Yun Hsiao

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Yun Hsiao, Taiwanese entomologist

  • PhD student of the Australian National University and CSIRO in Australia.
  • Current:
    • Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australia, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
    • Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  • Previous: Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, No. 27, Lane 113, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan.

Taxon names authored

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  • Yun Hsiao. 2014. A Description of the Female of Stenothemus owadai (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). Formosan Entomologist, 34: 55-58.
  • Masataka Satô†, Yûichi Okushima, Naoki Takahashi, Chun-Lin Li, Yu-Xia Yang, Yun Hsiao*. 2014. Checklist of the Cantharidae of Taiwan (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Collection and Research, 27: 43-69.


  • Yun Hsiao, Naoki Takahashi, Ping-Shih Yang*. 2015. Redescription of two species of Prothemus (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), with supplement to the female morphology. Far Eastern Entomologist, 291: 7-13.
  • Hsiao, Y. 2015. Description of two new species of the genus Stenothemus from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). Zootaxa 3937(2): 386–392. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3937.2.9 Reference page
  • Yun Hsiao, Yuichi Okushima. 2015. A New Species of the Genus Lycocerus (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) from Taiwan. Elytra, Tokyo, New Series, 5 (1): 109–113.
  • Yun Hsiao. 2015. A new species of the genus Synchroa from Taiwan, with a key to the world fauna (Coleoptera: Synchroidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 55(1): 243–248. (in SCI) Highlighted by AEMNP website
  • Chen-Fu Hsu, Yun Hsiao, Chi-Man Leong, Sin-Yan Shih, Ping-Shih Yang. 2015. First Record of Necrobia rufipes De Geer, 1775 (Coleoptera: Cleridae) from Taiwan. Far Eastern Entomologist, 295: 15-16.
  • Yun Hsiao*, Po-Wei Hsu, Shih-Yu Kuo, Meng-Hsiu Lee, Ping-Shih Yang*. 2015. Redescription of Laemoglyptus taihorinensis (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), with Contribution to Female Morphology and Description of Copulation. Acta zoologica bulgarica, 67 (2): 193-198. (in SCI)
  • David Yuan, Yun Hsiao, Ping-Shih Yang. 2015. First Record of Phytobaenus amabilis amabilis R.F. Sahlberg, 1834 (Coleoptera, Aderidae) from Taiwan. Far Eastern Entomologist, 296: 19-20.
  • Yun Hsiao, Hiroyuki Murakami. 2015. A New Record of Hypulus cingulatus Lewis, 1895 (Coleoptera, Melandryidae) from Taiwan. Elytra, Tokyo, New Series, 5 (2): 463–464.
  • Hsiao, Y., Pollock, D.A. & Barclay, M.V.L. 2015. Two new species of Cyanopenthe Nikitsky from Taiwan (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae, Penthinae). Zootaxa 4058(4): 578–588. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4058.4.8 Preview (PDF) Reference page
  • Chi-Man Leong, Yun Hsiao, Shiuh-Feng Shiao. 2015. Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) debilis Emery, 1887 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a New Record of Ant Species in Taiwan. Formosan Entomologist, 35: 143-147.


  • Yun Hsiao, Yûichi Okushima, Ping-Shih Yang, Chiun-Cheng Ko. 2016. Taxonomic revision of the Lycocerus hanatanii species group (Coleoptera, Cantharidae), with the description of new species from Taiwan. European Journal of Taxonomy 170: 1-33. (in SCI)
  • Young, D.K. & Hsiao, Y. 2016. Description of the mature larva of Pseudopyrochroa depressa (Pic) (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with comparison to other Taiwanese Pseudopyrochroa. Zootaxa 4175(2): 189–195. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4175.2.6. Reference page
  • Chen-Fu Hsu, Yun Hsiao, Yun Li, Hong Pang. 2016. New data on the genus Melandrya (Coleoptera: Melandryidae) from China. Far Eastern Entomologist, 309: 14-20.
  • Hsiao, Y. & Okushima, Y. 2016. Review of the genus Stenothemus Bourgeois from Taiwan, with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) and additional distributional records of previously known species. Zootaxa 4117(1): 101–114. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4117.1.5 Reference page
  • Yun Hsiao, Yuichi Okushima*. 2016. A new species of the genus Lycocerus (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) from Taiwan. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56 (1): 255-264. (in SCI)
  • Yali Yu, Yun Hsiao, Adam Ślipiński, Jianhua Jin, Dong Ren, Hong Pang. A new Late Cretaceous genus and species of polypore fungus beetles (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae) from northern Myanmar. 2016. Cretaceous Research 68: 34-39. (in SCI)
  • Young, D.K., Hsiao, Y., Liang, W-R. & Lee, C-F. 2016. Descriptions of the mature larvae for two species of Pseudopyrochroa from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), with notes on their natural history. Zootaxa 4061(5): 585–595. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4061.5.8 Reference page
  • Chen-Fu Hsu, Yun Hsiao, Masahiro Ôhara. 2016. Synonymical Notes on Ectatorhinus adamsii Lacordaire, 1865 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). 'Elytra, Tokyo, New Series' 6 (2): 215-217.  
  • Yun Hsiao. 2016. Notes on Malthinus (Malthinus) sinensis Pic,1910 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), a New Record in Kinmen County, Taiwan. Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 1(1): 4-6.


