Canuschiza of Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) Part 1. Canuschiza insularis species group

Sehnal Richard, Král David, Bezděk Aleš
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(supplementum): 139-171, 2014
Published in print: 30th December 2014
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Abstract: Within the Socotran chafer genus Canuschiza Lacroix, 1999 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Schizonychini) two species groups are recognized, Canuschiza insularis Lacroix, 1999 species group and C. minuta Lacroix, 1999 species group. A revision of C. insularis species group is provided. Canuschiza insularis is redescribed and the following seven new species are described within this group: Canuschiza adah sp. nov., C. croton sp. nov., C. dracaena sp. nov., C. firmihin sp. nov., C. hagher sp. nov., C. jatropha sp. nov., and C. skand sp. nov. An identification key to males and females of the species group is provided, and photographs illustrate external morphology and male genitalia.
Key words: Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae, Schizonychini, Canuschiza, new species, description, key, taxonomy, distribution, Yemen, Socotra
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