Two new species of Afrocyrona from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae)

Pages 197-210
Citation KOLIBÁČ, Jiří. Two new species of Afrocyrona from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Trogossitidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2014, 54, 197-210. DOI: https://doi.org/. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/54-suppl/two-new-species-of-afrocyrona-from-socotra-island-coleoptera-trogossitidae
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2014/54/suppl

Two new species of Trogossitidae: Lophocaterinae: Ancyronini (Coleoptera) from Socotra Island are described and classified within the genus Afrocyrona Kolibáč, 2007. One species, Afrocyrona volatilis sp. nov. is winged, while the second described species, A. pedestris sp. nov., is brachypterous and thus flightless. Both species were found to be related to known members of Afrocyrona and thereby confirm a possible biogeographical relationship of Socotra to the South African fauna. All species of Afrocyrona share hidden feeding habits in litter or rotten wood, unique in this group of beetles.

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