A new genus and species of the soft flower beetles tribe Apalochrini (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) from Africa

S. E. Tshernyshev, Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk, 630091, Russia, M.V. Shcherbakov, Tomsk State University, Lenina prospekt 36, Tomsk 634050, Russia, Tomsk State University, Lenina prospekt 36, Tomsk 634050, Russia
2020 Far Eastern entomologist  
A new genus and species, Tibipectinus caeruleoviolaceus gen. et sp. n., is described in the tribe Apalochrini (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) from Tanzania, East Africa. In special male characters, the species of the new genus differ from Hadrocnemus Kraatz, 1895 by strongly dilated anterior tibiae, swollen and appendiculate intermediate tibiae, and emarginate femora in intermediate legs, and from Hapalochrops Bourgeois, 1908 in characters as follows: a first tarsomere of anterior legs simple, not
more » ... legs simple, not flattened of widened, comb above second segment small, not enlarged and curved, an outer spur in anterior legs not curved, elongate and strong, antennae filiform and dilated distally. A new genus, Tibipectinus gen. n., is described on the basis of characters mentioned above. Five species distributed in Africa, Uganda), are provisionally transferred to a new genus 1 on the basis of external characters given in original description. External appearance, special characters and genitalia of male of the new species are illustrated, and a distribution map is provided.
doi:10.25221/fee.416.1 fatcat:ijmrutlcczao7gumfpxlb5af5a