Description of the unknown males of three Chinese Meligethes (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Meligethinae)

  • Simone Sabatelli Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “C. Darwin”, Sapienza Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy.
  • Paolo Audisio Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “C. Darwin”, Sapienza Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy.
  • Josef Jelínek Department of Entomology, National Museum, Praha, Czechia.
  • Meike Liu Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management of Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest A&F University - Yangling, Shaanxi; College of Agriculture, Yangtze University - Jingzhou, Hubei, China.
  • Min Huang | huangmin@nwsuaf.edu.cn Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management of Ministry of Education, Entomological Museum, Northwest AF University - Yangling, Shaanxi, China.

Abstract

In this paper we present the description of male genitalia and additional information on taxonomy of three recently described and poorly known Chinese endemic members of the genus Meligethes Stephens, 1830, Meligethes (Odonthogethes) brassicogethoides Audisio, Sabatelli and Jelínek, 2015, M. (O.) inexpectatus Liu, Huang, Cline, Sabatelli and Audisio, 2017, and M. (O.) tricuspidatus Liu, Huang, Cline and Audisio, 2018.

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2020-11-15
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Keywords:
pollen beetles, male genitalia, China
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Sabatelli, S., Audisio, P., Jelínek, J., Liu, M., & Huang, M. (2020). Description of the unknown males of three Chinese <em>Meligethes</em&gt; (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Meligethinae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 52(2), 351-353. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2020.464