RESULTS TO DATE.-The taxonomic diversity of the IKIP coleopteran specimens identified to date consists of 49 species belonging to 30 genera in 7 families. Published results on this material include 9 new archipelago records and 25 new island records representing 15 species (see New Coleoptera Records). All of these specimen records, complete with corresponding locality data, are on-line and fully searchable (see IKIP Databases). The taxonomist who have examined this material are listed below:

  • ANGUS, Robert (Department of Biology, University of London, Egham, Surrey, U.K.). Material examined: all helophorid taxa from the 1994 expedition (U.S.A. team's collections).
  • KAVANAUGH, David (Department of Entomology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.). Material examined: all carabid taxa from the 1994 expedition (U.S.A. team's collections).
  • NILSSON, Anders (Department of Animal Ecology, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden). Material examined: all aquatic coleopteran (except Helophoridae) taxa from the 1994 and 1995 expeditions (U.S.A. team's collections).
  • ‘HARA, Masahiro (Laboratory of Systematic Entomology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan). Material examined: all histerid taxa from the 1995 expedition (Japanese team's collections).
  • SIKES, Derek (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Universtiy of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut). Material examined: all nicrophorine (Silphidae) taxa from the 1996 expedition (U.S.A. team's collections).

RESEARCH PRODUCTS.-A checklist of all coleopteran generic and species identifications currently in the IKIP Database are available for each family. To view a corresponding check-list, click on the family name in the below classification (mainly following Arnett, 1968; Crowson, 1968; and Lawrence, 1982; see Classification References).

PUBLICATIONS.-The following publications (listed chronologically) are based on data from IKIP coleopteran specimens:

  1. NILSSON, A. N., S. K. KHOLIN, and R. B. ANGUS. 1995. Faunistics and species richness of water beetles of the genus Helophorus (Coleoptera, Helophoridae) of the Far East of Russia and Japan. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 1(2): 217-221.
  2. OBYDOV, D. and A. SALDAITIS. 1996. A new subspecies of Carabus (Ainocarabus) kolbei Roeschke, 1897 from the Ushishir Island (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Coleoptera, 22: 1-5.
  3. NILSSON, A. N., N. MINAKAWA, and P. B. H. OBERG. 1997. The diving beetles of the Kuril Archipelago in the Far East of Russia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). Beitršdge zur Entomologie, 47(2): 365-376.
  4. ‘HARA, M. 1997. A new record of Hypocaccus lewisii (Coleoptera, Histeridae) from Urup Island of the Kuril Archipelago. Elytra, Tokyo, 25 (1): 173-174.
  5. NIISATO, T. 1997. Collecting records of cerambycid beetles (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from the Kuril Archipelago. Elytra, Tokyo, 25(2): 267-270.
  6. NISHIKAWA, M. 1997. Sciodrepoides watsoni (Spence) (Coleoptera, Cholevidae) from the Kuril Archipelago. Elytra, Tokyo, 25(2): 348.


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