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Korean Journal of Applied Entomology Vol.59 No.2 pp.129-131

Lissodema plagiatum Lewis (Coleoptera: Salpingidae) New to Korea, with a Key to Korean Species of the Family Salpingidae Leach

Seung-Gyu Lee, Yoon-Ho Kim1*
Division of Forest Biodiversity, Korea National Arboretum, Pocheon 11186, Korea
1Department of Biology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea
February 21, 2020 April 7, 2020 May 15, 2020


Lissodema plagiatum Lewis is newly recorded and L. laevipennis Marseul is removed from the Korean fauna. A habitus photograph and taxonomic note of the newly recorded species are provided, with a key to Korea species of the family Salpingidae Leach.

네무늬구멍썩덩벌레붙이의 국내 첫 보고

이 승규, 김 윤호1*
국립수목원 산림생물다양성연구과


한국산 미기록 종인 네무늬구멍썩덩벌레붙이(Lissodema plagiatum Lewis) (신칭)를 한반도에서 처음으로 보고하고, Lissodema laevipennis Marseul의 한국 기록을 삭제한다. 한국산 썩덩벌레붙이과에 대한 종 검색표와 미기록 종에 대한 사진과 분류학적 의견을 제시한다.

    The genus LissodemaCurtis, 1833 includes 32 species worldwide with 20 Palaearctic species (Pollock and Löbl, 2008;Hallan, 2010;Lee and Lim, 2019). In East Asia, 14 and three species are distributed in Japan and in Russian Far East, respectively (Pollock and Löbl 2008), and Lissodema dolsandoensisLee and Lim, 2019 is the only species recorded in the Korean Peninsula by Lee and Lim (2019).

    While working on Korean Salpingidae, we recognized that Lissodema laevipennisMarseul, 1876 previously recorded by Kim (2018) was a misidentification of Lissodema plagiatumLewis, 1895 after detailed examination of the specimens. Therefore, L. laevipennis is removed from the Korean fauna and L. plagiatum is added to the Korean fauna in this study. We provided a habitus photograph and taxonomic notes of the species, with a key to Korea species of the family Salpingidae Leach.

    Material Examined

    All specimens of Lissodema species used in Kim (2018) were re-examined in this study, and one of them is deposited in the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), Incheon, Korea (specimen number YYSSIN0000015417).

    Taxonomic Accounts

    Genus LissodemaCurtis, 1833 구멍썩덩벌레붙이속 (신칭)

    LissodemaCurtis, 1833: 187 (type species: Lissodema heyana Curtis, 1833 = Salpingus cursorGyllenhal, 1813)

    SpinolissodemaPic, 1919: 3 (type species: Spinolissodema unifasciata Pic, 1919).

    StenoLissodemaDesbrochers des Loges, 1900: 6 (type species: Salpingus lituratusCosta, 1847).

    ChilopeltisSeidlitz, 1916: 424 (type species: Chilopeltis insculpta Seidlitz, 1916).

    Lissodema plagiatumLewis, 1895 네무늬구멍썩덩벌 레붙이 (신칭) (Fig. 1)

    Lissodema plagiatumLewis, 1895: 255; Pollock and Löbl, 2008: 419; Iablokoff-khnzorian, 2008: 212.

    Lissodema (Lissodema) plagiatum: Sasaji, 1988: 31.

    Chilopeltis laevipennis: Kim, 2018: 23 (misidentification).

    Description. See Iablokoff-khnzorian (2008) and Kim (2018) for detailed redescription and diagnostic characters.

    Material examined. 1♀, KOREA: Jeongnam Prov., Nam won-si, Ayeong-myeon, Inpung-ri, 19 v 2009, JG Lee, YH Kim, on logs; 4♀♀, KOREA: Gyeongnam Prov., Hapcheongun, Gaya-myeon, Mt. Gayasan, 15 vii-05 viii 2016, JW Lee, wetland.

    Distribution. Korea (new record), Japan and Russian Far East.

    Remarks. This species is recorded for the first time in Korea. They are omitted here because detailed redescription and illustrations of diagnostic characters of this species were provided in previous studies (Sasaji, 1988;Iablokoff-khnzorian, 2008;Kim, 2018).

    Species removed from the Korean fauna

    Lissodema laevipennisMarseul, 1876

    Lissodema laevipennisMarseul, 1876: 331; Iablokoffkhnzorian, 2008: 212.

    Chilopeltis laevipennis: Seidlitz, 1916: 353; Pollock and Löbl 2008: 418.

    Platylissodema laevipennis: Blair, 1919: 118.

    Lissodema (Chilopeltis) laevipennis: Sasaji, 1988: 31.

    Distribution. Japan.

    Remarks. This species had been placed as a species of the genus Chilopeltis Seidlitz, but the genus was synonymized under the genus Lissodema Curtis by Iablokoff-khnzorian (2008).

    The Korean record of this species by Kim (2018) is an incorrect identification of Lissodema plagiatum Lewis. Lissomdema laevipennis can be distinguished from L. plagiatum by characters of elytra without punctate-striate and shape of pronotum. The species is currently reported only in Japan, but is most likely to be distributed in Korea because of a widely distributed species in Japanese Archipelago.

    Key to Korean species of the family Salpingidae Leach (modified Kim, 2018)

    • 1. Procoxal cavity narrowly open behind; meso- and metacoxal cavities moderately to widely separated; elytra without punctate-striate (genus Elacatis) ····················· 2

      • - Procoxal cavity widely open behind; meso- and metacoxal cavities contiguous to narrowly separated; elytra with punctate- striate ····························································· 3

    • 2. Body length 3.5-7.5 mm; antennae distinctly longer than head width; pronotum distinctly wider than head ··········· ······························································ Elacatis kraatzi

      • - Body length 2.7-4.8 mm; antennae about as long as head width; pronotum about as wide as head ·········· E. ocularis

    • 3. Head without distinct rostrum; lateral margins of pronotum with ridge or denticle; elytra with maculation (genus Lissodema) ·································································· 4

      • - Head with distinct rostrum; lateral margins of pronotum without ridge or denticle; elytra without maculation ···· ··············································· Salpingus depressifrons

    • 4. Body length less than 2.0 mm; antennomere 10 slightly transverse; pronotum transverse, with distinct ridge ······ ·············································· Lissodema dolsandoensis

      • - Body length more than 2.5 mm; antennomere 10 distinctly elongate; pronotum about as wide as long, with relatively indistinct ridge ············································ L. plagiatum


    This work was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), funded by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea.


    Habitus of Lissodema plagiatum, female (3.2 mm).


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