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Studies of Ptiliidae (Coleoptera) in the Spirit Collection of the Natural History Museum, London, 6: New species and records collected by W.C. Block in Kenya and Uganda, 1964–1965

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This paper is based on a collection of Ptiliidae made by W.C. Block in Uganda and Kenya, 1964–1965, and donated to the Natural History Museum, London in 1978. A new genus Nelloptodes gen. n., and nine new species are described and figured: Bambara fragilis sp. n., Bambara lyrae sp. n., Nelloptodes blocki sp. n., Nelloptodes globulus sp. n., Nelloptodes gretae sp. n., Nelloptodes keitai sp. n., Ptinella katyae sp. n., Ptinella mpanga sp. n., Ptinella pygmaea sp. n., and new records and information provided for Pitilium pernix Darby, Bambara frosti Dybas, Bambara gabela Darby, Bambara magnifica Darby, Africoptilium marginatum Johnson, Fenestellidium kakamegaense Grebennikov, Acrotrichis africana Johnson, Acrotrichis alluaudi Johnson and Acrotrichis superba Johnson.
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Keywords: COLEOPTERA; KENYA; NEW GENERA; NEW RECORDS; NEW SPECIES; PTILIIDAE; UGANDA

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2019

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