Binhon atrum Pic – a junior synonym of Plastocerus thoracicus, with nomenclatural notes on Plastocerus (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Plastocerinae)

Hájek Jiří, Ivie Michael A., Lawrence John F.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(2): 391-396, 2020
Published online: 17th June 2020
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Abstract: Binhon atrum Pic, 1922, an enigmatic genus and species described in the family Dascillidae based on a single female from Vietnam, is illustrated, diagnosed and formally synonymised with Plastocerus thoracicus Fleutiaux, 1918 (Elateridae: Plastocerinae). The species is recorded from China (Guangxi, Yunnan) for the first time. The taxonomic history of the genus Plastocerus Schaum, 1852 (not Plastocerus LeConte, 1853) with emphasis on its synonyms, is briefly summarised.
Key words: Coleoptera, Dascillidae, Elateridae, Binhon, Plastocerus, new synonym, new records, China, Vietnam, Oriental Region