Litovkin S.V. 2019. [Contribution to the fauna and biology of Georissidae (Coleoptera) of Kyrgyzstan] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.17 (for 2018). No.6: 428–431 [in Russian, with English summary].

Russian Entomological Society, Samara, Russia. 


doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.17.6.07

ABSTRACT. From the territory of Kyrgyzstan (Western Tien-Shan) three undetermined species of Georissus Latreille, 1809 (Georissidae) from two different subgenera are recorded and discussed. Their co-occurrence is noted. It is shown that the camouflage on the body is characteristic for the species of the subgenus Georissus (s.str.) Latreille, 1809, whereas for the species of the subgenus Neogeorissus Sato, 1972 it is not characteristic. The photographs of habitus and aedeagi of the beetles as well as their habitat are presented.

KEY WORDS: Georissidae, Central Asia, Western Tien-Shan, new records, species co-occurrence, psammophory.

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