Adam Slipinski

Adam Slipinski
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation | CSIRO · Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC)

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November 2000 - present
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
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  • Research Entomologist

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Publications (363)
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The hind wings of all known families and most subfamilies of Coleoptera are illustrated, annotated and discussed utilising the terminology of Kukalová-Peck and Lawrence (2004), with a few changes in nomenclature suggested by the senior author. The beetle families are discussed in 21 groups, based on recent classifications of Coleoptera. For each of...
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With over 380,000 described species and possibly several million more yet unnamed, beetles represent the most biodiverse animal order. Recent phylogenomic studies have arrived at considerably incongruent topologies and widely varying estimates of divergence dates for major beetle clades. Here we use a dataset of 68 single-copy nuclear protein codin...
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Coccinellini, the ‘true ladybirds’, is a large, cosmopolitan tribe of lady beetles with immense variability in colour and form that include many commonly recognized species and major biocontrol agents, as well as some ubiquitous invasive species. In this study, we performed phylogenetic analyses of molecular and morphological data. For the molecula...
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Ladybirds (family Coccinellidae) are one of the most diverse groups of beetles and globally comprise over 6000 species. Despite their scientific and economic significance, the taxonomy of Coccinellidae remains unstable, and we still know little about their evolutionary history. By using a small number of genes, previous phylogenetic analyses have n...
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We combined museum collection genomics and morphology to identify new genera and species, and to otherwise revise the taxonomy of the poorly understood Australian longhorn beetles in the subfamily Prioninae. Moreover, we produced a comprehensive DNA reference library for molecular species identification and a first comprehensive molecular phylogeny...
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The family Cerasommatidiidae was proposed by Brèthes in 1925 for his new genus Cerasommatidia from Brazil, described as an intermediate taxon between Endomychidae and Coccinellidae (Coccinelloidea). This group was neglected for decades until 1994 when the resemblance of Cerasommatidia with the eupsilobiine genus Ibicarella was noticed, and Cerasomm...
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The hide, larder, and carpet beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) are a family of mainly scavenger beetles, with numerous species such as the khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1898), the black carpet beetle [Attagenus unicolor (Brahm, 1791)] and the hide beetle (Dermestes maculatus De Geer, 1774) being widely recognized as serious economic p...
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A new remarkable ladybird beetle Platycrus laotanus gen. et sp. nov. is described from Laos. It is placed in the tribe Platynaspini, but it differs from the remaining members of the tribe by having unusually expanded legs, a peculiar pocket-like structure to accommodate the tarsi in repose, and the antennae consisting of 11 antennomeres. Detailed m...
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Part 2 of this work includes a review of morphological and systematic work on Histeridae (G07, revision), Bostrichoidea (G15), Coccinelloidea (G16), Lymexyloidea + Tenebrionoidea (G17), Cleroidea (G18), Cucujoidea (G19), Chrysomeloidea (G20) and Curculionoidea (G21), discussions of hind wing structure in each group based on 702 wing images, referen...
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The cosmopolitan genus Nephus Mulsant is traditionally divided into several subgenera of uncertain status. Its nominotypic subgenus is known to occur mainly in Palaearctic, Afrotropic and Oriental Realms, with a single species recorded from North America. From the Australo-Pacific region only three species of Nephus were recorded so far, two from N...
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Rhytiphora Audinet-Serville, 1835 is the most speciose longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae Latreille, 1802) genus in Australia, with ~200 species (from nearly 40 former genera, now synonymised into one) distributed across the entire continent. We used mitochondrial genome data from whole genome shotgun sequencing and COI barcoding of museum specimens to...
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The hide, larder and carpet beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) are a family of mainly scavenger beetles, with numerous species such as the khapra beetle , the black carpet beetle and the hide beetle, being widely recognised as serious economic pests of stored products and museum collections. In this study we examined and sequenced mitochondrial geno...
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Cerambycinae is the second-largest subfamily of longhorn beetles in the Southern Hemisphere. The phylogeny of Cerambycinae is poorly known, resulting in a highly artificial tribal-level classification and a largely speculative evolutionary history. We reconstructed the phylogenetic relationships of Cerambycinae at the generic level using anchored h...
