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69. Family CLUSIIDAE

[Originally] by Brian R. Pitkin & Neal L. Evenhuis

The Clusiidae is a family of about 220 species in 21 genera worldwide. Nearly half of the known species occur in the Neotropical Region, and 59 species in 8 genera are recorded from the Australasian/Oceanian Regions.

Very little is known of the life history or habits. The few known larvae live in rotten wood and in the galleries of other insects including termites. Adults inhabit forests.

McAlpine (1960) provided a key to the world genera (excluding Tranomeringia from the Australasian/Oceanian and Oriental regions; Xenoclusia Frey from the Oriental Region; and the Neotropical genera Chaetoclusiella Sóos, Sobarocephaloides Sóos, and Trichoclusia Sóos) and reviewed the Australian species. Sasakawa (1966) revised the Oriental and Pacific species of Heteromeringia.
Refs.: McAlpine (1960, rev. Australian spp.), Sasakawa (1966, rev. Heteromeringia), Ferrar (1987, immat. biol.).

Subfamily CLUSIINAE

Genus SOBAROCEPHALA Czerny

SOBAROCEPHALA Czerny, 1903a: 85. Type species: Sobarocephala rubsaameni Czerny, 1903, mon.
Undetermined sp.--Guam (Bohart & Gressitt, 1951: 89).

Genus TETRAMERINGIA McAlpine

TETRAMERINGIA McAlpine, 1960: 68. Type species: Tetrameringia ustulata McAlpine, 1960, orig. des.
pubescens McAlpine, 1960: 70. Australia (NSW).
ustulata McAlpine, 1960: 69. Australia (NSW); Australia (Qld).

Subfamily CLUSIODINAE

Genus ALLOMETOPON Kertész

ALLOMETOPON Kertész, 1906: 320. Type species: Allometopon fumipenne Kertész, 1906, orig. des.
fumipenne Kertész, 1906: 322. PNG (PNG).
marginale Sasakawa, 1974: 157. PNG (Bismarck Arch).
perkinsi McAlpine, 1960: 86. Australia (Qld).
striatum McAlpine, 1960: 87. Australia (Qld).
tropale Sasakawa, 1974: 158. PNG (Bismarck Arch).

Genus CLUSIODES Coquillett

HETERONEURA Fallén, 1823b: 2 (as gen.). Type species: Heteroneura geomyzina Fallén, 1823, des. Zetterstedt, 1848: 2787. [Preocc. Fallén, 1810.]
HETERONEVRA Agassiz, 1846b: 180 (as gen.; unjust. emend. of Heteroneura). [Preocc. Macquart, 1835.]
CLUSIODES
Coquillett, 1904: 93 (as gen.; n. n. for Heteroneura).
PARAHENDELIA McAlpine, 1960: 83. Type species: Parahendelia latifrons McAlpine, 1960, orig. des.
argutus
McAlpine, 1960: 82. Australia (NSW); Australia (Vic).
bismarckensis Sasakawa, 1974: 160. PNG (Bismarck Arch).
chaetostylotis Sasakawa, 1987: 103. Indonesia (Irian Jaya); PNG (PNG).
clarus McAlpine, 1960: 83. Australia (Qld).
dasytus Sasakawa, 1987: 113. Solomon Is.
femoratus Sasakawa, 1987: 103. Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
gladiator McAlpine, 1960: 81. Australia (NSW); Australia (Qld, Vic, Tas).
latifrons McAlpine, 1960: 84 (Parahendelia). Australia (NSW); Australia (Qld).
marginalis Sasakawa, 1987: 106. PNG (Bougainville I); Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
megaspilos McAlpine, 1960: 83. Australia (NSW); Australia (Qld).
megastylotis Sasakawa, 1987: 107. Indonesia (Irian Jaya); PNG (PNG).
melanospilus Sasakawa, 1987: 109. PNG (PNG); PNG (Bismarck Arch).
nigriceps McAlpine, 1960: 85 (Parahendelia). Australia (NSW).

