Selasia dembickyi sp. nov., the first member of Drilini (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from South East Asia, with the description of S. jenisi sp. nov. from Nepal
Kundrata Robin, Sormova Eliska
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 513-518, 2018
Published online: 15th November 2018
Published in print: 31st December 2018
Abstract: We describe and figure two new Asian Selasia Laporte, 1838 species: S.
dembickyi sp. nov. from northern Thailand, and S. jenisi sp. nov. from Nepal.
Selasia dembickyi sp. nov. is the easternmost record for the tribe Drilini and
the first species of this tribe known from South East Asia. An updated
identification key to Selasia species from the Palaearctic Region is given, and
a distribution map of Selasia from the southern part of Asia is provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Elateroidea, Elateridae, Drilini, taxonomy, new species, distribution, diversity, the Himalayas, Nepal, Thailand, Oriental Region, Palaearctic Region