Abstract

A survey of Lord Howe Island Coleoptera was conducted by a team from the Australian Museum and the Natural History Museum of Denmark (University of Copenhagen), in February 2017. The primary purpose of the survey was to assess the status of larger species, with the assumption that these are more vulnerable to predation by the introduced rodent Rattus rattus. Critical size was arbitrarily designated 1 cm or more in length. The 32 large species collected are listed here with comments on both their status on the islands and their taxonomy. Nine of these species are newly recorded from the island. The small number of large beetle species collected by a second Australian Museum group working on Balls Pyramid, 22 km from the main island, is also included here. The cerambycid Oricopis insulana (Olliff, 1889) is recorded for the first time since its original collection in the early 1880s.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Reid et al., 2018. Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., Online 26: 53–67
Author
Chris A. M. Reid; Josh Jenkins Shaw; Arn R. Jensen
Year
2018
Title
The Australian Museum Lord Howe Island Expedition 2017—Coleoptera
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (online)
Volume
26
Start Page
53
End Page
67
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.26.2018.1706
Language
EN
Date Published
17 May 2018
Cover Date
17 May 2018
ISSN
ISSN 1835-4211 (online)
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
LORD HOWE ISLAND; INSECTA: COLEOPTERA
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17 May 2018
Available Online
17 May 2018
Reference Number
1706
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