A1 Journal article – refereed
Nine genera of Eucnemidae (Coleoptera) new to Peru, with a key to Peruvian genera




List of Authors: Varpu Vahtera, Jyrki Muona, Ari Linna, Ilari E. Sääksjärvi
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Biodiversity data journal
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 3
Number of pages: 30
ISSN: 1314-2836

Abstract


Thirteen genera of Eucnemidae containing forty species were collected from the Iquitos



region in Peru. Nine of the genera are new to the country: Rhagomicrus Fleutiaux, 1902,



Adelorhagus Horn, 1890, Adelothyreus Chevrolat, 1867, Microrhagus Dejean, 1833,



Dyscharachthis Blackburn, 1900, Heterotaxis Bonvouloir, 1871, Spinifornax Fleutiaux,



1926, Serrifornax Fleutiaux, 1926 and Maelodrus Fleutiaux, 1928. The previous eucnemid



record from Peru contained eleven species in ten genera. Only one of the forty species



caught, Entomophthalmus americanus Bonvouloir, was previously known and described



from the country. Dyscharachthis, Maelodrus and Adelorhagus are recorded from South



America for the first time. Many of the collected species seem to favor white-sand forest as



their habitat. Possible reasons for this are discussed. A list of eucnemids from Peru is



included, containing taxa already recorded from the country and also taxa that are likely to



occur there. A key to the Peruvian genera is included.



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