Check List 14(4): 681-692, doi: 10.15560/14.4.681
Elateridae (Insecta, Coleoptera) from Tanegashima Island (Ryukyu Islands, Japan)
expand article infoKôichi Arimoto, Reo Itô§
‡ JT Biohistory Research Hall, Takatsuki, Japan§ Oita, Japan
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There are few records of beetles of the family Elateridae from Tanegashima Island, in the Ôsumi Islands, in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, and the elaterid fauna of this island has not been reviewed. We examined newly collected specimens and reviewed the previous records from the island. In field work and from a colleague’s collection, we found 27 species, of which 13 were recorded for the first time on the island. As result 43 species are confirmed from this island and a checklist of all elaterid species from Tanegashima Island is provided.
Elaterid beetles, new distributional records, lowland, geographical boundary, Palearctic region