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1 December 2014 A Review of the Genus Cryptolaemus Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Coccidulini) from New Guinea
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The genus Cryptolaemus Mulsant endemic to New Guinea / Australasia is reviewed. Thirty-two new species (C. tetrahedron, C. simulatus, C. sigmoidus, C. distinctus, C. pulchellus, C. dualis, C. ambiguus, C. sedlaceki, C. iodes, C. purpureus, C. parvus, C. prominens, C. metallicus, C. magnificus, C. splendidus, C. regalis, C. splendens, C. riedeli, C. dubius, C. trochanteratus, C. similis, C. aeruginosus, C. bicolor, C. asymmetricus, C. incertus, C. typicus, C. incrassatus, C. robustus, C. fraternus, C. atratus, C. guineensis, C. gressitti, spp. nov.) are described and illustrated. Cryptolaemus concinnus Weise is redescribed and the male genitalia are illustrated. Besides montrouzieri-group and subviolaceus-group, four more species groups are tentatively recognized based on male genitalia and other characters: iodes-group, magnificus-group, riedeli-group, and bicolor-group, and some of the species are unassociated with any of these groups. A key is provided to the males of the species of Cryptolaemus from New Guinea, mainly based on genitalia. Presence of a stridulatory apparatus is reported from species of the riedeli-group, which is the first of its kind in Coccinellidae.

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Janakiraman Poorani, Adam Ślipiński, and Roger G. Booth "A Review of the Genus Cryptolaemus Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Coccidulini) from New Guinea," Annales Zoologici 64(4), 613-654, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345414X685929
Received: 1 September 2014; Accepted: 1 October 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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