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1 September 2009 Revision of the Family Helotidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): IV. The Genus Metahelotella
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The species belonging to the genus Metahelotella Kirejtshuk are revised. Six species are recognized, including two described herein, M. schawalleri sp. nov. from Vietnam and M. sprecherae sp. nov. from China (Shaanxi Province). Helota fulvitarsis Ritsema and H. difficilis Ritsema are placed as junior synonyms of M. semifulva Ritsema. Lectotypes are designated for H. fulvitarsis Ritsema, H. difficilis Ritsema, and H. immaculata Ritsema. A key and diagnosis of the species belonging to the genus Metahelotella Kirejtshuk are provided. Figures of protibiae, genitalia, internal sacs, eighth abdominal tergites, and fifth abdominal ventrites are given for all species.
© 2009 Entomological Society of America
and Chi-Feng Lee "Revision of the Family Helotidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): IV. The Genus Metahelotella," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 102(5), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1603/008.102.0505
Received: 16 March 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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