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Taxonomy of the genus Pelioptera Kraatz (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) in Korea
- Lee, Seung-Gyu, Ahn, Kee-Jeong
- Journal of Asia-Pacific biodiversity(Online) 2019 v.12 no.2 pp. 197-203
- Staphylinidae, biodiversity, redescriptions, South Korea
- A taxonomic study of Korean Pelioptera Kraatz is presented. Two species, Pelioptera (Pelioptera) opaca Kraatz and P. (P.) testaceipennis (Motschulsky), are recognized and the latter is new to the Korean peninsula, while the former is a new addition to South Korea. A key, redescriptions, and illustrations of diagnostic characters are provided.