1 December 2012 A New Species of Pentaphyllus Dejean, 1821 (Tenebrionidae: Diaperinae) from Cyprus
Wolfgang Schawaller, Ottó Merkl
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Pentaphyllus reibnitzi sp. nov. from Cyprus is described, representing the fourth species of Pentaphyllus from the western Palaearctic Region. All four species from this area are figured, a key for their identification and selected faunistic data are given. Two species have a wider distribution in the western Palaearctic Region, and two are restricted to limited areas in Azerbaijan or Cyprus, respectively. The type specimens of the new species were found in polypores, collected from a dead tree of Ficus carica in an extensively cultivated garden near seashore. Lectotype of Pentaphyllus nitidulus Reitter, 1884 is designated.

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Wolfgang Schawaller and Ottó Merkl "A New Species of Pentaphyllus Dejean, 1821 (Tenebrionidae: Diaperinae) from Cyprus," Annales Zoologici 62(4), 721-724, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345412X659768
Received: 11 July 2012; Accepted: 13 October 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
identification key
new species
Palaearctic region
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