A taxonomic review of the genus Eorhipidius (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae), with descriptions of three new species from Asia.
Jan Batelka, Jiří Hájek
The ripiphorid genus Eorhipidius Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1986 is revised and four species are recognized: E. januschevi Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1986 from Tajikistan, E. jelineki sp. nov. from Iran, E. loebli sp. nov. from Orissa (India) and E. ruzickai sp. nov. from Pakistan. All species are (re)described, their diagnostic characters are illustrated, and an identification key to all species is provided. The systematic positions of the Eorhipidiini and the Ripidiinae are thoroughly discussed.