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Published: 2018-09-24

Seven new taxa of Leptodirini (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae) from the Balkan Peninsula

Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade—Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Krunska 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade—Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Speleological Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Branilaca Sarajeva 30, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Špiljar Speleological Society, Varaždinska 53, 21000 Split, Croatia
Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade—Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Natisone Valley Speleological Group, Via Antro, San Giovanni d’Antro, 33046 Pulfero, Italy
Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade—Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade—Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Coleoptera Beetles new taxa cave-dwellers Bosnia and Herzegovina Serbia

Abstract

Seven new troglobitic leiodid beetle taxa (six new species and one new subspecies) from several caves and pits in the Balkan Peninsula (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) are described and diagnosed. Three new species belong to the genus Adelopidius Apfelbeck, 1907, two—to the genus Pholeuonopsis Apfelbeck, 1901, one—to the genus Leonhardia Reitter, 1901, while a new subspecies belongs to the genus Apholeuonus Reitter, 1889. All important morphological characteristics of the new taxa have been mentioned and imaged, including the aspects of the male and female genitalia. The new leiodid taxa are properly distinguished from their relatives and are endemics of the Dinaric mountain chain. A key to Adelopidius taxa is added.

 

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How to Cite

ĆURČIĆ, S., PAVIĆEVIĆ, D., VESOVIĆ, N., MULAOMEROVIĆ, J., RAĐA, T., ANTIĆ, D., BOSCO, F., MARKOVIĆ, ĐORĐE, & PETKOVIĆ, M. (2018). Seven new taxa of Leptodirini (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae) from the Balkan Peninsula. Zootaxa, 4483(3), 523–548. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4483.3.6