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Coleoptera (Beetles)

 
 

Family: Anthribidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile

Homoeodera nodulipennis

Wollaston, 1877

Gnarled broad-headed weevil

pre-1878

St. Helena

Extinct

Access

Urodontidius enigmaticus

Louw, 1993

-

-

South Africa

Rediscovered

Access

Valenfriesia rotundata

(Wollaston, 1877)

Rotund fungus weevil

March 1967

St. Helena

Extinct

Access

 

Family: Bothrideridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile

Ascetoderes strigatus

(Arrow, 1900)

-

pre-1901

Christmas Island, Australia

Missing

Access

 

 

Family: Brachinidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Brachinus solidipalpis Tian & Deuve, 2007 - 1843 Manila, Philippines Missing Access

 

 

Family: Buprestidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Agrilus toyoshimai Toyama, 1988   (rediscovered) Honshu, Japan Rediscovered Access
Castiarina insculpta Carter, 1934 Miena jewel beetle (rediscovered) Central Plateau, Tasmania, Australia Rediscovered Access
Melobasis empyria Olliff, 1889 - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access

 

Family: Carabidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile

Aplothorax burchelli

Waterhouse, 1841 (1842?)

-

1967

St. Helena

Extinct

Access

Atelothrus transiens

Sharp, 1903

Transient atelothrus ground beetle

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Bembidion derelictus

Alluaud, 1926

-

1888

Flores, Azores

Extinct

Access

Bembidion palosverdes

Kavanaugh & Erwin, 1992

Palos Verdes intertidal minute carabid beetle

(rediscovered)

Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Bembidion sublimbatus

Wollaston,1877

-

?

High Central Ridge, St Helena

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia agonoides

Sharp, 1903

-

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia anomala

(Blackburn, 1878)

-

(rediscovered)

Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Blackburnia blaptoides

Blackburn, 1878

-

pre-1901

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia burneyi

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia cryptipes

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia godzilla

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia haleakala

Liebherr, 2000

-

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia insignis

Sharp, 1903

-

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia lenta

Sharp, 1903

-

(rediscovered)

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Blackburnia menehune

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia metromenoides

Perkins, 1917

Waianae Mountains ground beetle

?

Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia micantipennis

Sharp, 1903

Kauai ground beetle, Waimea ground beetle

1935

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia mothra

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia mystica

Blackburn, 1877

Mystical ground beetle

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia oceanica

Blackburn, 1877

Koolau Mountains ground beetle, Oceanic ground beetle

?

Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia octoocellata

(Karsch, 1881)

-

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia ovata

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia rugosa

Liebherr & Porch, 2015

-

late Holocene

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Extinct

Access

Blackburnia sharpi

Blackburn, 1878

-

1902

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia tantalus

Blackburn, 1877

Oahu ground beetle

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia terebrata

Blackburn, 1881

-

?

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Blackburnia transiens

Sharp, 1903

Transient ground beetle

?

Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Missing

Access

Bradycellus chavesi

Alluaud, 1919

-

1918

São Miguel Island, Azores

Extinct

Access

Bryanites graeffii

Liebherr, 2017

-

pre-1871

Samoa

Extinct

Access

Calathus extensicollis

Putzeys, 1863 (1873?)

-

1930

Pico, Azores

Extinct

Access

Calathus vicenteorum

Schatzmayr, 1937

-

1985

São Miguel Island, Azores

Extinct

Access

Cicindelidia floridana

Cartwright, 1939

Miami scabrous tiger beetle, Floridan tiger beetle, Miami tiger beetle

(rediscovered)

Miami, Florida, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Cicindela chlorocephala smythi

Harris, 1913

Smyth's tiger beetle, Smyth’s lime-headed tiger beetle

June 1912

Padre Island, Texas, USA

Extinct

Access

Cicindela hirticollis abrupta

Casey, 1913

Sacramento Valley hairy-necked beetle

c.1984

Sacramento Valley, California, USA

Extinct

Access

Cicindela latesignata obliviosa

Casey, 1913

Oblivious tiger beetle, Western beach tiger beetle

c.1980?

