Kazantsev S.V. 2016. A review of Ditua Waterhouse, 1879 with description of seven new species from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Lycidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.25. No.3: 239–248 [in English].

Insect Centre, Donetskaya 13–326, Moscow 109651, Russia. E-mail: kazantss@mail.ru

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Lycidae, new species, Papuan region.

ABSTRACT. Seven new species of net-winged beetles of the genus Ditua Waterhouse, 1879: D. balkei, D. elevaticostata, D. nigra, D. siniaevi, D. spinifera, D. telnovi and D. tuzovi spp.n. — are described from New Guinea and adjacent islands. Ditua dichroma (Boisduval, 1835), the type species of the genus, is illustrated. Ditua alternata Bourgeois, 1892 n.rev. is revalidated from synonymy with D. dichroma. A key to the species of Ditua is provided. Some autapomorphies of the genus are discussed.

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