Emmidolium excavatum d’Orchymont (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) confirmed in Africa and the Arabian peninsula

Pages 117-122
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2007/47/1

Emmidolium excavatum Orchymont, 1937 is recorded from the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of the Congo for the first time. The examined specimens are compared with the type, their male genitalia are drawn, and a distribution map and habitus photographs of the species are presented. The systematic position of Emmidolium Orchymont, 1937 within the Megasternini, its similarity to the Neotropical species Oosternum sculptum Bruch, 1915, and its atypical distribution are discussed.

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