Two new Lamiogethes Audisio & Cline from China (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Meligethinae)

  • Meike Liu Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management of Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China; Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
  • Min Huang | huangmin@nwsuaf.edu.cn Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management of Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.
  • Andrew Richard Cline Plant Pest Diagnostics Center - California Department of Food & Agriculture, Sacramento, CA, United States.
  • Paolo Audisio Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie“Charles Darwin”, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.

Abstract

Two new species of the genus Lamiogethes Audisio & Cline, 2009 are described from China (Sichuan): L. forcipenis sp. n., and L. convexistrigosus sp. n., based on a series of recently collected specimens. The new species are both likely morphologically related to L. potanini (Kirejtshuk, 1979) from Sichuan and to L. conjungens (Grouvelle, 1910) from Yunnan. These new species clearly differ from their related taxa by details of the body shape and color, and the distinct shape of the male and female genitalia. Both new species are likely associated as larvae with a member of the genus Phlomoides Moench (Lamiaceae).

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2017-12-22
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Keywords:
taxonomy, distribution, larval host-plants, pollen beetles, Lamiaceae.
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Liu, M., Huang, M., Cline, A. R., & Audisio, P. (2017). Two new Lamiogethes Audisio & Cline from China (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Meligethinae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 49(2), 144-150. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2017.256