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Beetles constitute the most biodiverse animal order with over 380 000 described species and possibly several million more yet unnamed. Recent phylogenomic studies have arrived at considerably incongruent topologies and widely varying estimates of divergence dates for major beetle clades. Here, we use a dataset of 68 single-copy nuclear protein-codi...
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The coccinelloid (Cucujiformia) family Murmidiidae is revised. Thirty-four species (including sixteen new) in four genera (incl. one new) are recognized: Botrodus championi Slipinski (Mexico), Botrodus dufaui Grouvelle (Caribbean), Botrodus estriatus Casey (Nearctic, Caribbean), Botrodus montserratensis sp. n. (Caribbean), Murmidius araguanus sp. n...
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The genera of the salpingid subfamily Inopeplinae are reviewed and presented in a key; new taxa are described, and the Australian fauna is revised. The following genera are described: Afropeplus gen. nov. (type species: Inopeplus zairensis Ślipiński, 1982) from Tropical Africa; Mascaropeplus gen. nov. (type species: Inopeplus darutyi Grouvelle, 189...
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Apalochrini comprises nearly half of the genera of Australian Melyridae, which are all recognized by male specific characters, and are commonly found on grasses, flowers and riverside or seashore rocks. Here we describe a new genus Salsolaius gen. nov. from Lake Way of Western Australia, representing the first known genus of Australian Melyridae in...
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Teredolaemus primigenius sp. nov. represents the first occurrence of Teredidae in Eocene Baltic amber and is the first documented fossil record of the family. The described and illustrated species is also the first formally described West Palaearctic member of the genus, extending the temporal range of the group into the Eocene (48–34 Ma). The glob...
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A new genus with a new species, Cretaidgia burmensis Zhao, Liu & Yu gen. et sp. nov., is assigned to Prionoceridae. This new species is distinguished from all known prionocerids based on its strongly serrated antenna from antennomere 3, scape widest, last segment cylindrical not emarginated in lateral edges, and the protarsal comb absent. This is t...
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A new genus and species of the cleroid family Lophocateridae are described and illustrated from the mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar. Gracilenticrus burmiticus Yu, Kolibáč & Ślipiński gen. et sp. nov. is unique among Lophocateridae in the tiny body size, frontoclypeal suture and antennal grooves absent, symmetrical antennal clubs, protrocha...
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We used phylogenomic data and information from the beetle fossil record to reconstruct the phylogeny and historical biogeography of Australasian longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae) in the subfamily Lamiinae. We further focused our study on the distribution of proposed diagnostic morphological characters in Lamiinae, and on the phylogeny of Rhytiphora A...
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Based on material originating from five amber collections of Eocene Baltic amber, Protostomopsis pandema gen. et sp. nov. is described and illustrated using X-ray micro-computed tomography. It is the first formally described extinct species of Cerylonidae, and the first known Palaearctic representative of the subfamily Ostomopsinae. As such, the ne...
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The first fossil representative of the cleroid family Trogossitidae is described from mid‐Cretaceous Burmese amber. Microtrogossita qizhihaoi Li & Cai gen. et sp. nov. is unique among Trogossitidae in the relatively widely separated procoxal and mesocoxal cavities, weakly asymmetrical antennal clubs, coarsely facetted eyes, coarse sculpture of dors...
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Afroboganium wakefieldense sp. n. is described, based on a series of specimens collected in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. An updated key to identification of all six currently known Afroboganium Endrödy-Younga & Crowson species is given. The hindgut of dissected specimens was tightly packed with pollen grains, confirming feeding on flowers. However,...
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The subfamily Ostomopsinae of Cerylonidae is revised. Six nominal species are recognized and described or redescribed: Ostomopsis cudak sp. n. (Thailand), O. kuscheli sp. n. (New Caledonia), O. neotropicalis Lawrence & Stephan (USA: Florida; Mexico: San Luis Potosi, Veracruz; Panama, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat), O. solitaria...
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Click-beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) are an abundant, diverse, and economically important beetle family that includes bioluminescent species. To date, molecular phylogenies have sampled relatively few taxa and genes, incompletely resolving subfamily level relationships. We present a novel probe set for anchored hybrid enrichment of 2260 single-co...
