Tshernyshev S.E. 2020. A new species of soft-winged flower beetle of the genus Attalogonia Wittmer, 1976 (Coleoptera: Malachiidae: Apalochrini) from Argentina // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.17. No.1: 71–75 [in English].

Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Street, 11, Novosibirsk, 630091, Russia. E-mail: sch-sch@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.17.1.07

ABSTRACT: A new species, Attalogonia reshetnikovi Tshernyshev sp.n., is described in the tribe Attalini (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) from Cordoba Province in Argentina. The distinctive colouration of the elytra with black-brown disc and yellow-orange suture and edges, the yellow-orange head and pronotum with small black areas and striae, and the narrow, elongate, simple, slightly curved ventrally aedeagus with a pointed triangular lamella at the apex, two strong bristles in the inner sac differentiate the new species from all known congeners of the species-group. A detailed description of a new species is provided, together with illustrations of external appearance, antenna, head and pronotum, anterior tasus, and genitalia, and a distribution map of the species.

KEY WORDS: Malachiidae, Attalini, Attalogonia, taxonomy, new species, Argentina.

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