Wednesday, February 6, 2019

[Entomology • 2019] Cucujus costatusContribution to the Knowledge of the Genus Cucujus Fabricius (Coleoptera, Cucujidae) from China

Cucujus costatus 
Zhao & Zhang, 2019

 DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4544.1.10 

Cucujus costatus Zhao & Zhang, new species is described from Guangdong, China. This new species can be easily recognized by the longitudinal elevated carinae on elytra and its strongly convex eyes. Additional records for C. kempi Grouvelle, 1913 and C. elongatus Lee & Pütz, 2008 are added. A key to the known Chinese species of Cucujus Fabricius is given.

Keywords: Coleoptera, saproxylic beetles, Oriental region, Xizang, Cucujoidea, flat bark beetles

 Cucujus costatus new species, male holotype

Cucujus costatus Zhao & Zhang, new species

Etymology. The name refers to the peculiar character of the elevated carinae on the elytra. 

Ming-Zhi Zhao and Jin-Kun Zhang. 2019.  Contribution to the Knowledge of the Genus Cucujus Fabricius (Coleoptera, Cucujidae) from China. Zootaxa. 4544(1); 144-150. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4544.1.10

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