A new species of the genus Pentacomia from Panama (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Duran Daniel P., Moravec Jiří
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 49-57, 2013
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Abstract: Pentacomia (Mesochila) skrabali sp. nov. is described as a new species in the genus Pentacomia Bates, 1872, and it represents the fourth species of the genus to be recorded from Panama. Examination of type specimens of relevant species of Pentacomia has confirmed that P. (M.) skrabali sp. nov. differs markedly from all known species in the genus (and related genera), and represents an intermediate link between the subgenera Pentacomia s. str. and Mesochila Rivalier, 1969. Illustrations of the habitus and diagnostic characters of the new species are presented in colour photographs.
Key words: Coleoptera, Cicindelidae, Pentacomia, taxonomy, new species, Panama, Neotropical Region
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