Lyubarsky G.Yu. 2016. A new subgenus Litochrus (Remitarsis): Notes on the Phalacridae (Coleoptera, Cucujoidea) from Indonesian Papua and the Australia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.25. No.4: 361–366 [in English].
Zoological Museum, Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya Str. 2, Moscow 125009, Russia.
KEY WORDS. Phalacriidae, Litochrus, Remitarsis, new subgenus, new species, New Guinea, Australia, new records.
ABSTRACT. New subgenus of Litochrus Erichson, 1845 from New Guinea is described. Subgenus Litochrus (Remitarsis) subgen.n. is distinguished based on modified tarsomere 1 of posterior leg, its edges fairly flat, dilated, thinning to the side, strongly narrowed to the base, in the form similar to a paddle. This subgenus is described for the new species Litochrus (Remitarsis) eurypus sp.n. The new species is only known from W New Guinea where the species inhabits mountain ranges: Doberai Peninsula, Arfak mts. The data are analyzed on the findings of further six species in W New Guinea and Australia. Male genitalia are described for three species for the first time.