A new species of the genus Pentacomia from Panama (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Pages 49-57
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2013/53/1

Pentacomia (Mesochila) skrabali sp. nov. is described as a new species in the genus Pentacomia Bates, 1872, and it represents the fourth species of the genus to be recorded from Panama. Examination of type specimens of relevant species of Pentacomia has confirmed that P. (M.) skrabali sp. nov. differs markedly from all known species in the genus (and related genera), and represents an intermediate link between the subgenera Pentacomia s. str. and Mesochila Rivalier, 1969. Illustrations of the habitus and diagnostic characters of the new species are presented in colour photographs.

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