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New Species of the Tribe Megapenthini Gurjeva, 1973 (Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Asia

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Abstract:

Eight new species of the Tribe Megapenthini Gurjeva, 1973 from China, Laos, and from the Philippines are described and illustrated: Cateanus kucerai sp. nov., Friedrichiellus luzonensis sp. nov., Gamepenthes kresli sp. nov., G. phoupanensis sp. nov., G. shinuishanensis sp. nov., G. turnai sp. nov., Megapenthes jintangensis sp. nov., Procraerus kresli sp. nov. A key to the species of the genus Gamepenthes Fleutiaux, 1928 from China, and one from Laos and Vietnam is provided, zoogeographical and taxonomical remarks as well as a discussion on the phylogenetic importance of some characters of the species and their ecobiotic life are given.

Keywords: CHINA; COLEOPTERA; ELATERIDAE; LAOS; MEGAPENTHINI; NEW SPECIES; PHILIPPINES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3161/000345409X484991

Publication date: 2009-12-01

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