First record of the family Sphindidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from Socotra

Hájek Jiří, Jelínek Josef
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(supplementum): 133-137, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
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Abstract: The cryptic slime-mold beetle Sphindus cf. rendilianus Lesne, 1922, described originally from Kenya, and so far known only from the holotype, is recorded from Socotra Island based on five specimens from recent collecting efforts. This is the first report of the family Sphindidae from the archipelago.
Key words: Coleoptera, Sphindidae, Sphindus, new record, Yemen, Socotra