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Drilorhinus, a new genus of the family Drilidae Lacordaire, 1857 (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) from Iran

All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, shosse Podbelskogo, 3, St. Petersburg–Pushkin 196608, Russia Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia CNRS UMR 7205, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CP 50, Entomologie, 45, Rue Buffon, F-75005, Paris, France
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Coleoptera Elateroidea new species Palaearctic Middle East


A new genus of the family Drilidae, Drilorhinus gen. nov. with one new species D. klimenkoi sp. nov. from the South-West Iran (Lorestan) is described, illustrated and compared with all known genera of this group. The new genus differs from all members of the family in the strong projection of the anterior part of the frons between antennal insertions. Some problems of taxonomic rank and classification of Drilidae are considered.



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