California, USA

Missing or invalid (synonym)

Access

Cicindela tranquebarica ssp. nov. 'San Joaquin'

-

San Joaquin tiger beetle

?

California, USA

Missing

Access

Clivina morio

Dejean, 1831

-

(rediscovered)

USA

Rediscovered

Access

Cylindera uudata

(Horn, 1915)

-

(rediscovered)

Durango, Mexico

Rediscovered

Access

Cymindis alutacea

Wollaston, 1867

-

(rediscovered)

São Nicolau, Cape Verde Islands

Rediscovered

Access

Harpalus prosperus

Basilewsky, 1972

-

1960's

St. Helena

Missing

Access

Holcaspis brevicula 

Butcher, 1984

Eyrewell ground beetle

2005

Eyrewell Forest, Canterbury Plains, New Zealand

Missing

Access

Horologion speokites

Valentine, 1932

Arbuckle Cave ground beetle

?

West Virginia, USA

Missing

Access

Ishikawatrechus intermedius

Ueno, 1957

Kadota Chibi blind ground beetle

(rediscovered)

Kôchi Prefecture, Shikoku, Japan

Rediscovered

Access

Lacordairia fugax

(Olliff, 1889)

-

?

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia

Missing

Access

Laemostenus libanensis

(Piochard de la Brûlerie, 1876)

-

(rediscovered)

Lebanon

Rediscovered

Access

Leistus punctatissimus

Breit, 1914

-

(rediscovered)

Italy

Rediscovered

Access

Mecodema costellum sp. nov. 'South Canterbury'

-

South Canterbury weevil

?

South Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Missing

Access

Mecodema costellum ssp. nov. 'spelles'

-

Paturau Caves mecodema weevil

Before 1840?

Paturau Caves, Nelson (northwest), South Island, New Zealand

Extinct

Access

Mecodema punctellum

Broun, 1921

Stephens Island weevil

1931

Stephens Island, New Zealand

Extinct

Access

Mecodema sp. nov. 'South Canterbury'

-

South Canterbury weevil

?

South Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Missing

Access

Mecyclothorax nubicola

Blackburn (year?)

-

(rediscovered)

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Mecyclothorax rusticus

Sharp (year?)

-

(rediscovered)

Hawaiian Islands, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Megadromus sp. nov. 'South Island'

-

-

subfossil

South Island, New Zealand

Missing

Access

Metromenus cuneipennis

Blackburn, 1877

Wedge-winged metromenus ground beetle

-

O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Nurus atlas

(Laporte, 1867)

-

-

Australia

Rediscovered

Access

Nurus brevis

Motschulsky, 1865

-

-

Australia

Rediscovered

Access

Platynus dissipatus

Scudder, 1890

-

Late Pleistocene

Canada

Extinct

Access

Pseudanophthalmus fowlerae

Barr, 1980

Fowler's cave beetle

-

Tennessee, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Pseudanophthalmus insularis

Barr, 1959

Bakers Station cave beetle

-

Tennessee, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Pseudanophthalmus krameri

Krekeler, 1973

Kramer's cave beetle

?

Cave Hill Cave, Ohio, USA

Extinct

Access

Pseudanophthalmus krekeleri

Barr, 1965

Rich Mountain cave beetle

1985

West Virginia, USA

Extinct

Access

Pseudanophthalmus parvus

Krekeler, 1973

Tatum Cave beetle

1965

Marion County, Kentucky, USA

Missing

Access

Pseudanophthalmus paulus

Barr, 1981

Noblett's cave beetle

-

Tennessee, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Pseudanophthalmus tiresias

Barr, 1959

Soothsayer cave beetle

-

Tennessee, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Pseudanophthalmus tullahoma

Barr, 1959

Duck River Cave ground beetle

?

