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Korean Journal of Applied Entomology Vol.51 No.3 pp.281-283

한국산 수상성(樹上性) 먼지벌레의 1 미기록 종 보고

박종균, 박진영, 변봉규1
경북대학교 생태환경대학 생물응용학과,
1한남대학교 생명나노과학대학 생명시스템과학과


Peliocypas miwai (Jedlicka)의 국내 분포를 처음 확인함으로써 동시에 Peliocypas 속 또한 처음 발견 되었다. 미기록 종의 외부형태적 특징 및 종 정보를 사진과 함께 간략하게 기술하였다.

A Truncatipennes Gound Beetle, Peliocypas miwai (Jedlicka) (Coleoptera: Carabidae), new to Korea

Jong Kyun Park, Jinyoung Park, Bong Kyu Byun1
Department of Applied Biology, Kyungpook National University
1Department of Biological Science & Biotechnology, Hannam Universiry
( Received January 16 2012; Revised July 5 2012 Accepted July 6 2012 )


The genus and species, Peliocypas miwai (Jedlicka) are documented for the first time in Korea. Diagnostic characters andhabitus photograph are presented.


 The genus Peliocypas Schmidt-Goebel contains 67 species from the world (Anonymous, 2012), whereas Bousquet et al. (2003) listed 16 species. These huge differences must be more detail confirmation works by specimens. Most species are distributed in the Palaearctic and Oriental regions (generally countries located in southern part of China, Japan to India, see Jedlicka, 1963; Habu, 1983). P. miwai (Jedlicka) was record only in Japan (Habu, 1983, Ueno et al., 1985).

 Members of the P. miwai inhabit the tree and feed on small insects using sharp mandibles and claws. They are characterized by very small body, long curved stylus segment in female and one pair of distinct setae present on mid-eye level of head (Habu, 1983) and active behavior.

Systematic accounts

 Subfamily Lebiinae Bonelli, 1810

Tribe Lebiini Bonelli, 1810 

 Genus Peliocypas Schmidt-Goebel
Nat. Mus. Mit. Mehr., Schmidt-Gobel, 1846: 33. type species: Peliocypas suturalis.
Demetridula Chaudoir, 1878: 160 type species: Demetridula pallida
Tetragonica Motschulsky, 1859: 26 type species: Tetragonica fusca
Trichocypas Jeannel, 1949: 991 type species: Peliocypas luridus
Peliocypas miwai (Jedlicka, 1940) (Fig. 1)
Risophilus miwai Jedlicka, 1940, Neue Carab. aus Ostasien, XIII Teil.: 14 (Japan).
Risophilus miwai : Jedlicka, 1963: 403, 408-409; Shibata, 1964: 41-43.
Peliocypas (Peliocypas) miwai : Habu, 1967: 208-210; Habu, 1975: 81; Habu, 1983: 125.

Fig. 1. Dorsal view of Peliocypas miwai from Mt. Bohyunsan.


 Diagnosis: Body size 4.0 mm, Head and pronotum yellowish brown. Antennae, maxillary and labial palpus, legs more or less light colour than head. Ventral side of head with one pair of distinct setae at mid-eye level. Antennae without densely small seta to 3rd segment. Elytra with brownish long spot from basal area to 2/3 part of elytra, width of basal spot extended to 1/3 of interval five, with one pore on 3rd interval at adjoining fourth interval line. Claws with four sharp spins in inner side, third and forth tarsal segment divided and elongated widely.

Material examined

 Material examined : 1 ex., 20, X, 2011, Mt. Bohyunsan (Jukjeon-ri, Hwabuk-myeon, Yeongcheon city, E 128 54’ 59.35” N 36 09’ 02.76”), GB, Korea. Coll. J.K.Park.


 By morphological characteristics of elytral long spot, head colour, antennal seta and head ventral seta etc, this species was distinctly identified (Habu, 1983; Ueno et al., 1985).


 Distribution: Korea (new record), Japan.


 This research is supported by “The Survey of Korean Indigenous Species” supported by National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) of Ministry of Environment of Korea.


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