Genus CRASPEDOCHAETA Czerny

CRASPEDOCHAETA Czerny, 1903a: 103. Type species: Craspedochaeta transversa Czerny, 1903, mon.
CZERNYOLA Bezzi, 1907a: 52 (unnec. n. n. for Craspedochaeta).
TONNOIRIA Malloch, 1929k: 98. Type species: Tonnoiria palliseta Malloch, 1929, orig. des. [Preocc. Parent, 1929.]
CHAETOCZERNYOLA Sóos, 1962: 141. Type species: Chaetoczernyola novaeguineae Sóos, 1962, orig. des.
atrifrons Malloch, 1942: 209 (Czernyola). Guam.
australis McAlpine, 1960: 78 (Czernyola). Australia (NSW).
biseta Hendel, 1913a: 80 (Czernyola). Taiwan; Indonesia (Irian Jaya), PNG (Bismarck Arch, PNG); widesp. Oriental Reg.
    puncticornis Frey, 1928: 106 (Czernyola). Philippines.
    laetior Frey, 1960: 22 (Czernyola puncticornis ssp.). Taiwan.
bisignata McAlpine, 1960: 78 (Czernyola). Australia (Qld); Malaysia (Sarawak).
caligula Sasakawa, 1971: 55 (Czernyola). PNG (PNG); Indonesia (Irian Jaya), PNG (Bismarck Arch).
delta McAlpine, 1960: 79 (Czernyola). Australia (Qld); Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
hyalina Sasakawa, 1971: 57 (Czernyola). Solomon Is.
nigripalpis Steyskal & Sasakawa, 1966: 246 (Tonnoiria). Northern Marianas; Indonesia (Irian Jaya), PNG (Bismarck Arch, PNG).
novaeguineae Sóos, 1962: 141 (Chaetoczernyola). PNG (PNG); PNG (Bismarck Arch).
oedaleostylis Sasakawa, 1971: 58 (Czernyola). PNG (Bismarck Arch).
palliseta Malloch, 1929k: 98 (Tonnoiria). French Polynesia (Society Is); French Polynesia (Marquesas).
ponapensis Steyskal & Sasakawa, 1966: 245 (Tonnoiria). Micronesia.
sasakawai
Lonsdale & Marshall, 2006: 47 (n. name for pleuralis Curran, 1936). Solomon Is; Australia (Qld), Fiji, Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Micronesia, PNG (PNG), Vanuatu; Malaysia (Sabah
    pleuralis Curran, 1936: 54 (Czernyola). Solomon Is. [Preocc. Williston, 1896.]
sedlaceki Sasakawa, 1971: 61 (Czernyola). PNG (PNG); Indonesia (Irian Jaya).


Genus HENDELIA Czerny

HENDELIA Czerny, 1903: 83. Type species: Hendelia beckeri Czerny, 1903, mon.
amerinx Lonsdale & Marshal, 2008: 7. Fiji.
similis Lonsdale & Marshal, 2008: 8. Fiji.

Genus HETEROMERINGIA Czerny

HETEROMERINGIA Czerny, 1903a: 72. Type species: Heteroneura nigrimana Loew, 1864, mon.
TRANOMERINGIA Sasakawa, 1966: 98. Type species: Tranomeringia zosteriformis Sasakawa, 1966, orig. des.
asteia
Lonsdale, 2009: 237. Australia (Tas).
australiae
Malloch, 1926b: 48. Australia (NSW).
bisetosa Lonsdale, 2009: 241. Australia (Qld).
cornuta Sasakawa, 1966: 72. PNG (PNG).
digitula Lonsdale, 2009: 241. Australia (Qld).
flaviventris Sasakawa, 1966: 95. Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
gressitti Sasakawa, 1966: 70. PNG (PNG).
hardyi McAlpine, 1960: 75. Australia (NSW).
helicina Sasakawa, 1966: 73. Philippines; Indonesia (Irian Jaya), PNG (PNG).
helina Lonsdale, 2009: 243. Australia (NSW).
hypobrunnea Lonsdale, 2009: 244. Australia (Qld).
hypoleuca McAlpine, 1960: 72. Australia (Qld).
imitans Malloch, 1930n: 435. Australia (Qld).
kondoi Sasakawa, 1966: 89. Fiji.
laticornis McAlpine, 1960: 76. Australia (NSW).
leucosticta Frey, 1960: 25. Indonesia (Maluku).
limacens Lonsdale, 2009: 250. Australia (NSW).
macropa Lonsdale, 2009: 237. Australia (NSW).
magnicauda Lonsdale, 2009: 237. Australia (NSW).
melasoma Sasakawa, 1966: 99 (Tranomeringia). Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
montana Lonsdale, 2009: 251. Australia (Qld).
norrisi McAlpine, 1960: 74. Australia (WA).
novaguinensis Sasakawa, 1966: 76. PNG (PNG).
opisthochracea Sasakawa, 1966: 79. Indonesia (Irian Jaya); PNG (Bismarck Arch, Bougainville I, PNG).
papuensis Sasakawa, 1966: 81. PNG (PNG).
patula Lonsdale, 2009: 253. Australia (NSW).
polynesiensis Sasakawa, 1966: 91. American Samoa.
pristilepsis Sasakawa, 1966: 78. Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
ptenopa Lonsdale, 2009: 255. Australia (Qld).
spinulosa McAlpine, 1960: 74. Australia (NSW); Australia (Tas).
    pulla McAlpine, 1960: 73. Australia (NSW).
stegna Lonsdale, 2009: 260. Australia (NT).
stenygralis Sasakawa, 1966: 82. Indonesia (Irian Jaya); PNG (PNG).
strandtmannorum Sasakawa, 1966: 92. Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
sycophanta Sasakawa, 1966: 94. Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
trisetosa Lonsdale, 2009: 260. Australia (Tas).
veitchi Bezzi, 1928: 87. Fiji.


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