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Studies on the Rhagophthalmidae (Coleoptera) from China, part I. A new species of Menghuoius Kawashima, 2000 from Hunan, Central China

Engineering Research Center for Forest and Grassland Disaster Prevention and Reduction, Mianyang Normal University, 166 Mianxing West Road, Mianyang 621000, Sichuan, P. R. China.
Distribution Elateroidea morphology new provincial records Oriental Realm rhagophthalmids taxonomy


A new rhagophthalmid species, Menghuoius wukong Wang sp. nov., is described from Hunan, China. The species is similar to its congeners in general appearance, but can be separated based on a combination of the following characters: body more robust, pedicel relatively shorter, sternite IX distinctly curved ventrally in anterior part, median lobe much stouter with lateral margins oblique above lateral protuberances. As a result, including the new species, a total of four species of the genus Menghuoius are recorded from the Oriental Realm.


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