Leaf litter and moss-inhabiting flea beetles of Hong Kong (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticini)
Damaška Albert F., Aston P.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(1): 151-161, 2019
Published online: 8th April 2019
Published in print: 10th August 2019
Abstract: The flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) inhabiting
leaf litter and moss in Hong Kong are reviewed and summarized for the first
time. Five species are listed from Hong Kong, four of which are newly described:
Benedictus sagittalis sp. nov., Cangshanaltica sprynari sp. nov.,
Clavicornaltica doeberli sp. nov. and C. longipenis sp. nov. Ivalia excavata
(Wang, 1993) is recorded from Hong Kong for the first time. All species are
photographed and their species identity is discussed.
Key words: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticini, moss-inhabiting flea beetles, urban biodiversity, taxonomy, China, Hong Kong