Checklist of the Heteroceridae (Coleoptera) of Louisiana


Matthew L. Gimmel

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA  70803

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Last updated: 08 September 2009


6 genera, 11 species



Centuriatus auromicans (Kiesenwetter, 1851)


                Source: Pacheco (1964: 25) (state record only)


Dampfius collaris (Kiesenwetter, 1851)

                Distribution: Saint Tammany

                Source: Pacheco (1964: 90); Miller (1988: 319) (state record only, as Heterocerus collaris)


Dampfius mexicanus (Sharp, 1882)

                Distribution: Madison

                Source: Pacheco (1964: 91); Miller (1988: 319) (state record only, as Heterocerus mexicanus)


Lanternarius mollinus (Kiesenwetter, 1851)

                Distribution: Ascension, Avoyelles, Caddo, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Plaquemines, Rapides, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Martin, Saint Tammany, Tensas, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

                Source: LSAM (det. W.V. Miller); Pacheco (1964: 53)


Neoheterocerus angustatus (Chevrolat, 1864)

                Distribution: Jefferson, Vermilion

                Source: Pacheco (1964: 63)


Neoheterocerus gnatho (LeConte, 1863)

                Distribution: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Natchitoches, Orleans, Saint Tammany

                Source: LSAM (det. W.V. Miller)


Neoheterocerus intermuralis (Pacheco, 1963)

                Distribution: Vermilion

                Source: Pacheco (1964: 71)


Neoheterocerus pallidus (Say, 1823)

                Distribution: Natchitoches, Tensas

                Source: LSAM (det. W.V. Miller)


Peditatus schwarzi (Horn, 1890)

                Distribution: Jefferson

                Source: Pacheco (1964: 96)


Peditatus texanus Pacheco, 1964

                Distribution: Beauregard, Caddo, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Natchitoches, Orleans

                Source: LSAM (det. W.V. Miller)


Tropicus pusillus (Say, 1823)

                Distribution: Acadia, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Grant, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

                Source: LSAM (det. W.V. Miller; M. Gimmel); Pacheco (1964: 108)



Miller, W.V. 1988. Two new species of Heterocerus from North America, with notes on related species (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 42: 313–320.

Pacheco, M.F. 1964. Sistemática, filogenia y distribución de los heterocéridos de America (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae). Escuela Nacional de Agricultura, Colegio de Post Graduados, Chapingo, Mexico. xii + 155 pp., 55 pls.



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