Colotrema socotrana sp. nov. from Socotra Island, with new records of the genus from Yemen (Coleoptera: Malachiidae)
Plonski Isidor S.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(supplementum): 125-131, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
Abstract: A new species of Colotrema W ittmer, 1979 (Malachiidae: Malachiinae: Colotini)
from Socotra Island is described and illustrated: Colotrema socotrana sp. nov.
It is most similar to C. barbertonica Wittmer, 1991 from South Africa, but
differs from the latter in colouration of the extremities and morphology of
maxillary palpi and terminalia. This species represents the fi rst record of
Colotrema for Socotra. In addition, C. asirensis Wittmer, 1979 and C. testacea
wajjensis Wittmer, 1980 are recorded from continental Yemen for the fi rst
time. A key to the species of Colotrema occurring in the Arabian Peninsula and
in the Socotran Archipelago is given.
Key words: Coleoptera, Melyridae s.l., Malachiidae, Colotrema, new species, new records, Yemen, Socotra