Tennessee, USA

Missing

Access

Pseudomyas doramasensis Uyttenboogaart, 1929   1927 Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Missing Access

Pterostichus destitutus

Scudder, 1890

-

Late Pleistocene

Canada

Extinct

Access

Rakantrechus elegans

Uéno, 1960

Kozono blind chibi beetle

1955?

Kozono, Tsukumi city, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan

Missing

Access

Rhadine ozarkensis

Sanderson & Miller, 1941

Ozark Cave ground beetle

(rediscovered)

Fincher('s) Cave, Washington County, Arkansas, USA

Rediscovered

Access

Trechus balsamensis

Barr, 1962

Plott Balsam Mountains ground beetle

?

North Carolina, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus carolinae

Schaeffer, 1901

Black Mountains ground beetle

?

North Carolina, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus luculentus luculentus

Barr, 1962

Bright ground beetle

?

North Carolina & Tennessee, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus luculentus unicoi

Barr, 1979

Unicoi Mountains ground beetle

?

North Carolina & Tennessee, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus mitchellensis

Barr, 1962

Mitchell's ground beetle

?

North Carolina, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus novaculosus

Barr, 1962

Great Smoky Mountains ground beetle

?

North Carolina & Tennessee, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus roanicus

Barr, 1962

Roan Mountain ground beetle

?

North Carolina & Tennessee, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus rosenbergi

Barr, 1962

Rosenberg's ground beetle

?

North Carolina, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus satanicus

Barr, 1962

Satanic ground beetle

?

North Carolina, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus subtilis

Barr, 1962

Fine ground beetle

?

North Carolina, USA

Extinct

Access

Trechus torretassoi

Jeannel, 1937

-

1985

São Miguel Island, Azores

Extinct

Access

 

Family: Cerambycidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Anoplophora ogasawaraensis Makihara, 1976 Ogasawara longhorn beetle 2 June 1915 Ogasawara Islands (=Bonin Islands) (island unknown) Missing Access
Diseoblax wrightii (Waterhouse, 1880) Gros moutouc du filao 1950's? Seychelles Extinct Access
Elasmotena insulana (Olliff, 1890) - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access
Oricopis insulana (Olliff, 1890) - - Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Rediscovered Access
Paradeucalion desertarum (Wollaston, 1854)   ? Ihlas Desertas, Madeira, Macaronesia Missing Access

Romulus globosus

Knull, 1948 - (rediscovered) Florida, USA Rediscovered Access
Somatidia pulchella Olliff, 1889 - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access
Xylotoles wollastoni (White, 1856) - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access

 

Family: Chrysomelidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Chrysolina fragariae (Wollaston, 1854) - (rediscovered) Madeira Rediscovered Access
Sphenoraia chujoi Lee, 2014 Sôzan beetle 1936 Sôzan, Taiwan Extinct Access

 

