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Ancyrona diversa New to Korea (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Trogossitidae), with a Key to the Palaearctic Species of the Genus

  • Lee, Seung-Gyu;Jung, Sang Woo;Kim, Yoon-Ho
    • Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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    • v.36 no.2
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    • pp.139-142
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    • 2020
  • The family Trogossitidae Latreille occurs worldwide, including some Pacific islands. The family contains about 50 genera and 600 described species, and the group was recently classified by Kolibáč into three subfamilies, Lophocaterinae, Peltinae and Trogossitinae. Among the lophocaterine genera, a genus Ancyrona Reitter includes 62 species in most parts of the world except the Nearctic region, and is divided into five informal species groups by Kolibáč. In this study, the genus Ancyrona and its a single species, A. diversa (Pic), is newly reported in the Korean fauna. A diagnosis, habitus photographs, and illustrations of female diagnostic characters are provided, with a key to Palaearctic species of the genus Ancyrona.

Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of the Yellow-Spotted Long-Horned Beetle Psacothea hilaris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and Phylogenetic Analysis among Coleopteran Insects

  • Kim, Ki-Gyoung;Hong, Mee Yeon;Kim, Min Jee;Im, Hyun Hwak;Kim, Man Il;Bae, Chang Hwan;Seo, Sook Jae;Lee, Sang Hyun;Kim, Iksoo
    • Molecules and Cells
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    • v.27 no.4
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    • pp.429-441
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    • 2009
  • We have determined the complete mitochondrial genome of the yellow-spotted long horned beetle, Psacothea hilaris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), an endangered insect species in Korea. The 15,856-bp long P. hilaris mitogenome harbors gene content typical of the animal mitogenome and a gene arrangement identical to the most common type found in insect mitogenomes. As with all other sequenced coleopteran species, the 5-bp long TAGTA motif was also detected in the intergenic space sequence located between $tRNA^{Ser}$(UCN) and ND1 of P. hilaris. The 1,190-bp long non-coding A+T-rich region harbors an unusual series of seven identical repeat sequences of 57-bp in length and several stretches of sequences with the potential to form stem-and-loop structures. Furthermore, it contains one $tRNA^{Arg}$-like sequence and one $tRNA^{Lys}$-like sequence. Phylogenetic analysis among available coleopteran mitogenomes using the concatenated amino acid sequences of PCGs appear to support the sister group relationship of the suborder Polyphaga to all remaining suborders, including Adephaga, Myxophaga, and Archostemata. Among the two available infraorders in Polyphaga, a monophyletic Cucujiformia was confirmed, with the placement of Cleroidea as the basal lineage for Cucujiformia. On the other hand, the infraorder Elateriformia was not identified as monophyletic, thereby indicating that Scirtoidea and Buprestoidea are the basal lineages for Cucujiformia and the remaining Elateriformia.