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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2019-05-17
Page range: 196–200
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Discovery of the genus Micropeneta Pic in China, with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Gnathidiini)

Mingde College of Guizhou University, Siya Road, Guiyang, 550025, P. R. China.
Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao, 266042, P. R. China
Coleoptera Tenebrionidae Diaperinae Gnathidiini Micropeneta new species China


The tenebrionid genus Micropeneta, Pic 1921 is recorded from China for the first time. A new species, Micropeneta qilin Li & Jiang sp. n., is described, figured and compared with its congeners. Habitat information and collection data of the new species are given.



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