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The Australo-Pacific genus Tainiasoma gen. nov. and the north-eastern Queensland species Tainiasoma palmarum sp. nov. adult and larva are described and illustrated. Tainiasoma palmarum inhabits the rachises of dead palms (Arecaceae), including the Australian fan palm Licuala ramsayi F. Muell. and the Black Palm Normanbya normanbyi (W. Hill) L. H. B...
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During the Mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum [MMCO, ~14 to 17 million years (Ma) ago], global temperatures were similar to predicted temperatures for the coming century. Limited megathermal paleoclimatic and fossil data are known from this period, despite its potential as an analog for future climate conditions. Here, we report a rich middle Miocene rai...
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Rove beetles of the tribe Quediini are abundant predators in humid micro-habitats of forested, open, synanthropic or subterranean ecosystems, with just over 800 species distributed across the temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Previous molecular phylogenies included only a limited representation of this diversity but have...
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Background Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) has been documented in many herbivorous insects, conferring the ability to digest plant material and promoting their remarkable ecological diversification. Previous reports suggest HGT of antibacterial enzymes may have contributed to the insect immune response and limit bacterial growth. Carnivorous insects...
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Examination of a series of Adelaidia rigua Blackburn, the type species of Adelaidia Blackburn and a new species A. queenslandicasp. nov. from Queensland, allowed for clarifying the systematic placement of this enigmatic genus. It was found to be a member of Attageninae, Attagenini, not of Megatominae, the subfamily in which it was placed by previou...
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A new species of Euxestoxenus Arrow (Coleoptera: Euxestidae), E. thomasi Ślipiński, is described from northern Thailand. The species differs from all Oriental and most of African species of Euxestoxenus by a 10-segmented antenna and glabrous, polished dorsum. Euxestidae is a small and poorly known family of Coccinelloidea that currently includes 11...
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Eucinetus parvus sp. nov. is described from late Cretaceous Burmese amber, representing the second record of Eucinetidae from the Burmese amber and the first species of the family with simple, not piercing, mouthparts. A comparison between Mesocinetidae and Eucinetidae is provided.
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Mesozoic lophocaterids are relatively rare and here we describe and illustrate two new genera and two new species, Mesolophocateres pengweii Yu, Leschen & Ślipiński gen. et sp. nov. and Parayixianteres parvus Yu, Leschen & Ślipiński gen. et sp. nov. based on seven well-preserved adults from the mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar. The new taxa...
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A new Australian genus Notointybia gen. nov. is established for three species formerly placed in Laius Guérin-Méneville, Dicranolaius Champion or Intybia Pascoe. It can be separated from the other apalochrine genera by the following characters combined: pronotum with complete lateral carinae, basal antennomeres modified and fore tarsi four-segmente...
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The termitophilous genus Cycloxenus Arrow (Coleoptera, Euxestidae) is reported from mainland China for the first time. A new species, Cycloxenus guangxiensis sp. nov., is described from Guangxi Province, China. The new species lives in nests of a fungus-growing termite (Odontotermes sp.) where it can be collected in the fungus gardens of the termit...
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In order to place a newly discovered species Antigracilus costatus gen. sp. n. from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation (China) and to assess previously unplaced fossil taxa, we investigated the relationships of extant and extinct lineages of Histeridae based on three data sets: (i) 69 morphological characters belonging to 48 taxa (representing a...
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The phylogenetic relationships within the beetle family Cucujidae were investigated for the first time. Fifty‐seven morphological characters were used for maximum parsimony and Bayesian analyses. Mitochondrial genomes were generated from museum specimens through genome skimming and used for phylogenetic analyses in a maximum likelihood framework du...
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Australian fauna of the tribe Macrotomini Thomson, 1861 is revised, and 37 species in 16 genera are recognised, illustrated and discussed. Keys to the species are provided. Based on the morphological characters and our previous molecular phylogenetic studies, the following new species are described: Analophus septentrionalissp. nov., Archetypus mar...
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A new species of Noviini, Novius marek Ślipiński and Pang sp. nov. is described from New Caledonia. It is the largest known species of the genus, easily recognised by its size, very flat body and zigzag darker pattern on yellowish-brown elytra. A key to the New Caledonian species of Novius, new distribution records and illustrations of known specie...
