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Type: Article
Published: 2020-09-18
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Description of new species of Resachus Delève, 1968 (Coleoptera: Limnichidae)

Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom.


There are 55 valid species and 8 genera of Afrotropical Limnichidae currently described (Delève, 1968; Spangler et. al. 2001; Hernando & Ribera, 2006; Hernando & Ribera, 2014). Resachus Delève is within the “Mandersia group of genera” according to Hernando & Ribera (2005) with 3 known species: Resachus lineatifrons Delève, 1968 [Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia]; Resachus schuhi Hernando & Ribera, 2006 [Madagascar]; Resachus striatellus Delève, 1968 [Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria] (Delève, 1968; Hernando & Ribera, 2006). Specimens from Malawi have been identified as a new species. The new species have morphological characters, described in this paper, that distinguish them from any other known Resachus.



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