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Published: 2020-05-04
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Dima spicata Schimmel, 1999 (Elateridae: Dimini), a morphologically remarkable species endemic to China

Institute of Entomology, College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Beibei, Chongqing 400716, China.
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Zoology, Baross utca 13, H-1088, Budapest, Hungary.
Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Leninskie gory 1/12, 119234, Moscow, Russia.
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, 17. listopadu 50, 77146, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalder Strasse 90, 15374, Müncheberg, Germany.
Coleoptera Elateroidea Dendrometrinae distribution diversity Oriental region winglessness


Dima spicata Schimmel, 1999 has a unique pronotal morphology within Dimini, with the posterior angles extremely elongate and surpassing humeral part of elytra. It was described based on a female specimen from Southwest China (Sichuan, Ya’an). Here, we report the discovery of additional specimens including males from several localitites in Liangshan, Sichuan. We redescribe the species in detail and discuss its intraspecific variability and distribution.



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