Kupryjanowicz J.1, Lyubarsky G.Yu.2, Perkovsky E.E.3 2021. Heterhelus buzina sp.n. (Coleoptera: Kateretidae) from Rovno amber: the first proxy for Sambucus in the Eocene of Eastern Europe // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.18. No.1: 16–24 [in English].

1 Andrzej Myrcha’s University Centre of Natural Sciences, University of Białystok, Białystok, 15-089 Poland. E-mail: kuprzool@uwb.edu.pl

2 Zoological Museum, Moscow State University, ul. Bol’shaya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow, 125009 Russia. E-mail: lgeorgy@rambler.ru

3 I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, ul. Bogdana Khmel’nitskogo 15, Kiev, 01030 01601 Ukraine. E-mail: perkovsk@gmail.com

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.18.1.02

ABSTRACT. Heterhelus buzina sp.n. is described from Rovno amber. The new species seems similar to the extant H. scutellaris (Heer, 1841), but differs from its by size (length 1.8 mm), relatively small scape, longer elytra exposing two complete abdominal tergites, and confused elytral puncturation. All extant species of Heterhelus develop on Sambucus; the Heterhelus record from Rovno amber is the first indication of Sambucus presence in Eocene flora of Eastern Europe.

KEY WORDS: Oise amber, Heterhelus scutellaris, Priabonian, pollination.

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