Idahelops alpagutae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Helopini): a new genus and species from the Aegean region of Turkey


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Keskin B. , Nabozhenko M. V.

ZOOTAXA, pp.63-67, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3207.1.5
  • Title of Journal : ZOOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-67

Abstract

Idahelops alpagutae, a new genus and species, is described from Aegean region of Turkey (Balikesir and Izmir provinces). Idahelops belongs to the cylindrinotoid group of the subtribe Cylindrinotina. The genus is close to  Armenohelops Nabozhenko, 2002, from which it differs in the presence of large granules on the elytral intervals, the epipleural carina raised and reaching the elytal apex (the apical part of the elytra of  Armenohelops is sloping, without a horizontal platform), and the completely pubescent body (Armenohelops is without pubescence).

Idahelops alpagutae, a new genus and species, is described from Aegean region of Turkey (Balikesir and Izmir provinces). Idahelops belongs to the cylindrinotoid group of the subtribe Cylindrinotina. The genus is close to Armenohelops Nabozhenko, 2002, from which it differs in the presence of large granules on the elytral intervals, the epipleural carina raised and reaching the elytal apex (the apical part of the elytra of Armenohelops is sloping, without a horizontal platform), and the completely pubescent body (Armenohelops is without pubescence).