Enochrus algarum sp. nov., a new hygropetric water scavenger beetle from China (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Enochrinae)
Fenglong Jia, Andrew E. Z. Short
Enochrus algarum sp. nov. is described from Fujian Province in southern China. Its unusual combination of weakly impressed elytral striae, an entire fifth abdominal ventrite, and short maxillary palps make subgeneric placement difficult, and thus we do not assign it to any subgenus and place it as Enochrus incertae sedis for the time being. All specimens were collected on wet rock surfaces with dense algae or in decaying plants beside wet rock. It is the first species of the genus from East Asia known to occur in hygropetric habitats.