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A New Genus of Endomychinae (Coleoptera: Endomychidae) from the Neotropics with Unusual Mouthparts

Author:
Arriaga-Varela, E, Tomaszewska, W, Fikáček, M
Source:
Neotropical entomology 2019 v.48 no.2 pp. 290-301
ISSN:
1519-566X
Subject:
Endomychidae, Neotropics, female genitalia, mouthparts, new genus, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela
Abstract:
Tharina gen. nov. along with T. antennalis (as type species), T. ecuadoriensis, T. micra, and T. peckorum spp. nov. (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Endomychinae) from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia are described, diagnosed, and illustrated. Mouthpart structures, in this genus, which are unique within the family Endomychidae, are discussed in terms of their function. Notes on the unusual female genitalia in one species are provided.
Agid:
6355652