First record of the family Cantharidae on Socotra, with description of a new genus and two new species of the subfamily Silinae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea)

Geiser Michael
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(supplementum): 93-99, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
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Abstract: The fi rst known representatives of the family Cantharidae are described from Socotra: Silidius svihlai sp. nov. and Socotrasilis enigmatica gen. et sp. nov. Dorsal habitus, pronotum and aedeagus for each species are illustrated. Both species seem phylogenetically isolated, with no known close relatives.
Key words: Coleoptera, Cantharidae, Silinae, Silidius, Socotrasilis, new genus, new species, taxonomy, Yemen, Socotra