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One Hundred Beetles from Latimer County, OK

    Karl Heinz Stephan (1931-2005) was a most extraordinary beetle collector, naturalist, and scholar who lived outside the small town of Red Oak in Latimer County of east Oklahoma (Map). Karl collected in rural Latimer Co. for 30 yrs and amassed an astounding collection of over 3,500 beetle species, which makes this county one of the most thoroughly documented pieces of real estate in the U.S. for beetle diversity. (Carlton et al. 2005)
     The vast majority of Karl's Latimer Co. specimens were donated to the
Texas A&M Insect Collection (TAMUIC), but a partial synoptic set of over 900 species was compiled in 2002 and donated to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. (Karl's synoptic collection occupies three 15-drawer cabinets within the SNOMNH collection.) Karl also made donated thousands of specimens annually to the Museum of Entomology, Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA) at Gainesville, FL. In addition, Karl left 20 Cornell drawers of determined beetles at the Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, OK where he taught entomology.

A fraction of Karl's Latimer county specimens are presented here. (Those with an off-white background are from the FSCA.)

Rhysodidae - Wrinkled Bark Beetles 

Omoglymmius americanus (Laporte) - Omoglymmius americanus

Carabidae - Ground Beetles 

Omophron nitidum LeConte - Omophron nitidum Scaphinotus elevatus Fabricius - Scaphinotus elevatus Scaphinotus cavicollis (LeConte) - Scaphinotus cavicollis=Scaphinotus cavicollis (LeConte) - Scaphinotus cavicollis=Scaphinotus cavicollis (LeConte) - Scaphinotus cavicollis Cicindela splendida Hentz - Cicindela splendida
Schizogenius lineolatus (Say) - Schizogenius lineolatus Anillinus stephani Sokolov & Carlton - Anillinus stephani Anisodactylus caenus (Say) - Anisodactylus caenus Oodes amaroides Dejean - Oodes amaroides Panagaeus fasciatus Say - Panagaeus fasciatus

Haliplidae - Crawling Water Beetles 

Haliplus pantherinus Aubé - Haliplus pantherinus

Dytiscidae - Predaceous Diving Beetles

Liodessus affinis complex - Liodessus Desmopachria convexa (Aubé) - Desmopachria convexa Uvarus lacustris (Say) - Uvarus lacustris Neoporus shermani (Fall) - Neoporus shermani 

Histeridae - Clown Beetles

Peploglyptus belfragei LeConte - Peploglyptus belfragei

Staphylinidae - Rove Beetles

Rhexius insculptus LeConte - Rhexius insculptus

Lucanidae - Stag Beetles

Platycerus virescens (Fabricius) - Platycerus virescens - female

Eucinetidae - Plate-thigh Beetles 

Eucinetus morio LeConte - Eucinetus morio

Buprestidae - Metallic Wood-boring Beetles 

Buprestis decora Fabricius - Buprestis decora Phaenops aeneola (Melsheimer) - Phaenops aeneola Agrilus egenus Gory - Agrilus egenus Agrilus ruficollis (Fabricius) - Agrilus ruficollis

Byrrhidae - Pill or Moss Beetles

Curimopsis strigosa (Melsheimer) - Curimopsis strigosa

Psephenidae - Water Penny Beetles

Ectopria nervosa (Melsheimer) - Ectopria nervosa

Callirhipidae - Callirhipid Cedar Beetles

Zenoa picea (Beauvois) - Zenoa picea=Zenoa picea (Beauvois) - Zenoa picea

Artematopodidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetles

Eurypogon harrisii (Westwood) - Eurypogon harrisii

Cerophytidae - Rare Click Beetles

Cerophytum pulsator (Haldeman) - Cerophytum pulsator - male

Eucnemidae - False Click Beetles 

Entomophthalmus rufiolus (LeConte) - Entomophthalmus rufiolus

Elateridae - Click Beetles

Melanactes piceus (De Geer) - Melanactes piceus Rismethus scobinula (Candeze) - Rismethus scobinula Ampedus areolatus (Say) - Ampedus areolatus Ampedus fuscatus (Melsheimer) - Ampedus fuscatus - male Selonodon speratus (Fall) - Selonodon speratus

