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A revised subfamily classification of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera)
Various taxa which had been included in Tenebrionidae are excluded, amongst which Syrphetodes, Brouniphylax, Exohadrus, Arthopus, Cotulades, Docalis, and Latometus have not previously been formally excluded. Expand
Coleoptera: family-group review and keys to identification
Dealing with coleoptera, this is one of a series which presents New Zealand's invertebrate fauna. Each volume contains a checklist of the taxa, an introduction to the group, descriptions of the taxa,Expand
Area codes for recording specimen localities in the New Zealand subregion
More general area codes are added for the North Island (NO), South Island (SO), New Zealand (NZ), and the Ross Dependency in Antarctica. Expand
Recording specimen localities in New Zealand: An arbitrary system of areas and codes defined
A 2‐letter code system is designed primarily for use on specimen labels of the New Zealand National Arthropod Collection, and introduces a more reliable basis for the sorting and documentation of specimens. Expand
The Terrestrial Insects
Insects are by far the most specifically numerous group of animals in New Zealand, and include forms vital in processes of litter breakdown and soil formation, in degradation of logs and carcases, and in generally scavenging and cleaning the environment. Expand
Tenebrionidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): catalogue of types and keys to taxa.
New Zealand's fauna of the family Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) is recorded in a synonymic catalogue, presented alphabetically, which includes data on the primary type specimens. The composition of theExpand
Observations on foods of kiore (Rattus exulans) found in husking stations on northern offshore islands of New Zealand
On four northern offshore islands of New Zealand remains of plant foods left in husking stations and in the open included seeds, leaf laminae, shoots, bark, flowers and root bases, and all stages of both small social and large solitary insects were eaten. Expand
The Cromwell chafer, Prodontria lewisi, is a flightless chafer beetle whose natural range appears not to have been more than 500 hectares and which now, because of habitat destruction andExpand
Relationships of Actizeta and Cnemeplatiini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
A key to subtribes and genera is presented, and Actizeta is described from adult and larval characters, and the tribe Idisiini is identified as the most probable sister‐group on the basis of resemblances particularly in female genitalia and larvae. Expand
1981 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS New Zealand beetles
Current and recent work and publications by coleopterists on the New Zealand fauna are outlined briefly, including studies to be published soon in the “Fauna of New Zealand” series. Expand