New species of the subfamily Malthininae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from the western Palaearctic Region

Švihla Vladimír
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 191-216, 2009
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Abstract: The following new taxa of the subfamily Malthininae from the western Palaearctic Region are described and illustrated: Malthinus hulai sp. nov. (Turkey), M. ciraliensis sp. nov. (Turkey), M. malinkai sp. nov. (Turkey), M. egadiensis sp. nov. (Italy: Egadi Is.), Malthodes malinkorum sp. nov. (Turkey), M. zdeneki sp. nov. (Turkey), M. flagellatus sp. nov. (Turkey), M. aphroditae sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. fritzlari sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. lysosensis sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. anadyomenae sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. cyprogenius sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. denizlianus lesvosensis ssp. nov. (Greece: Lesvos I.), M. andreasi sp. nov. (Turkey), M. paveli sp. nov. (Iran), and M. lycicus sp. nov. (Turkey). Species status is given to Malthodes bucakensis Wittmer, 1970, stat. nov., elevated from M. besucheti bucakensis Wittmer, 1970. Malthinus fasciatus Olivier, 1790 is synonymised with Malthinus bulgaricus Švihla, 1990, syn. nov. Additional characters of Malthinus peyerimhoffi Constantin, 1979 are illustrated.
Key words: Coleoptera, Cantharidae, Malthinus, Malthodes, new species, new subspecies, status change, new synonym, Palaearctic Region
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