Two new species of Afrocyrona from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae)

Kolibáč Jiří
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(supplementum): 197-210, 2014
Published in print: 30th December 2014
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Abstract: Two new species of Trogossitidae: Lophocaterinae: Ancyronini (Coleoptera) from Socotra Island are described and classified within the genus Afrocyrona Kolibáč, 2007. One species, Afrocyrona volatilis sp. nov. is winged, while the second described species, A. pedestris sp. nov., is brachypterous and thus flightless. Both species were found to be related to known members of Afrocyrona and thereby confirm a possible biogeographical relationship of Socotra to the South African fauna. All species of Afrocyrona share hidden feeding habits in litter or rotten wood, unique in this group of beetles.
Key words: Coleoptera, Cleroidea, Trogossitidae, Lophocaterinae, Ancyronini, Afrocyrona, new species, Yemen, Socotra
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