New minute Drilini species significantly extend the distributions of Lolosia and Microselasia (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypninae) in tropical Africa
|Klíčová slova||Coleoptera, Elateroidea, Elateridae, Drilini, taxonomy, new species, new combination, diversity, distribution, hotspot, Afrotropical Region|
|Citace||KUNDRATA, Robin. New minute Drilini species significantly extend the distributions of Lolosia and Microselasia (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypninae) in tropical Africa. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2018, 58(2), 531-538. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aemnp-2018-0042. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicals/aemnp/58-2/new-minute-drilini-species-significantly-extend-the-distributions-of-lolosia-and-microselasia-coleoptera-elateridae-agrypninae-in-tropical-africa|
Lolosia Kundrata & Bocak, 2017 and Microselasia Kundrata & Bocak, 2017 (Elateridae: Agrypninae: Drilini) were described based on species endemic to the Cameroonian rainforest zone. Here, I describe Lolosia gajduskovae sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Lolosia smetkovae sp. nov. (Central African Republic), and Microselasia sormovae sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Additionally, I redescribe Selasia burgeoni Pic, 1930 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and transfer it to Microselasia as M. burgeoni (Pic, 1930) comb. nov. The main diagnostic characters including male genitalia are figured, and an identification key to the males of Lolosia species is provided. The generic diagnoses of Lolosia and Microselasia are updated based on the here studied species. The newly described species increase our knowledge on the distribution of Lolosia and Microselasia in the Afrotropical Region.