpook National University)
  • 투고 : 2012.10.23
  • 심사 : 2012.12.16
  • 발행 : 2013.04.30


Chlaenius is a large and diverse genus of ground beetle. This colorful beetle recognized from its pubescent elytra and pungent defensive secretions. Subgenus Pachydinodes belonging to the genus Chlaenius were reported eight species from Palaearctic, among them four species, Chlaenius (Pachydinodes) abstersus Bates, C. (P.) pictus Chaudoir, C. (P.) tetragonoderus Chaudoir, C. (P.) virgulifer Chaudoir were reported in Korea up to now. In here, Chlaenius hamifer Chaudoir are report firstly in Korea. Description and photo of adult and aedeagus are provided.


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