Missing geographic link: minute lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Microweiseinae) from Mount Wilhelm, New Guinea
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 227-236, 2018
Published online: 6th July 2018
Published in print: 15th August 2018
Abstract: Lady beetle fauna of the New Guinea has been studied by several entomologists
but there are still many coccinellid groups that have not been recorded from the
island yet. Newly collected materials from “Our Planet Reviewed – Papua New
Guinea” expedition revealed three new species belonging to the subfamily
Microweiseinae, till now unknown from New Guinea. Scymnomorphus bimaculatus sp.
nov., S. papuensis sp. nov., and S. kausi sp. nov. are described, and key
characters are illustrated. A key to Scymnomorphus species of the Australasian
Region is provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Coccinelloidea, Scymnomorphus, new species, taxonomy, Papua New Guinea