Kazantsev S.V. 2018. A checklist of Plateros Bourgeois, 1879 from Africa, with description of new species  (Coleoptera: Lycidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.1: 19–32 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.27.1.04

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

ABSTRACT. Sixteen new species of net-winged beetles of the genus Plateros Bourgeois, 1879: P. amaniensis, P. aurifer, P. dewittei, P. eburneus, P. gorongosus, P. guttifer, P. hamifer, P. hamulifer, P. hippocampus, P. kuehnei, P. morogoroensis, P. nyungwensis, P. odzalaensis, P. ogovensis, P. subulifer and P. uluguruensis spp.n. — are described from Afrotropical region. A new replacement name Plateros breveapis nom.n. is proposed for Plateros breveapicalis (Pic, 1938), nec Plateros breveapicalis (Pic, 1931). Plateros burgeoni (Pic, 1924), P. curtus (Bourgeois, 1905) and P. nigricauda (Bourgeois, 1910) are illustrated. A checklist of Plateros species of the Afrotropical region is provided.

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