Family: Cicindelidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Jansenia laeticolor (W. Horn, 1904) - (rediscovered) Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Pometon bolivianus Huber, 1999   (rediscovered) Bolivia Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Cleridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Cormodes darwinii Pascoe, 1860 - - Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Coccinellidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Henosepilachna nativitatis (Arrow, 1900) - pre-1900 Christmas Island, Australia Missing Access
Micraspis flavovittata Crotch, 1874 - (rediscovered) Victoria, Australia Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Curculionidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Anagotus sp. nov. 'Fred Cave' - Fred Cave Anagotus weevil ? Waitomo, North Island, New Zealand Extinct Access
Anchonocranus oleae Marshall, 1912   (rediscovered) South Africa Rediscovered Access
Bagous lyali Caldara & O'Brien, 1998 - 5 July 1934 Hula Valley, Israel Missing Access
Cossonus variipennis Gahan, 1900 - ? Christmas Island, Australia Missing Access
Curculio caryatrypes (Boheman, 1843) Larger chesnut weevil 1956 Canada & USA Extinct Access
Dryophthorus distinguendus Perkins, 1900 - 1961 Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Dryotribus mimeticus Horn, 1873 - 1953 French Frigate Shoals, Johnston Island, Laysan and Wake Island, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Dryotribus wilderi Perkins, 1916 - June 1962 Hawaiian Islands, USA (French Frigate Shoals, Kure, Laysan & Pearl and Hermes) Missing Access
Hadramphus tuberculatus Pascoe, 1877 Canterbury knobbed weevil, Spaniard weevil, Banks Peninsula speargrass weevil (rediscovered) Canterbury Plains, South Island, New Zealand Rediscovered Access
Hadramphus sp. nov. 'Westland caves' - - subfossil Westland Caves area, South Island, New Zealand Missing Access
Howeotranes insularis (Pascoe, 1874) - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access
Hybomorphus melanosomus Saunders & Jekel, 1855 Lord Howe Island ground weevil June 1869 or before? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access
Leptopius etheridgei (Olliff, 1889) - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access
Megacolabus sculpturatus Broun, 1893 Akaroa weevil pre-1894 Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand Extinct Access
Neocnemis occidentalis Crotch, 1867 - 1865 Santa Maria, Azores Extinct Access
Nesiobius barbatus Wollaston, 1877 - 1880 St. Helena Extinct Access
Nesiobius breviusculus Wollaston, 1877 - ? St. Helena Extinct Access
Nesiobius fimbriatus Wollaston, 1887 Fringed nesiobius weevil ? St. Helena Extinct Access
Nesotocus kauaiensis Perkins, 1900 Kauai nesotocus weevil ? Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Ogasawarazo daitoensis Voss, 1971 - - Japan Rediscovered Access
Oodemas laysanensis Fullaway, 1914 Laysan weevil 1964 or June 1990 Laysan, Midway, Nihoa and Necker Island, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Orthorhinus lateralis Pascoe, 1882 - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access
Pentarthrum blackburni Sharp, 1878 Blackburn's weevil 1961 Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Prothrombosternus tarsalis Voss, 1965 - (rediscovered) Rubeho Mountains, Tanzania Rediscovered Access
Rhyncogonus bryani Perkins, 1919 Bryan's weevil 1911 Laysan Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Rhyncogonus extraneus Perkins, 1910 - 16 January 1941 O'ahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Rhyncogonus "tarakoi" - Tarakoi weevil 1985 (1987?) Tarakoi islet, Austral Islands Missing Access
Thotmus halli Broun, 1910 Hall's weevil, Pitt Island weevil 1906-1908 Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, New Zealand Missing Access
Torishimazo minamiiwoensis Morimoto, 2015 - - Minami Iwo-jima, Japan Rediscovered Access
Trigonoscuta rossi Pierce, 1975 Fort Ross weevil 1975 Fort Ross, California, USA Missing Access
Trigonoscuta yorbalindae Pierce, 1975 Yorba Linda weevil 1975 Yorba Linda area, California, USA Missing Access
Tychanopais sp. nov. 'Fred Cave' - Fred Cave tychanopais weevil ? Waitomo, North Island, New Zealand Extinct Access
Tymbopiptus valeas Kuschel, 1987 - 1680 +/- 50 years BP New Zealand Extinct Access
Xestophasis xerophilus Decelle & Voss 1972 - pre-2003 St. Helena Missing Access
Xyleborus pele Samuelson, 1981 - - Hawaiian Islands, USA Rediscovered Access
Xyleborus pleiades
Samuleson, 1981   - Maui & Moloka‘i, Hawaiian Islands, USA Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Dytiscidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Acilius sinensis Peschet, 1915 - (rediscovered) Yunnan Province, China Extinct Access
Coelhydrus brevicollis Sharp, 1882 - (rediscovered) South Africa Rediscovered Access
Copelatus duodecimstriatus Aubé, 1838 - (rediscovered) Mascarene Islands Rediscovered Access
Copelatus thiriouxi Peschet, 1917 - (rediscovered) Mascarene Islands Rediscovered Access
Hydroporus compunctus Wollaston, 1865 - ? Canary Islands, North Africa Missing Access
Hydroporus spangleri Gordon, 1981 Spangler's diving beetle, Spangler's hydroporus diving beetle ? Utah, USA Missing Access
Hydroporus utahensis Gordon, 1981 Utah hydroporus diving beetle ? Utah, USA Missing Access
Hydrotarsus pilosus Guignot, 1949 - ? Canary Islands, North Africa Missing Access
Hygrotus artus Fall, 1919 Mono Lake diving beetle ? California, USA Missing Access
Hygrotus sylvanus (Fall, 1917) - 1979 USA Extinct Access
Ilybius samokovi Nilsson & Fery, 1993 - (rediscovered) Rila Mountains, Bulgaria Rediscovered Access