Lycidae - Net-winged Beetles

Greenarus thoracicus (Randall) - Greenarus thoracicus Dictyoptera aurora (Herbst) - Dictyoptera aurora

Cantharidae - Soldier Beetles 

Podabrus flavicollis LeConte - Podabrus flavicollis Rhagonycha scitulus (Say) - Rhagonycha scitulus

Bostrichidae - Horned Powder-post Beetles

Endecatomus dorsalis Mellie - Endecatomus dorsalis=Endecatomus dorsalis Mellie - Endecatomus dorsalis Stephanopachys hispidulus (Casey) - Stephanopachys hispidulus=Stephanopachys hispidulus (Casey) - Stephanopachys hispidulus

Trogossitidae - Bark-gnawing Beetles

Tenebroides marginatus (Palisot de Beauvois) - Tenebroides marginatus

Cleridae - Checkered Beetles 

Enoclerus nigripes (Say) - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus nigrifrons (Say) - Enoclerus nigrifrons Enoclerus rosmarus (Say) - Enoclerus rosmarus Madoniella dislocatus (Say) - Madoniella dislocatus Thanasimus dubius (Fabricius) - Thanasimus dubius Phyllobaenus pallipennis (Say) - Phyllobaenus pallipennis

Nitidulidae - Sap-feeding Beetles

Pocadius helvolus Erichson - Pocadius helvolus

Monotomidae - Root-eating Beetles

Rhizophagus cylindricus LeConte - Rhizophagus cylindricus

Silvanidae - Silvanid Flat Bark Beetles

Silvanoprus scuticollis (Reitter) - Silvanoprus scuticollis

Passandridae - Parasitic Flat Bark Beetles

Catogenus rufus (Fabricius) - Catogenus rufus

Laemophloeidae - Lined Flat Bark Beetles

Leptophloeus angustulus (LeConte) - Leptophloeus angustulus - male

Phalacridae - Shining Flower Beetles

Gorginus rubens (LeConte) - Gorginus rubens

Erotylidae - Pleasing Fungus Beetles

Triplax frontalis Horn - Triplax frontalis

Byturidae - Fruitworm Beetles

Byturus unicolor Say - Byturus unicolor=Byturus unicolor Say - Byturus unicolor

Biphyllidae - False Skin Beetles

Diplocoelus brunneus LeConte - Diplocoelus brunneus Diplocoelus rudis (LeConte) - Diplocoelus rudis

Bothrideridae - Dry Bark Beetles

Prolyctus exaratus (Melsheimer) - Prolyctus exaratus Bothrideres cryptus Stephan - Bothrideres cryptus Bothrideres geminatus (Say) - Bothrideres geminatus

Endomychidae - Handsome Fungus Beetles

Rhanidea unicolor (Ziegler) - Rhanidea unicolor Aphorista vittata (Fabricius) - Aphorista vittata Endomychus biguttatus Say - Endomychus biguttatus Anamorphus

Coccinellidae - Ladybird Beetles

Hyperaspis inedita Mulsant - Hyperaspis inedita=Hyperaspis inedita Mulsant - Hyperaspis inedita Hyperaspidius nanellus Gordon - Hyperaspidius nanellus Hyperaspis punctata LeConte - Hyperaspis punctata=Hyperaspis punctata LeConte - Hyperaspis punctata=Hyperaspis punctata LeConte - Hyperaspis punctata=Hyperaspis punctata LeConte - Hyperaspis punctata
Brachiacantha decempustulata (Melsheimer) - Brachiacantha decempustulata=Brachiacantha decempustulata (Melsheimer) - Brachiacantha decempustulata=Brachiacantha decempustulata (Melsheimer) - Brachiacantha decempustulata=Brachiacantha decempustulata (Melsheimer) - Brachiacantha decempustulata Hyperaspis undulata (Say) - Hyperaspis undulata=Hyperaspis undulata (Say) - Hyperaspis undulata
Brachiacantha dentipes (Fabricius) - Brachiacantha dentipes=Brachiacantha dentipes (Fabricius) - Brachiacantha dentipes=Brachiacantha dentipes (Fabricius) - Brachiacantha dentipes Myzia pullata (Say) - Myzia pullata=Myzia pullata (Say) - Myzia pullata

