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Acroapalochrus gen. nov.—a new genus of soft-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) from West Africa

Ph. D., Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
New genus new combination taxonomy Apalochrini Malachiidae West Africa


A new genus, Acroapalochrus gen. nov., is described in the tribe Apalochrini with the type species Apalochrus sulcaticornis Pic, 1942. Amongst representatives of the tribe, the new genus differs in special male characters, namely: antennae widened and impressed in the middle, anterior tarsi with a comb above second segment, and anterior femora excavate in the middle. Illustrations of the special male characters for the new species, which occurs in West Africa are provided. The placement of the genus in the tribe Apalochrini is discussed.

Key words: New genus, new combination, taxonomy, Apalochrini, Malachiidae, West Africa


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