The Distribution and Type Localities of Thai Cave Fauna: Part Two: Beetles

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This second part covers the coleoptera that have been identified and described from Thai caves.
 
Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Stenosini
 
Dichillus (Dichillus) kuschstaberi Kaszab, 1980
 
The type locality is RB0001 Tham Chom Pon: Ratchaburi: Chom Bueng: Khao Chom Pon N13.625619° E099.587584° Altitude 111 m
The only other record for this species is from a surface, non-karst locality in Phetchaburi (Fouque (2008))
 
 
Dichillus (Dichillus) kuschstaberi Kaszab, 1980 (reproduced from Kaszab (1980))
  
Carabidae: Paussinae: Ozaenini
 
Eustra deharvengi (Deuve, 1986)
 
The type and only known locality is MH0004 Tham Pha Mon: Mae Hong Son: Pang Mapha: Lum Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary: Ban Pha Mon N19.502390° E098.278125°Altitude 630 m
 
 
Eustra lebretoni Deuve, 1987
 
The type and only known locality is CM0028 Tham Tab Tao: Chiang Mai: Chai Prakan: Pha Daeng National Park: Ban Tham Tab Tao N19.660901° E099.117889° Altitude 620 m
 
 
Eustra leclerci (Deuve, 1986)
 
The type and only known locality is CR0010 Tham Ku Kaeo: Chiang Rai: Mae Sai: Pong Pha: Wat Tham Phum-Tham Plah N20.329163° E099.864169° Altitude 400 m
 
 
Eustra troglophila Deuve, 1987
 
The type and only known locality is MH0246 Tham Nam Hu: Mae Hong Son: Pang Mapha: Ban Tham N19.581338° E098.281645° Altitude 640 m
 
 
Carabidae:Trechinae:Trechini                       
 
Trechiamiotes siamensis (Deuve, 1988)
 
The type and only known locality is CH0033 Tham Lam Chi: Chaiyaphum: Nong Bua Daeng: Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary: Lam Chi N16.377114° E101.495572° Altitude 600 m
 
Trechodes leclerci Deuve, 1987
 
The type and only known locality is PH0006 Tham Phung Chang: Phang Nga: Muang Phang Nga: Wat Praphat Prachimkhet N8.4428383° E098.515136°  Altitude 15 m


Leiodidae: Cholevinae: Ptomaphagini
                                   
Ptomaphaginus leclerci Perreau, 1992
 
The type and only known locality is PH0035 Tham Phet: Phang Nga: Thap Phut: Ban Tham Thong Lang: Khao Nang Hong N08.546251° E098.577459° Altitude: 100 m.
 
 
Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Hydroporini
 
Siamoporus deharvengi Spangler, 1996
 
The type and only known locality is KK0004 Tham Nayn Noi: Khon Kaen: Chum Phae: Phu Pha Man National Park: Phu Tham Pu N16.829244° E101.984878° Altitude 359 m
 
 

UNCONFIRMED RECORDS

  
Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae
 
Aspidimorpha dorsata (Fabricius, 1787)
 
This species was reported by Borowiec (2009) as being from "Chiang Dao prov., Cave, 18-20 V 2004, 1, Z. Hanc" with the record coming from Miroslav Snižek of Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. This specimen was possibly collected in a cave, or more probably, from Ban Tham. The species is widely distributed in the Oriental region and would be an accidental visitor if it was found in a cave.
 

ERRONEOUS AND DOUBTFUL RECORDS

  
Dermestidae: Attageninae: Attagenini
 
Attagenus unicolor (Braham, 1791)
 
Recorded from SI0008 Tham Chao Ram: Sukhothai: Thung Saliam: Tham Phra Ram Non-Hunting Area N17.208607° E099.464892° by Boonkird et al. (2009) as A. megatoma (Fabricius, 1798).
 
The 'black carpet beetle' is a cosmopolitan species that feeds on plant and animal debris. However, several other species identified by Boonkird et al. (2009) are North American so the identification of this species is suspect.
 
Histeridae: Saprininae: Saprinini
 
Geomysaprinus megatoma
 
Recorded from SI0008 Tham Chao Ram: Sukhothai: Thung Saliam: Tham Phra Ram Non-Hunting Area N17.208607° E099.464892° by Boonkird et al. (2009)
 
No reference to G. megatoma can be found. This is probably a typographical error in Boonkord et al. (2009) or confusion with Attagenus megatoma (Fabricius, 1798). However, several other species identified by Boonkird et al. (2009) are North American so the identification of this species is suspect.
 
Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Hylesinini
 
Hylurgopinus rufipes (Eichoff, 1868)
 
Recorded from SI0008 Tham Chao Ram: Sukhothai: Thung Saliam: Tham Phra Ram Non-Hunting Area N17.208607° E099.464892° by Boonkird et al. (2009)
 
The 'American elm bark beetle' is a native of North America and has been recorded from the northern USA and Canada. However, as several other species identified by Boonkird et al. (2009) are also North American the identification of this species is suspect.

 

Acknowledgements:

I would like to thank Michel Perreau for sending a copy of his paper describing Ptomaphaginus leclerci.
 

References:

 
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