  • Yun Hsiao, Li Huang. 2017. Notes on the distribution of Trigonodera tokejii (Nomura & Nakane, 1959) (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae) in Taiwan. Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies2(2): 1-3.
  • Chen-Fu Hsu, Hui-Yun Tseng, Yun Hsiao, Chiun-Cheng Ko. 2017. First record of the host plant and larvae of Pachyrhynchus sonani (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Lanyu Island, Taiwan. Entomological Science 20(2): 288–291. (in SCI)
  • Hsu, P-W., Hsu, F-C., Hsaio, Y. & Lin, C-C. 2017. Taxonomic notes on the genus Protanilla (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa 4268(1): 117–130. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4268.1.7. Reference page
  • Hsiao, Y. & Pang, H. 2017. Taxonomic notes on the genus Laemoglyptus Fairmaire from Taiwan (Coleoptera, Cantharidae). Zootaxa 4318(3): 587–595. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4318.3.10. Reference page
  • Yuichi Okushima, Yun Hsiao. 2017. Revision of the Lycocerus fainanus Group (Coleoptera, Cantharidae), with Description of a New Species from Taiwan. Special Bulletin of the Coleopterological Society of Japan (1): 121-130.
  • Jyh-Jong Cherng, Yun Hsiao. 2017. Notes on a Case of Teratological Compound Eye in Opilo formosanus Schenkling, 1912 (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 2(4): 1-3.


  • Yun Hsiao, Ondřej Konvička, Chiun-Cheng Ko. 2018. The world fauna of Synchroidae Lacordaire, 1859 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea, Synchroidae). 'European Journal of Taxonomy' 407: 1-33. (in SCI)
  • Yun Hsiao, Enrico Ruzzier, Ye-Jie Lin. 2018. Macrotomoxia gardneri  (Blair, 1931) in Borneo (Coleoptera: Mordellidae): New Distribution Record. Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 3(1): 12-15.
  • Wei-Zhe Tseng, Yun Hsiao, Chen-Fu Hsu. 2018. Omophorus (Sinomophorus) wallacei: a new weevil from Borneo highlights the enigmatic Ethiopian-Oriental disjunct distribution (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Molytinae). Zootaxa 4175 (2): 189-195. (in SCI)
  • Yun Hsiao, Bin-Hong Ho. 2018. Notes on Taxonomic Classification of Podabrus santaritensis' Cockerell, 1936 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 3(2): 38-42.
  • Yun Hsiao, Adam Ślipiński, Yali Yu, Congshuang Deng, Hong Pang. 2018. Allostrophus cretaceus gen. et sp. nov.: A new polypore fungus beetle (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae) from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Cretaceous Research 92: 195-200. (in SCI)
  • Hsiao, Y. & Huang, C.-L. 2018. Taxonomic revision on the genus Ornatomalthinus Poinar and Fanti (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), with description of a new species from the Cretaceous Burmese amber Cretaceous Research 92 pp. 257–263 DOI: 10.1016/J.CRETRES.2018.08.018 Reference page
  • Yun Hsiao. 2018. A review of the family Callirhipidae in Taiwan (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea). Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 3(3): 46-52.
  • Hsiao, Y., Ślipiński, A., Yu, Y.-L., Deng, C.-S. & Pang, H. 2018. Allostrophus cretaceus gen. et sp. nov.: A new polypore fungus beetle (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae) from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Cretaceous Research 92 pp. 195–200 DOI: 10.1016/J.CRETRES.2018.08.012 Reference page
  • Ondřej Konvička, Yun Hsiao. 2018. A description of Synchroa ruzzieri sp. nov. from China (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Synchroidae) with a key to the world fauna of Synchroidae. Studies and Reports, Taxonomical Series 14(2): 401-406.
  • Martin Fikáček, Wei-Ren Liang, Yun Hsiao, Fenglong Jia, Dominik Vondráček. 2018. Biology and morphology of immature stages of banana-associated Protosternum beetles, with comments on the status of Taiwanese endemic P. abnormale (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 277: 85-100. (in SCI)


