Kazatsev S.V. 2018. New and little known taxa of the endemic Afrotropical subfamily Mimolibnetinae (Coleoptera: Lycidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.2: 143–151 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.27.2.04

ABSTRACT. Lampyrolycus Burgeon, 1937 is transferred from Dexorini to Mimolibnetinae, and a new tribe, Lampyrolycini tr.n., a new genus, Eulycus gen.n., and a new subgenus, Eulycus subgen. Lobentis subgen.n., are described in this neotenic subfamily of net-winged beetles. Mimolibnetis patruelis Kazantsev, 2013 is transferred to Eulycus s.str. as E. (s.str.) patruelis (Kazantsev, 2013), comb.n. and Mimolibnetis obscurus Pic, 1936 is transferred to Eulycus subgen. Lobentis subgen.n. as E. (L.) obscurus (Pic, 1936), comb.n. A new species, E. (L.) telnovi sp.n., is described from Gabon. Provided is a key to all nine known species of Mimolibnetinae, with a map of their distribution and photos of six of them.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Lycidae, Mimolibnetinae, new tribe, new genus, new subgenus, new species, systematics, taxonomy, Afrotropical region.

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