Bystus Guérin-Méneville, 1857 : 270, Guerin-Meneville, 1857

Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel, Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Navarrete-Heredia, José Luis, 2007, A synopsis of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of México, Zootaxa 1594, pp. 1-38: 5-7

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Bystus Guérin-Méneville, 1857 : 270
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Bystus Guérin-Méneville, 1857: 270   .

Type species: Bystus coccinelloides Guérin-Méneville, 1857   . Rhymbus Gerstaecker, 1858: 347   .

This is a tropical genus distributed in the western hemisphere. In México species of Bystus   are known from the Gulf and Southeastern areas and have been collected from rotting logs and logs infested by hard bracket fungi. Hoffman et al. (2004) mentioned the occurrence of an unidentified species (as Rhymbus   ) in a cave from Yucatan Peninsula. Leschen & Carlton (1993) described B. decorator   from Perú, detailing an interesting behavior of larvae which cloak themselves with debris collected from the surrounding microhabitat, probably for protection from predators. Four species recorded from México.

2. B. apicalis ( Gerstaecker, 1858)   .

Rhymbus apicalis Gerstaecker, 1858: 350   ; Gorham 1890: 143; Blackwelder 1945: 440. Bystus apicalis: Strohecker 1953: 21   .

Type locality: Colombia

Type material: syntypes in MNHUB, BMNH

Distribution: México (without specific records on the distribution), Guatemala, Colombia.

3. B. fibulatus (Gorham, 1890)   .

Rhymbus fibulatus Gorham, 1890: 144   ; Blackwelder 1945: 440. Bystus fibulatus: Strohecker 1953: 21   .

Type locality: México: VER, Túxpan Type material: syntypes in BMNH. Distribution: México: VER.

4. B. hemisphaericus ( Gerstaecker, 1858)   .

Rhymbus hemisphaericus Gerstaecker, 1858: 349   ; Gorham 1890: 143; Blackwelder 1945: 440. Bystus hemisphaericus: Strohecker 1953: 21   .

Type locality: Costa Rica.

Type material: holotype in MNHUB

Distribution: México: VER, GRO; Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panamá.

5. B. limbatus (Gorham, 1873)   . Figs 3 View FIGURES 3 – 8 , 15 View FIGURES 15 – 18 .

Rhymbus limbatus Gorham, 1873: 63   ; Gorham 1890: 142; Blackwelder 1945: 440; Strohecker 1953: 22.

GRO

State University of Groningen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Endomychidae

Loc

Bystus Guérin-Méneville, 1857 : 270

Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel, Tomaszewska, Wioletta & Navarrete-Heredia, José Luis 2007
2007
Loc

Rhymbus fibulatus

Strohecker 1953: 21
Blackwelder 1945: 440
1945
Loc

Rhymbus limbatus

Strohecker 1953: 22
Blackwelder 1945: 440
1945
Loc

Rhymbus apicalis

Strohecker 1953: 21
Blackwelder 1945: 440
Gerstaecker 1858: 350
1858
Loc

Rhymbus hemisphaericus

Strohecker 1953: 21
Blackwelder 1945: 440
Gerstaecker 1858: 349
1858
Loc

Bystus Guérin-Méneville, 1857 : 270

Guerin-Meneville 1857: 270
1857