A taxonomic review of the genus Acteniceromorphus Kishii, 1955 (Coleoptera; Elateridae) in Korea

  • Han, Taeman ;
  • Park, In Gyun ;
  • Park, Haechul
  • Received : 2019.09.26
  • Accepted : 2015.11.03
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The genus Acteniceromorphus is taxonomically reviewed for the first time in Korea. From the previously recorded three species, two species, A. selectus (Candèze, 1894) and A. fulvipennis (Lewis, 1894) are confirmed as misidientification of species which are endemic to Japan. Another species, A. chlamydatus (Lewis, 1894) is unavailable any Korean specimens. Additionally, we found A. ferrugineipennis (Candèze, 1879) as new to Korea. We also provide a comparison of DNA barcoding for two species previously misidentified and the newly recorded species, except A. chlamydatus. DNA barcoding result shows that each species is clearly delimited at species-level from each other by large interspecific genetic distance over 7.2%.


Coleoptera;Elateridae;Acteniceromorphus;A. ferrugineipennis;DNA barcodes;Korea


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