Kazantsev S.V. 2013. New taxa of Baltic amber soldier beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cantharidae) with synonymic and taxonomic notes // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.22. No.4: 283–291 [in English].

Insect Centre, Donetskaya 13–326, Moscow 109651, Russia.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Cantharidae, new tribe, new genera, new species, taxonomy, Baltic amber, palaeoentomology, Eocene.

ABSTRACT: A new fossil tribe of soldier beetles, Mimoplatycini tr.n., three new genera, Electronycha gen.n., Electrosilis gen.n. and Mimoplatycis gen.n., and four new species, Electronycha prussica, Electrosilis minuta, Themus pristinus and Mimoplatycis notha spp.n., are described from the Baltic amber. Hoffeinsensia Kuska et Kania, 2010, syn.n. is synonymized with Cacomorphocerus Schaufuss, 1892. Rhagonycha kryshtofovichi (Yablokov-Khnzoryan, 1960), comb.n. is transferred from Malchinus Kiesenwetter, 1863 to Rhagonycha Eschscholtz, 1830 and Macrocerus sucinopenninus (Kuska et Kania, 2010), comb.n. is transferred from Malthodes Kiesenwetter, 1852 to Macrocerus Motschulsky, 1845. New combinations Cantharis (Cyrtomoptila) sucinokotejai (Kuska, 1996), comb.n. and Cacomorphocerus jantaricus (Kuska et Kania, 2010), comb.n., resultant from synonymy of relevant genera, are suggested. Provided is a list of the amber Cantharidae, with 19 species from 14 genus-group taxa.

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