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A review of the Japanese Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)

Entomological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University, Tarumi 3–5–7, Matsuyama, 790–8566 Japan Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, Louisiana State University AgCenter, 404 Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, U.S.A
Coleoptera Cybocephalidae Cybocephalus Pastillus Japan taxonomy new record new species new synonym


The Cybocephalidae of Japan is taxonomically treated. The following four species are recognized: Cybocephalus (Cybocephalus) nipponicus Endrödy-Younga, 1971, C. (C.) politissimus Reitter, 1898, C. (C.) chlorocapitis sp. nov., and Pastillus eminentithorax sp. nov. Also, species of the genus Pastillus are first recorded from the Palaearctic Region, and C. (C.) politissimus is first recorded from Japan. Cybocephalus (C.) flavocapitis Smith 2007 is newly designated as a junior synonym of C. (C.) politissimus Reitter, syn. nov. All species are described or redescribed. Dorsal habitus images, illustrations of male and female genitalia, and other important diagnostic characters are provided for all species. A key for identification of all Japanese taxa is also given.


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