Checklist of the Limnichidae (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

 

3 genera, 6 species (+ 4 species of probable occurrence)

 


 

Subfamily CEPHALOBYRRHINAE

 

[Throscinus politus Casey, 1889]

                Distribution: probably occurs in Louisiana

                Source: Wooldridge (1981b: 220) (recorded from the shoreline in Galveston, Texas)

 

Throscinus schwarzi Schaeffer, 1904

                Distribution: Cameron, Jefferson

                Source: LSAM (det. M. Gimmel)

 

Subfamily LIMNICHINAE

 

Eulimnichus ater (LeConte, 1854)

                Distribution: Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Grant, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Livingston, Natchitoches, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, Saint Martin, Saint Tammany, Washington

                Source: LSAM (det. M. Gimmel); Wooldridge (1978: 167) (state record only)

 

Eulimnichus nitidulus (LeConte, 1854)

                Distribution: Morehouse

                Source: LSAM (det. M. Gimmel)

 

[Eulimnichus obscurus (LeConte, 1854)]

                Distribution: probably occurs in Louisiana

                Source: Wooldridge (1978: 166) (records from Mississippi and Texas)

 

Eulimnichus optatus Sharp, 1902

                Distribution:

                Source: Wooldridge (1978: 171) (state record only)

 

[Limnichites olivaceus (LeConte, 1854)]

                Distribution: probably occurs in Louisiana

                Source: Wooldridge (1977: 184) (records from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas)

 

[Limnichites punctatus (LeConte, 1854)]

                Distribution: probably occurs in Louisiana

                Source: Wooldridge (1977: 184) (records from Mississippi and Texas)

 

Limnichoderus ovatus (LeConte, 1854)

                Distribution:

                Source: Wooldridge (1981a: 187) (state record only)

 

Limnichoderus seriatus (Casey, 1889)

                Distribution:

                Source: Wooldridge (1981a: 185) (state record only)

 


 

Wooldridge, D.P. 1977. New World Limnichinae III. A revision of Limnichites Casey. Great Lakes Entomologist, 10: 179189.

Wooldridge, D.P. 1978. New World Limnichinae IV. Eulimnichus Casey. A. Synonymies, lectotype designations and redescriptions. Great Lakes Entomologist, 11: 163173.

Wooldridge, D.P. 1981a. New World Limnichinae VI. A revision of Limnichoderus Casey (Coleoptera: Dryopoidea: Limnichidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 54: 171191.

Wooldridge, D.P. 1981b. Three new species of Throscinus LeConte, with notes on other species (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Cephalobyrrhinae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 35: 217222.

 


 

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