A new species of Cheilotoma Chevrolat from Turkey with an updated list (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Clytrinae)

Abstract :

All members of Turkish Cheilotoma Chevrolat is introduced on the base of 95 specimens of 4 species from 7 different provinces in Turkey.Correspondingly Cheilotoma (s. str.) cankiriensis sp. nov. from Çankırı province in North part of Central Anatolian Region of Turkey is described. Holotype (female) and its spermatheca are photographed. The newly described species is distinct with spermathecal structures (especially thickening of ductus spermatheca) whereby are easily distinguished from other known species of the genus. Cheilotoma (s. str.) beldei Kasap, 1984 is recorded for the first time from Çankırı province of Turkey. Accordingly an updated list of Cheilotoma species with their provincial distributions of all existing taxa in Turkey is given. A key to species in Palaearctic region of the genus is also provided

Keyword :

Chrysomelidae, Clytrinae, Cheilotoma, Cheilotoma cankiriensis, new species, taxonomy, Turkey

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H., Bal, N.
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Published Issue : 2016 Vol. 11 Number 2

2016 Vol. 11 Number 2