Paulianesthes fouquei sp. nov., the second species of the endemic genus from Madagascar (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tentyriini)
Schawaller Wolfgang, Fricke Roman
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(2): 345-349, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
Abstract: The tenebrionid tribe Tentyriini (without Epitragini) was known from Madagascar
only from three endemic and so far monotypic genera (Nothrocerus Fairmaire,
1891, Rhomaleus Chatanay, 1915, and Paulianesthes Koch, 1962). New collections
prove the presence of a second species of Paulianesthes in southwestern
Madagascar, being described in the present paper. Paulianesthes fouquei sp. nov.
was found by pitfall traps on sandy soil in a small piece of forest with grazing
cattle and sheep.
Key words: Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Tentyriini, Paulianesthes, new species, taxonomy, description, ecology, biology, Madagascar