A new species of Platypelochares from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Limnichidae)
Hernando Carles, Szawaryn Karol, Ribera Ignacio
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 17-20, 2018
Published online: 27th March 2018
Published in print: 15th August 2018
Abstract: We describe a new species of Limnichidae (Coleoptera) from Eocene Baltic amber,
Platypelochares electricus sp. nov. The species belongs to the extant genus
Platypelochares Champion, 1923, with six species distributed in the Oriental
Region, characterised by an almost hemispherical shape, lateral articulation of
the meso- and metatarsi, and presence of excavations on the hypomera.
Platypelochares electricus sp. nov. can be separated from the other species of
the genus mainly by the longer extension of the row of tubercles on the pronotum
and the punctation of the elytra and metacoxa.
Key words: Coleoptera, Limnichidae, Platypelochares, new species, Eocene amber, Oriental Region