A Review of the Powder-Post Beetles of Thailand (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)


  • ROGER A. BEAVER 161/2 Mu 5, Soi Wat Pranon, T. Donkaew, A. Maerim, Chiangmai 50180, THAILAND
  • WISUT SITTICHAYA Department of Pest Management, Faculty of Natural Resources, Prince of Songkla University, Had Yai, Songkhla 90112, THAILAND
  • LAN-YU LIU National Central Library, 20 Zongshan S. Rd., Taipei 10001, TAIWAN


Coleoptera, Bostrichidae, Thailand, New records, Faunal synopsis


The present state of knowledge of the powder post beetles (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) of Thailand is summarised to provide a basis for future studies of the fauna and its economic importance in forestry and agriculture, including stored products. We provide a checklist, including information on the local and world distribution, biology and taxonomy of these species. Sixty species are now known to occur in Thailand, of which the following twenty-two species are recorded here for the first time: Amphicerus caenophradoides (Lesne), Bostrychopsis parallela (Lesne), Calonistes antennalis Lesne, Dinoderopsis serriger Lesne, Dinoderus exilis Lesne, D. favosus Lesne, D. gardneri Lesne, Micrapate simplicipennis (Lesne), Octodesmus episternalis Lesne, O. parvulus (Lesne), Parabostrychus acuticollis Lesne, Paraxylion bifer (Lesne), Phonapate fimbriata Lesne, Sinoxylon parviclava Lesne, S. pygmaeum Lesne, S. tignarium Lesne, Trogoxylon punctipenne (Fauvel), Xylocis tortilicornis Lesne, Xylodrypta bostrichoides Lesne, Xylopsocus acutespinosus Lesne, X. ensifer Lesne, X. radula Lesne.




How to Cite

BEAVER, R.A., SITTICHAYA, W. and LIU, L.-Y. 2011. A Review of the Powder-Post Beetles of Thailand (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Tropical Natural History. 11, 2 (Oct. 2011), 135–158.



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