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Ladybirds of the cosmopolitan tribe Chilocorini prey mainly on coccids and include several important biocontrol agents. The phylogenetic relationships of Chilocorini are poorly known. In this paper, we provide a phylogenetic reconstruction of Chilocorini containing all 27 genera based on five molecular markers and 86 adult morphological characters....
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The mature larva and pupa of the Australian silvanid species, Macrohyliota militaris (Erichson) are described from laboratory reared material. This is the first description of immature stages of Silvanidae from Australia. The larva of M. militaris conforms to the general body shape and apparent morphological features of known Brontini and is very s...
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The genus Omma Newman (type species Omma stanleyi Newman) is revised and redefined based on extant species, with examination of additional fossil species. As a result, only the species O. stanleyi Newman is retained in Omma and a new genus, Beutelius gen. nov. (type species Omma mastersi MacLeay), is described to accommodate the remaining Australia...
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True ladybirds, classified in the tribe Coccinellini, are easily recognisable by their relatively large and shiny bodies and contrasting colour patterns. They are one of the most widely studied groups of beetles, being of economic importance and used as model organisms in biological and ecological research. Ladybird Beetles of the Australo-Pacific...
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A new adephagan beetle embedded in Burmese amber from northern Myanmar is described as Burmapseudomorphus planus gen. et sp. nov. From its broad and flat habitus, the lack of a pronoto-elytral angle, the short and broad head, the short mesoventrite, and the lancet-shaped elongate prosternal process it resembles beetles belonging to the aquatic Dyti...
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Studies on the functional morphology and evolution of genitalia have been crucial to understanding sexual traits in speciation, reproductive isolation and sexual selection in Coleoptera and insects in general. However, the focus of investigation of the intromittent organ of beetles was largely confined to the sclerotized elements of the aedeagus, w...
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A new adephagan beetle embedded in Burmese amber is described as Burmapseudomorphus planus gen. et sp. nov. From its broad and flat habitus, the lack of a pronoto-elytral angle, the short and broad head, the short mesoventrite, and the lancet-shaped elongate prosternal process it resembles beetles belonging to the aquatic Dytiscoidea. The metacoxal...
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Wood boring represents a common feeding and survival strategy in several lineages of beetles. The larvae of wood-boring beetles hatch and excavate tunnels in wood during their development. The origin and evolutionary history of this life habit, however, remain poorly understood to date, as the fossil record is scarce. We present new silicified coni...
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Three fossil species classified in the family Monotomidae are described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. They are attributed to the recent tribe Lenacini Crowson, known so far from a single extant endemic species, Lenax mirandus Sharp, from New Zealand. Lenax karenae Liu, Tihelka, McElrath and Yamamoto sp. nov., Cretolenax carinatus Liu, Tihelka,...
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Biological control is the main purpose of intentionally introducing non‐native invertebrate species. The evolutionary changes that occur in the populations of the introduced biological control agents may determine the agent's efficiency and the environmental safety. Here, to explore the pattern and extent of potential genomic changes in the worldwi...
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Complex interspecies relationships are widespread among metazoans, but the evolutionary history of these lifestyles is poorly understood. We describe a fossil beetle in 99-million-year-old Burmese amber that we infer to have been a social impostor of the earliest-known ant colonies. Promyrmister kistneri gen. et sp. nov. belongs to the haeteriine c...
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Histerid taxa sampled for phylogenetic analysis, and ages of haeteriine host ant genera inferred from fossil and molecular data.
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Complete matrix of 46 taxa, 261 characters constructed in Mesquite v. 3.20.
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†Mesopassandra keyao gen. et sp. nov., representing the first Mesozoic record of the family Passandridae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), is here described from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Based on a phylogenetic analysis of 30 adult characters †Mesopassandra was recovered as the sister group to all remaining Passandridae, having a large labrum, biden...
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The first Cretaceous taxa of Brontini, Cretoliota cornutus gen. et sp. nov. and Protoliota antennatus gen. et sp. nov. are described from the Burmese amber, representing the oldest fossil records of the family Silvanidae. Pleuroceratos burmiticus Poinar and Kirejtshuk, 2008 originally placed in Silvanidae is removed from this family to Cucujoidea,...