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1 March 2005 Discovery of the Subfamily Necrophilinae (Coleoptera: Agyrtidae) in China and Description of a New Species of Necrophilus Latreille
Hong-Zhang Zhou, Xiao-Dong Yu, Tian-Hong Luo
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Abstract

The subfamily Necrophilinae Newton is recorded for the first time from China. This subfamily belongs to the Agyrtinae Thomson, a group of beetles which were once included in the Silphidae but are now recognized as an independent family more closely related to the Leiodidae than the Silphidae. Based on 619 specimens collected by pitfall traps from Sichuan province of western China, Necrophilus chinensis Zhou, new species, is described. The endophallus of the aedeagus was studied and is illustrated for the first time for this subfamily. This study fills a distribution gap of Necrophilus Latreille between Japan and Nepal-Bhutan and contributes important data to zoogeographical studies of this group.

Hong-Zhang Zhou, Xiao-Dong Yu, and Tian-Hong Luo "Discovery of the Subfamily Necrophilinae (Coleoptera: Agyrtidae) in China and Description of a New Species of Necrophilus Latreille," The Coleopterists Bulletin 59(1), 62-69, (1 March 2005). https://doi.org/10.1649/693
Received: 15 August 2003; Accepted: 1 February 2004; Published: 1 March 2005
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