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Published: 2018-10-18
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Description of Neptosternus haibini sp. nov. from China (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Laccophilinae)

CAS Key Laboratory of Forest Ecology and Management, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100039, China
Shenyang Branch, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
CAS Key Laboratory of Forest Ecology and Management, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China.
Department of Entomology, National Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-193 00 Praha 9–Horní Počernice, Czech Republic.
Coleoptera Dytiscidae Laccophilinae Neptosternus China Guangdong Yunnan new species new record


Neptosternus haibini sp. nov. is described from Guangdong Province, China. The new species is very similar to N. wewalkai Balke, Hendrich & Yang, 1997, from which it can be recognised only by the shape of the male genitalia. The habitus and genitalia of both species are illustrated. Neptosternus pocsi Satô, 1972 is recorded from China (Yunnan province), and the Palaearctic region, for the first time. Currently, eight species of Neptosternus are known from China; a key to Chinese Neptosternus is provided.



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