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Published: 2021-02-10
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The genus Scirtes Illiger of Fiji (Coleoptera: Scirtoidea: Scirtidae)

Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego 65, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland.
Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego 65, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland.
marsh beetles Scirtinae new species morphology Australasia Coleoptera

Abstract

Scirtes Illiger is the only genus of Scirtidae known to inhabit Fiji. In the present revision, 10 species of Scirtes are recorded from Fiji, including seven newly described. Scirtes humeralis Pic, S. natovensis Champion, and S. veitchi Champion are redescribed and illustrated. Scirtes evansi Pic is a junior synonym of S. natovensis. Both males and females of Fijian Scirtes have foveae on abdominal ventrite 2, a character unknown in other members of the genus. Lectotypes of Scirtes natovensis Champion, S. evansi Pic, and S. humeralis Pic are designated.

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