Megadytes ducalis Sharp, 1882

Sharp, 1882 - late 1800's Bahia (southern), Brazil Missing Access
Rhantus orbignyi Balke, 1992 - (rediscovered) Argentina & Brazil Rediscovered Access
Rhantus papuanus Balfour-Browne, 1939 - 1919 Papua New Guinea Extinct Access
Rhantus plantaris Sharp, 1882 - (rediscovered) New Zealand Rediscovered Access
Siettitia balsetensis Abeille de Perrin, 1904 Perrin's cave beetle, Perrin's cave coleoptera 1950's (1994?) France Extinct Access
Stictonectes canariensis Machado, 1987 - ? Canary Islands, North Africa Missing Access
Stygoporus oregonensis Larson and LaBonte, 1994   - Oregon, USA Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Elateridae (Click Beetles)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Cardiophorus robustus LeConte, 1853 - (rediscovered) USA Rediscovered Access
Dilobitarsus pendleburyi Fleutiaux, 1934 - (rediscovered) Malay Peninsula, Malaysia and Sumatra, Indonesia Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Elmidae (Rifle Beetles)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Heterelmis stephani Brown, 1972 Stephan's riffle beetle, Stephan's heterelmis riffle beetle 1993 Arizona, USA Extinct Access

 

Family: Erirhinidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Echinocnemus reitteri Schilsky, 1907 - 1904 Israel Missing Access
Echinocnemus sahlbergi Schilsky, 1911 - 1904 Israel Missing Access

 

Family: Eucnemidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Paleoxenus dohrni Horn, 1878 Dohrn's elegant beetle, Dohrn's elegant eucnemid beetle ? San Gabriel Mountains, California, USA Extinct Access

 

Family: Haliplidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Algophilus lathridoides Zimmermann, 1924 Table Mountain hairy crawling water beetle ? Simons Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa Missing Access
Haliplus nitens LeConte, 1850 Disjunct crawling water beetle 1913 North America Extinct Access

 

Family: Hydraenidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hydraena sappho Janssens, 1965 - ? Hawaiin Islands, USA Missing Access
Limnebius aridus Perkins, 1980 Animas (limnebius) minute moss beetle 1952 New Mexico, USA Extinct Access
Limnebius canariensis d'Orchymont, 1938 - ? Canary Islands, North Africa Missing Access
Limnebius texanus Perkins, 1980 Texas (limnebius) minute moss beetle ? Texas, USA Extinct Access
Limnebius utahensis Perkins, 1980 Utah (limnebius) minute moss beetle 1947 Utah, USA Extinct Access
Ochthebius putnamensis Blatchley, 1910 Indiana (ochthebius) minute moss beetle pre-1911 Indiana, USA Extinct Access
Sebasthetops omaliniformis Jäch, 1998 - - South Africa Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Hydrophilidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Allocotocerus mistus d'Orchymont, 1939 Table Mountain water scavenger beetle ? Table Mountain, Western Cape Province, South Africa Missing Access
Protistolophus spangleri Short, 2010 - (rediscovered) Venezuela (southern) Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Hygrobiidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hygrobia davidi Bedel, 1883 Chinese screech beetle, David's water hygrobia 1873 (1883?) Jiangxi Province, China Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Lampyridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Photuris bethaniensis McDermott, 1953 Bethany Beach firefly (rediscovered) Sussex County, Delaware, USA Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Leiodidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Aglyptinus agathidioides Blair, 1930 Potters Bar beetle, Round fungus beetle 14 April 1912 Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England Extinct Access