Mycetophagidae - Hairy Fungus Beetles 

Mycetophagus pluripunctatus LeConte - Mycetophagus pluripunctatus Mycetophagus melsheimeri LeConte - Mycetophagus melsheimeri Mycetophagus punctatus Say - Mycetophagus punctatus

Ciidae - Minute Tree-fungus Beetles

Sulcasis lengi Dury - Sulcacis lengi=Sulcasis lengi Dury - Sulcacis lengi

Zopheridae - Ironclad Beetles

Hyporhagus gilensis Horn - Hyporhagus gilensis Eucicones marginalis (Melsheimer) - Eucicones marginalis

Tenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles

Myrmechixenis lathridioides Crotch - Myrmechixenis lathridioides Tharsus seditiosus LeConte - Tharsus seditiosus

Salpingidae - Narrow-waisted Bark Beetles

Aglenus brunneus (Gyllenhal) - Aglenus brunneus

Anthicidae - Antlike Flower Beetles

Acanthinus myrmecops (Casey) - Acanthinus myrmecops Omonadus floralis (Linneaus) - Omonadus floralis Ischyropalpus sturmi (LaFerté-Sénectère) - Ischyropalpus sturmi

Cerambycidae - Longhorned Beetles

Saperda candida Fabricius - Saperda candida Purpuricenus humeralis  (Fabricius)  - Purpuricenus humeralis Charisalia americana (Haldeman) - Charisalia americana Saperda discoidea  Fabricius - Saperda discoidea - female Tilloclytus geminatus (Haldeman) - Tilloclytus geminatus

Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles

Donacia cincticornis Newman - Donacia cincticornis Donacia hypoleuca Lacordaire - Donacia hypoleuca Oulema simulans (Schaeffer) - Oulema simulans Sumitrosis inaequalis (Weber) - Sumitrosis inaequalis Odontota scapularis (Olivier) - Odontota scapularis Odontota horni J. Smith - Odontota horni Anisostena nigrita (Olivier) - Anisostena nigrita
Hydrothassa vittata (Olivier) - Prasocuris vittata Chrysomela interrupta Fabricius - Chrysomela interrupta=Chrysomela interrupta Fabricius - Chrysomela interrupta
Altica litigata Fall - Altica litigata Altica gloriosa Blatchley - Altica gloriosa Altica chalybea Illiger - Altica chalybea Cerataltica insolita (Melsheimer) - Cerataltica insolita Disonycha procera Casey - Disonycha procera=Disonycha procera Casey - Disonycha procera Disonycha caroliniana (Fabricius) - Disonycha caroliniana Strabala rufa (Illiger) - Strabala rufa
Griburius scutellaris (Fabricius) - Griburius scutellaris=Griburius scutellaris (Fabricius) - Griburius scutellaris=Griburius scutellaris (Fabricius) - Griburius scutellaris Cryptocephalus guttulatus Olivier - Cryptocephalus guttulatus Cryptocephalus striatulus J. L. LeConte - Cryptocephalus striatulus

Anthribidae - Fungus Weevils

Pseudochoragus nitens (LeConte) - Pseudochoragus nitens=Pseudochoragus nitens (LeConte) - Pseudochoragus nitens

Curculionidae - Snout and Bark Beetles

Hylocurus langstoni - male


Christopher E. Carlton, Donald S. Chandler, Richard A. B. Leschen, Edward G. Riley, and Paul E. Skelley 2005.
Obituary and Dedication. Karl Heinz Stephan 1931-2005. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 59(3): 277-283. (BioOne)

May 20, 2013 © Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology / Texas Beetle References / Oklahoma Entomology