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
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