Discovery of termitophilous tenebrionid beetles in China (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Ri-Xin Jiang, Ji-Shen Wang, Bo-Yan Li, Ye-Jie Lin, Ling Liu, Shuo Wang
2019 Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae  
Two termitophilous tenebrionid genera, Nepaloplonyx Bremer, 2014 and Xenotermes Wasmann, 1896, are reported from mainland China for the first time. Nepaloplonyx yunnanensis Jiang, Wang & Wang, sp. nov. (Yunnan Province), Nepaloplonyx qiului Jiang, Wang & Wang, sp. nov. (Yunnan Province), and Xenotermes sp. (Yunnan Province) are described, figured and compared with their congeners. New distributional records for Ziaelas formosanus Hozawa, 1914 from Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Jiangsu
more » ... and Jiangsu Provinces are provided. Biological information, collection data and distribution map of all four species are also provided.
doi:10.2478/aemnp-2019-0027 fatcat:pnun4gckefdmxdspkl7vzte63q