Kazantsev S.V. 2018. New and little known species of Lycostomus Motschulsky, 1861 (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from southern Asia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.4: 371–380 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.27.4.04

ABSTRACT. Five new species of the genus Lycostomus Motschulsky, 1861, L. fifaensis, L. honestulus, L. kwanshanensis, L. lushanensis and L. nathani spp.n., are described from Saudi Arabia, India and China. Lycostomus atrimembris Pic, 1926, syn.n. and L. afghan Kleine, 1936, syn.n. are synonymized with, respectively, L. nigripes (Fabricius, 1787) and L. ambiguus Waterhouse, 1879. Lycus (Haplolycus) platypterus Bourgeois, 1884 is transferred to Lycostomus as L. platypterus (Bourgeois, 1884), comb.n. Lycostomus decorus Kleine, 1935, L. kraatzi Bourgeois, 1882, L. nigripes (Fabricius, 1787), L. poilanei Kazantsev, 1993 and L. platypterus (Bourgeois, 1884) are illustrated.

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

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