Piotr Łączyński, Wioletta Tomaszewska
Journal of Insect Science 14 (71), 1-27, (1 May 2014) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.014.71
KEYWORDS: Africa, Cucujoidea, lady beetles, taxonomy
The members of the endemic African genus Endochilus Weise, 1898 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Chilocorini) are redescribed, diagnosed, and illustrated. Lectotypes are designated for Endochilus compater Weise, Endochilus minor Weise, Endochilus plagiatus Sicard, Endochilus rubicundus Weise, and Endochilus styx Sicard. One new species is described: Endochilus abdominalis sp. nov. Notes on the genus and nomenclatural history for each species are provided. A key for identification of all species is presented. Adult characters concerning similarities of Endochilus to other genera of African Chilocorini are discussed.