A revision of the Afrotropical species of the Philonthus arrowianus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)

Hromádka Lubomír
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(1): 131-144, 2010
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Abstract: The paper deals with the species of the subgenus Tasgius s. str. of the genus Tasgius Stephens, 1829, known to occur at present on the territory of the People’s Republic of China. Tasgius praetorius Bernhauer, 1915 is redescribed and a lectotype is designated for it. Three species are described as new: T. pugio sp. nov. (Gansu), T. congener sp. nov. (Gansu) and T. venustus sp. nov. (Xinjiang). Each species is described, illustrated and all available distributional and bionomic data are given.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Philonthina, Philonthus arrowianus species group, taxonomy, new species, key, Afrotropical Region
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