Tshernyshev S.E. 2022. A review of species of the genus Anthocomus Erichson, 1840 (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Malachiidae) of North Asia with description of new species from South Primorie // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.19. No.1: 91–98 [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.19.1.09

ABSTRACT: The disribution and species diversity of the genus Anthocomus Erichson, 1840 (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) of North Asia are discussed. Three species, A. (Celidus) equestris (Fabricius 1781), A. (A.) coreanus Pic, 1911 (Korea) and A. (A.) mongolicus Wittmer 1969 (Mongolia), known from the region and adjacent territories are discussed. A new species, A. (A.) kurbatovi Tshernyshev, sp.n. differs in its monochromous black colour of body with white external plate of elytral appendage in male and red-orange apices of elytra in female, is described from Lasovskii State Reserve, South Primorie, Russia. Detailed description of a new species is provided, together with illustrations of external appearance, antenna, head and pronotum, anterior and posterior legs, elytral apices and genitalia of male, and a distribution map of the species. Key to species of the genus Anthocomus in North Asia is provided.

KEY WORDS: Malachiidae, Malachiini, Anthocomus, taxonomy, new species, Inner Asia.

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