Balke M.1, Surbakti S.2, Hendrich L.1 2018. Philaccolilus sagatai sp.n. from the Bewani Mountains of Papua New Guinea (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Laccophilinae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.4: 363–365 [in English].

1 SNSB-Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Münchhausenstrasse 21, 81247 München, Germany. E-mail:

2 Department of Biology, Universitas Cendrawasih, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia.

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.27.4.02

ABSTRACT. Philaccolilus sagatai sp.n. is described from the Bewani Mountains of Papua New Guinea. The lotic species was collected from sandy banks of a lowland rainforest stream. Important species characters (median lobe, colour pattern, microreticulation of the pronotal and elytral base, and hind margin of sternum 5 and 6) are figured. Altogether 13 species of the genus are now known from New Guinea.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Philaccolilus, new species, Papua New Guinea, lotic species.

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