 

Family: Limnichidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Ersachus erichsonianus Sharp, 1902 - - Veracruz, Mexico Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Lucanidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Colophon thunbergi Barnard, 1932 - - Cape Province, South Africa Rediscovered Access
Lissotes crenatus
(Westwood, 1855) - - Tasmanian, Australia Rediscovered Access
Sclerostomulus nitidus
(Benesh, 1955)   - Cerro Poqui, Chile Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Meloidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Tetraolytta gerardi (Pic)   (rediscovered) Brazil Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Melolonthidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Bothynus cribrarius (Fairmaire, 1878) - - Atlantic Forest, Brazil Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Melyridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Trichochrous kernensis (Blaisdell, 1926) - - California, USA Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Mordellidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Tomoxia howensis Lea, 1917 - ? Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Missing Access

 

Family: Nitidulidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Apetasimus atratus
(Scott in Sharp and Scott, 1908) - 1894 or later Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Apetasimus expers (Blackburn in Blackburn and Sharp, 1885) - ? Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Apetasimus guttatus (Sharp, 1881) - ? Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Apetasimus kauaiensis (Scott in Sharp & Scott, 1908) - 1894 or later Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Apetasimus sordidus (Sharp, 1881) - ? Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Apetasimus subalatus (Scott in Sharp & Scott, 1908) - ? Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Meligethes salvan Audisio, De Biase & Antonini, 2003 - (rediscovered) Italy Rediscovered Access
Nesopeplus serratus Scott, 1908 Souring beetle c. 40 years ago Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access

 

 

Family: Rutelidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Balanogonia constricta Paucar-Cabrera   (rediscovered) Mexico Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Scarabaeidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Ahermodontus bischoffi (Všetečka, 1939) - (rediscovered) Albania Extinct Access
Anomala tibialis Schaeffer, 1906 Padre Island tibial scarab, Tibial scarab 19 May 1976 Padre Island, Texas, USA Missing Access
Anomis vulpicolor (Meyrick, 1928) Red Anomis noctuid moth, Fox-coloured owlet moth ? Hawai’i, Moloka’i, and O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA Missing Access
Coenonycha globosa McClay, 1943 - (rediscovered) Washington, USA Rediscovered Access
Copris pristinus Pierce, 1946 - Late Pleistocene Los Angeles, California, USA Extinct Access
Eodrepanus coopei Barbero, Palestrini & Roggero, 2009 - c.118,000 yBP England Extinct Access
Eophileurus convexus (Arrow in Andrews, 1900) - ? Christmas Island, Australia Missing Access
Hoplia walterrossii Sabatinelli in Baraud, 1992   - Molise, Italy (southern) Rediscovered Access
Onthophagus everestae Pierce, 1946 - Late Pleistocene Los Angeles, California, USA Extinct Access
Onthophagus pilauco Tello et al., 2021   ~15.2 k cal yr BP Chile Extinct Access
Oryctes chevrolatii Guérin-Méneville, 1844   ? Mauritius, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Oryctes minor Waterhouse, 1876   ? Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Oryctes tarandus (Olivier, 1789)   ? Mauritius, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Paracryptocanthon borgmeieri Vulcano, Pereira & Martinez, 1976 - (rediscovered) Brazil Rediscovered Access
Phanaeus violetae Zunino, 2013   Late Pleistocene Ecuador Extinct Access
Prodontria sp. nov. 'New Zealand' - - ? New Zealand Extinct Access
Scarabaeus cancer (Arrow, 1919) - (rediscovered) Kuando Kubango Province, Angola Rediscovered Access
Stenosternus costatus Karsch, 1881 - (rediscovered) São Tomé, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Silphidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Nicrophorus hispaniola Sikes & Peck, 2000 - (rediscovered) Dominican Republic, Hispaniola Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Aleochara repetita Sharp, 1887   - Brazil & Panamá Rediscovered Access
Batriasymmodes parki Barr, 1987 Antloving beetle ? Neely Farm Cave, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA Extinct Access
Batrisodes profundus Park, 1956 Profound Cave rove beetle ? Alabama, USA Missing Access
'Cafius' gigas Lea, 1929 - ? Mount Lidgbird, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia Extinct Access
Darwinilus sedarisi Chatzimanolis, 2018 - Between 6 September 1832 and 17 October 1832 Bahía Blanca, Argentina Missing Access
Mastopsenius australis Seevers, 1945 - - Northern Territory & Queensland, Australia Rediscovered Access
Oxyporus flohri Sharp, 1887 - - Guatemala & Veracruz, México Rediscovered Access
Paraneseuthia holzneri (Franz) - - Japan Rediscovered Access

