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Revision of Cerabilia Laporte, 1867 (Carabidae: Abacetini) of Australia and New Caledonia

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Author/s Will, K.W.
Citation

Will, Kipling W. 2020. Revision of Cerabilia Laporte, 1867 (Carabidae: Abacetini) of Australian and New Caledonia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature. 62: 15-107. https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.62.2020.2019-01

Accepted 30 October 2019
Published online 17 March 2020
Peer reviewed:

Yes

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2204-1478.62.2020.2019-01

Keywords

Loxandrina, Rainforest beetles, inverted aedeagus, Queensland endemic beetles

Abstract

Cerabilia Laporte, 1867 of Australia and New Caledonia are revised. Biliacera, a new subgenus is described for the New Caledonian species. 50 species are newly described bringing the total for the genus to 61 species. From Queensland, Australia 26 species are described in the subgenus Feronista Moore, 1965: Cerabilia (Feronista) australiensis sp. nov., C. (F.) bellensis sp. nov. C. (F.) blatta sp. nov., C. (F.) danbullaensis sp. nov., C. (F.) gigas sp. nov., C. (F.) haigensis sp. nov., C. (F.) iridescens sp. nov., C. (F.) kalkajaka sp. nov., C. (F.) lewisensis sp. nov., C. (F.) loxandroides sp. nov., C. (F.) montivaga sp. nov., C. (F.) moorei sp. nov., C. (F.) mudda sp. nov., C. (F.) oodiformis sp. nov., C. (F.) parva sp. nov., C. (F.) prolixa sp. nov., C. (F.) prosopogmoides sp. nov., C. (F.) reflexa sp. nov., C. (F.) securilata sp. nov., C. (F.) spinifer sp. nov., C. (F.) spuh sp. nov., C. (F.) storeyi sp. nov., C. (F.) stylata sp. nov., C. (F.) tipica sp. nov., C. (F.) uncata sp. nov., and C. (F.) wunduensis sp. nov. The four existing species of Feronista are also redescribed. From New Caledonia 24 Biliacera species are described: Cerabilia Biliacera aite sp. nov., C. (B.) amieuensis sp. nov., C. (B.) apicesecta sp. nov., C. (B.) discosetosa sp. nov., C. (B.) dominatrix sp. nov., C. (B.) drupa sp. nov., C. (B.) edentata sp. nov., C. (B.) espee sp. nov., C. (B.) francisca sp. nov., C. (B.) inversa sp. nov., C. (B.) kanakorum sp. nov., C. (B.) klingonorum sp. nov., C. (B.) koghisensis sp. nov., C. (B.) letalis sp. nov., C. (B.) mouensis sp. nov., C. (B.) nana sp. nov., C. (B.) neocaledonica sp. nov., C. (B.) orbiculata sp. nov., C. (B.) paniensis sp. nov., C. (B.) rubrica sp. nov., C. (B.) ruginosa sp. nov., C. (B.) sternovillosa sp. nov., C. (B.) vitalis sp. nov., and C. (B.) wisei sp. nov. A key to adult beetles of all species, distributional maps, illustrations of the male genitalia, the pronota, and other diagnostic features are provided. Images of all holotype specimens and their labels are provided in an appendix.