  • Yu, K.P., Lo, Y.Y., Huang, W.C., Hsiao, Y. & Ding, T.S. 2019c. Redescription of a wall crab spider species from Taiwan: Siamspinops formosensis (Kayashima, 1943) comb. nov., with the first description of males and taxonomic notes (Araneae: Selenopidae). Zootaxa 4543(4): 590–594. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4543.4.8. Reference page
  • Hsiao, Y. & Pollock, D.A. 2019. Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Omineus Lewis, 1895 in Taiwan, with description of two new species (Coleoptera, Mycteridae, Eurypinae). Zootaxa 4568(3): 533–547. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4568.3.7 Reference page
  • Yun Hsiao, Yuichi Okushima, Naoki Takahashi, Fang-Shuo Hu. 2018. A taxonomic review of the Micropodabrus Pic, 1920 of Taiwan, with a checklist of the world fauna (Coleoptera, Cantharidae). Entomologische Blätter und Coleoptera 114: 237-245.
  • Hsiao, Y. & Tsai, C.-L. 2019. Cephalomalthinus simplicicornis (Wittmer, 1993) rev. stat. et comb. n.: a resurrected soldier beetle (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) from Taiwan based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa 4619(2): 297–310. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4619.2.6 Reference page
  • Yun Hsiao. 2019. A Checklist of Cephalomalthinus Pic, 1921 of Taiwan (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 4(2): 9–11.
  • Yun Hsiao. 2019. Taxonomic notes on Eustrophinae from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, with description of a new species (Coleoptera, Tetratomidae). Paläontologische Zeitschrift (In Press). (in SCI)

Conference articles[edit]

  • 蕭昀、楊平世。2014。臺灣菊虎科分類初探。台灣昆蟲學會聯合年會論文宣讀。(2014年10月,台北)
  • Yun Hsiao, Ping-Shih Yang. 2014.The preliminary taxonomic study of Cantharidae (Coleoptera Elateroidea) in Taiwan. Annual Meeting of Taiwan Entomological Society. Oral Presentation. October 17-18, 2014, Taipei.   
  • 蕭昀、俞雅麗、鄧從雙、龐虹。2016。中國中生代大花蚤科化石之首度發現與記述。台灣昆蟲學會年會論文宣讀。(2016年10月,台北)
  • Yun Hsiao, Ya-Li Yu, Cong-Shuang Deng, Hong Pang. 2016. The first fossil wedge-shaped beetle (Coleoptera, Ripiphoridae) from the Mesozoic of China. Annual Meeting of Taiwan Entomological Society. Oral Presentation. October 14-15, 2016, Taipei.   
  • 賀毓翔、詹美鈴、蕭昀。2017。紹德擬腹竊蠹 (Falsogastrallus sauteri) 及其外寄生蜂頭甲蟻形蜂 (Cephalonomia sp.) 之微細形態特徵與發生記述。台灣昆蟲學會年會論文宣讀。(2017年10月,台中)
  • Yu-Hsiang Ho, Mei-Ling Chan, Yun Hsiao. 2017. Ultramorphological characteristics of Falsogastrallus sauteri and its parasitic wasps, Cephalonomia sp., with note on their occurrences. Annual Meeting of Taiwan Entomological Society. Oral Presentation. October 20-21, 2017, Taichung.  
  • Yun Hsiao, Cheng-Lung Tsai. 2019. A resurrected soldier beetle of Fissocantharis (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) in Taiwan revealed by the combined morphological and molecular data. Congress of Animal Behavior and Ecology. Poster Presentation. January 21-22, 2019, Taipei.
  • Yun Hsiao, Rolf G. Oberprieler. 2019. The second species of Demyrsus Pascoe, 1872: an Australian cycad weevil pest’s one hundred years of solitude (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Molytinae). Australian Entomological Society 50th AGM and Scientific Conference, in association with the Society of Australian Systematic Biologists and Australasian Arachnological Society. Rapid-fire talks. December 1-4, 2019, Brisbane.
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