 

Family: Tenebrionidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Alphasida nitida Bedel, 1918 - - Morocco Rediscovered Access
Asida septemsis (Pérez Vera, Ruiz & Avila, 2012) - - Morocco Rediscovered Access
Coniontis remnans Pierce, 1954 - Late Pleistocene Rancho La Brea Tar Pit, California, USA Missing Access
Helenomelas basilewskyi Ardoin, 1972 - 1960's St. Helena Extinct Access
Hymenophorus candeli (Pardo-Alcaide, 1978) - - Morocco Rediscovered Access
Nesotes azoricus (Crotch, 1867) - 1930 São Miguel Island, Azores Extinct Access
Penthicoides seriatoporus Fairmaire, 1896 - - Karnataka, India Rediscovered Access
Tarphiophasis wollastoni Ardoin, 1972 - pre-2003 St. Helena Missing Access

 

Family: Trogidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Trox youngai Strümpher & Scholtz, 2011 - ? South Africa Missing Access

 

Family: Trogossitidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Tenebroides atiu
Kolibáč & Porch, 2020 - c. 1400 yBP Atiu, Cook Islands Extinct Access
Tenebroides mihiura Kolibáč & Porch, 2020 - c. 2000-2500 yBP Tubuai, Austral Islands, French Polynesia Extinct Access
Tenebroides moorea Kolibáč & Porch, 2020 - c. 3000-4000 yBP Mo’orea, Society Islands, French Polynesia Extinct Access
Tenebroides raivavae Kolibáč & Porch, 2020 - c. 1000-1500 yBP Raivavae, Austral Islands, French Polynesia Extinct Access
Tenebroides rimatara Kolibáč & Porch, 2020 - c. 3500 yBP Rimatara, Austral Islands, French Polynesia Extinct Access
Tenebroides tubuai Kolibáč & Porch, 2020 - c. 2000-2500 yBP Tubuai, Austral Islands, French Polynesia Extinct Access

 

Family: Ulodidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Waitomophylax worthyi Leschen & Rhode, 2002 - Holocene New Zealand Extinct Access

 

Family: Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Antilissus makauwahi Porch, 2020   subfossil Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct? Access
Pycnomerus mahanatoa Porch et al., 2020   subfossil Raivavae, French Polynesia Extinct? Access
Pycnomerus prebblei Porch & Smith, 2017 - subfossil Rimatara, French Polynesia Extinct Access
Pycnomerus rairua Porch et al., 2020   subfossil Raivavae, French Polynesia Extinct? Access
Pycnomerus raivavae Porch et al., 2020   subfossil Raivavae, French Polynesia Extinct? Access
Pycnomerus rimatara Porch & Smith, 2017 - subfossil Rimatara, French Polynesia Extinct Access
Pycnomerus taralewisae Porch et al., 2020   subfossil Raivavae, French Polynesia Extinct? Access
Pycnomerus vavitu
Porch et al., 2020   subfossil Raivavae, French Polynesia Extinct? Access

 

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Appendix 1: Beetles with unknown type locality

Barr, Cheryl B. and Shepard, William D. (2020). Hiding in plain sight: rediscovery and review of Parygrus Erichson, 1847, with description of five new species from the Neotropics (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea: Dryopidae). Zootaxa 4755(1): 99-128. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4755.1.4 [Parygrus erichsoni from Colombia]