Review of the Anthelephila maindroni complex, and description of four new species from the Indian subcontinent (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)

Kejval Zbyněk
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 1-10, 2018
Published online: 27th March 2018
Published in print: 15th August 2018
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Abstract: Anthelephila maindroni(Pic, 1903) is redescribed and A. maindroni strigosa (Heberdey, 1934) is elevated to the species level. Four species are newly described from India: Anthelephila feminea sp. nov. (Maharashtra, Karnataka), A. nandi sp. nov. (Karnataka), A. sahyadrica sp. nov. (Tamil Nadu), and A. semistrigosa sp. nov. (Tamil Nadu). A new synonymy, Anthelephila maindroni (Pic, 1903) = Formicomus argutus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1928, syn. nov., is proposed. A lectotype is designated for Formicomus maindroni strigosus Heberdey, 1934.
Key words: Coleoptera, Anthicidae, Anthelephila, new species, new synonymy, new status, lectotype designation, India, Oriental Region
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