Redescription of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Phaenostoma (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) with description of two new species
Gustafson Grey T., Short Andrew E. Z.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 459-469, 2010
Abstract: The water scavenger beetle genus Phaenostoma d’Orchymont, 1937 is reviewed
and redescribed. Two new species are described: P. kontax sp. nov. (Peru) and P.
stochasma sp. nov. (Costa Rica, Venezuela). The only previously known species,
P. posticatum (Sharp, 1887) is newly recorded from Costa Rica and redescribed.
A key to known species of the genus is presented.
Key words: Coleoptera, new species, taxonomy, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Peru, Neotropical Region