Ochthebius hajeki sp. nov. from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae)

Jäch Manfred A., Delgado Juan A.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(supplementum): 115-119, 2014
Published in print: 30th December 2014
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Abstract: Ochthebius hajeki sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) is described from Socotra Island (Yemen). It is a member of the O. foveolatus subgroup (sensu Jäch 1991). The new species differs from the two species of this subgroup occurring in the Arabian Peninsula (O. innexus Balfour-Browne, 1951, and O. harteni Jäch & Delgado, 2010) by its paler colouration and the shape of the aedeagus. Ochthebius hajeki sp. nov. is the second hydraenid species known from Socotra.
Key words: Coleoptera, Hydraenidae, Ochthebius, new species, Yemen, Socotra, Indian Ocean
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