Contribution to the knowledge of Elodes sericea species-group with description of two new species from Middle Asia (Coleoptera, Scirtidae).
|Citation||KLAUSNITZER, Bernhard. Contribution to the knowledge of Elodes sericea species-group with description of two new species from Middle Asia (Coleoptera, Scirtidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae Prague: National Museum, 2009, 49(2), 711-728. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/49-2/contribution-to-the-knowledge-of-elodes-sericea-species-group-with-description-of-two-new-species-from-middle-asia-coleoptera-scirtidae|
Two new species of the genus Elodes Latreille, 1796 from Uzbekistan (Elodes jelineki sp. nov.) and Kazakhstan (Elodes gerdmuelleri sp. nov.) are described. Elodes orientalis Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1973 is redescribed as a valid species. These three species represent along with Elodes sericea Kiesenwetter, 1859, E. eberti Klausnitzer, 1970 and E. persica Klausnitzer, 1975 a distinct species-group, which is defined as Elodes sericea species-group. The new species are compared with other species of the E. sericea group and a key to identification of species of the group is proposed. Original description of E. persica Klausnitzer, 1975 is completed.