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Discovery of the genus Dioedus LeConte, 1862 from China, with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

College of Marine Science and Biological Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, P. R. China.
College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Dali University, Dali 671003, P. R. China.
College of Marine Science and Biological Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, 53 Zhengzhou Road, Qingdao 266042, P. R. China.
Coleoptera Darkling beetles Phrenapatinae Penetini new species Henan Province


The genus Dioedus LeConte, 1862 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Phrenapatinae: Penetini) is recorded from China for the first time. A new species Dioedus liuhaoyii Jiang, Wang & Wang sp. nov. is described from Henan Province, China. Habitus and diagnostic features of the adult of the new species are described and illustrated.



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