A new subgenus and species of Lebia, with additional records of Carabidae (Coleoptera) from Socotra Island

Felix Ron F. F. L.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(supplementum): 101-114, 2014
Published in print: 30th December 2014
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Abstract: Odontopeza subgen. nov., a new subgenus of Lebia Latreille, 1802, with the type species Lebia (Odontopeza) socotrana sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Socotra Island, Yemen. The new subgenus is characterised by prominent blunt teeth on the inner side of the male mesotibia, besides a combination of other characters like presence of epilobes on mentum, deeply lobed metatarsomere IV, completeness of basal line of elytra, presence of seta on palpomere I, and an lack of incision on male apical ventrite. In addition, three carabid species are recorded from Socotra for the first time: Amblystomus aeneolus (Chaudoir, 1876), Platymetopus figuratus cf. somalicus Basilewsky, 1948, and Tachys lenkoranus Csiki, 1928. They increase the total number of Carabidae identified to species level from the island to 46; five species are considered to be endemic to Socotra Island.
Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalinae, Lebia, Odontopeza, taxonomy, description, new subgenus, new species, new records, Yemen, Socotra
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