Enochrus algarum sp. nov., a new hygropetric water scavenger beetle from China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Enochrinae)
Jia Fenglong, Short Andrew E. Z.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(2): 609-614, 2013
Abstract: Enochrus algarum sp. nov. is described from Fujian Province in southern China.
Its unusual combination of weakly impressed elytral striae, an entire fifth
abdominal ventrite, and short maxillary palps make subgeneric placement
difficult, and thus we do not assign it to any subgenus and place it as Enochrus
incertae sedis for the time being. All specimens were collected on wet rock
surfaces with dense algae or in decaying plants beside wet rock. It is the first
species of the genus from East Asia known to occur in hygropetric habitats.
Key words: Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Enochrinae, Enochrus, new species, China, Oriental Region