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e-ased.org, vol. 34, no. 1, pp.60-63, 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5635/ASED.2018.34.1.040

First Record of the Subcortical Beetle Genus Bitoma (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) in Korea

Seung-Gyu Lee, Jongok Lim*

Affiliation: Division of Forest Biodiversity, Korea National Arboretum, Pocheon 11186, Korea

Abstract: The family Zopheridae Solier consist of members from several previous families, Zopherinae Solier, Monommatinae Blanchard and Colydiinae Erichson, and more than 1,700 described species are placed in the Zopheridae. They are widely distributed in all major biogeographical regions. The zopheridine genus Bitoma Herbst comprise more than 30 species worldwide including four Palaearctic species. A taxonomic study of the genus Bitoma in Korea is presented. The genus Bitoma and its two species, B. crenata (Fabricius) and B. siccana (Pascoe), are new to the Korean Peninsula. A key, diagnoses, habitus photographs, and illustrations of aedeagus of the Korean Bitoma species are provided.

Keyword: Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea, Zopheridae, Bitoma, Korea