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Acrotrichis insularis

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Ptiliidae
Subfamilia: Acrotrichinae
Tribus: Acrotrichini
Genus: Acrotrichis
Species: Acrotrichis insularis
Synonyms (1): A. subantarctica

Acrotrichis insularis (Mäklin in Mannerheim, 1852)
Authority for placement: Johnson, 1966
Gender: changeable (-is, -e, -is)
Original genus: Trichopteryx Kirby in Kirby & Spence, 1826
Original status: valid species
Primary type: lectotype
Fixation: designated by Sundt, 1968: 76
Description: [adult] female with dissected spermatheca
Repository: FMNHH
Type locality: [the island of Sitka on the west coast of Alaska]
ZooBank: [1] [no record]


Trichopteryx insularis: original combination

Primary references

Mannerheim, C.G. von 1852: Zweiter Nachtrag zur Kaferfauna der Nord-Amerikanischen Lander des Russischen Reiches. Bulletin de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Moscou, 25 : [283]-387. BHL [first availability, see p. 339]
Sundt, E. 1968: Acrotrichis insularis (Maklin, 1852) (Col., Ptiliidae): designation of lectotype and redescription. Norwegian journal of entomology 15(1): 75-77. full issue (PDF) Reference page. [lectotype designation, see p. 76, and fig. 1]

Additional references

Johnson, C. 1966. Two species of Acrotrichis new to Britain (Col., Ptiliidae). Entomologist 99: 152–154. Reference page.
Johnson, C.1975. Five species of Ptiliidae (Col.) new to Britain, and corrections to the British list of the family. Entomologist's gazette 26: 211–223. Reference page. [see p. 221]
Sörensson, M. 2003. New records of featherwing beetles (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae) in North America. Coleopterists bulletin 57(4): 369–381. DOI: 10.1649/564 JSTOR Reference page.

Acrotrichis insularis is a species of feather-winged beetle.

In New Zealand, the species is exotic and present in the wild.[2]

"Acrotrichis insularis". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 14 April 2021.

"Acrotrichis (Acrotrichis) insularis (Maklin, 1852)". New Zealand Organisms Register. Landcare Research. Archived from the original on 28 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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