Cleridae (Coleoptera) from Socotra Island with description of new species

Gerstmeier Roland
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(supplementum): 113-123, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
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Abstract: The Cleridae from Socotra Island are reviewed and five species are recorded. In addition to the cosmopolitan Necrobia rufi pes (De Geer, 1775), Wittmeridecus insularis sp. nov. (subfamily Tillinae), Opilo angustipennis sp. nov. and Opilo socotrensis sp. nov. (subfamily Clerinae) are described and illustrated. Opilo longipilis Fairmaire, 1892 is newly recorded from Socotra.
Key words: Coleoptera, Cleridae, Clerinae, Tillinae, Opilo, Wittmeridecus, new species, new records, Socotra, Yemen