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Checklist of Tasmanian Ciidae

Checklist of Tasmanian species  Cis bilamellatusCis cervus

Cis clarki

Cis Lawrence sp 783

Cis tasmanicus

Cis TFIC new

Cis walkeri

 Xylographus Lawrence sp 697

 

 

 

 

Cis bilamellatus Fowler, 1884 1.7mm

 

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Cis clarki  Blair, 1940

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Cis cervus Blair, 1940 1.7mm

Description adapted from Blair (1940):

  • Pair of flattened horns each side of the front of the head.
  • Pronotum transverse with each side of disc separately convex (I notice that each are separated by  a median line and each bear a whorl of setae).
  • Base of pronotum bisinuate.
  • Large ring-like tubercule on first ventral segment.

 

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Cis TFIC new 1.7mm

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Cis Lawrence sp 783

 

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Cis tasmanicus Blair, 1940 1.7mm

Description adapted from Blair (1940):

  • Clypeal projections at least as far apart as from eye; geneae also involved in elevation.
  • Generally brownish-red with short pubescence.
  • Thorax transverse, sides gently rounded, entirely visible from above, posterior angles rounded, anterior angles blunt but evident.

 

 

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Cis walkeri Blair, 1940 1.7mm

Description adapted from Blair (1940):

  • Short clypeal prominences, not erect. Clypeus upturned with a blunt tooth each side of middle.
  • Clypeal projections nearer to one another than the eyes.
  • Genae between clypeus and eye rounded, not projecting.
  • Elytra dark with conspicuous shining setae.
  • Ventral tubercule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cis TFIC sp 08

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Xylographus Lawrence sp 697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Blair, K. 1940. Some new species of Cisidae (Col.) from Australia. Entomologists Monthly Magazine. 76: 131-136.

Lawrence, J. 1974. The Ciid beetles of California. Bulletin of the California Insect Survey. 17: 1-41.



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