Melnik I.V. 2010. [New finds of checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae) from China] // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.19. No.3: 209–214 [in Russian, with English summary].
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KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Cleridae, Ekisius, Ommadius, China, new species, new subgenus, key, distribution.
ABSTRACT. Ekisius potanini Melnik, sp.n., E. brachelytrus Melnik, sp.n., and a male of E. vitreus Winkler are described from China. The genus Ekisius Winkler is redefined. A new subgenus, Neoekisius subgen.n., is established for E. brachelytrus, distinguishable from the nominate subgenus by the short, basally fused, non-striate elytra, and by the shape of the clypeus. Ommadius alishanus Nakane is recorded in mainland China for the first time.