Zoological Studies

Vol. 51 No. 4, 2012

Negastriinae Studies: Species of the Genus Arhaphes Candèze, 1860 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Rainer Schimmel1 and Dariusz Tarnawski2,*

1Wiesenstraße 6, D-66957 Vinningen, Germany. E-mail:rainer.schimmel@gmx.de
2Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego 63-77, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland

Rainer Schimmel and Dariusz Tarnawski (2012) Species of the genus Arhaphes Candèze, 1860 are revised, 3 new species are described and illustrated, new records of known species of this genus are given, a key to the species of the genus is provided, and new nomenclatural combinations for 10 species are proposed. The new species are Arhaphes krali sp. nov., A. longicollis sp. nov., and A. rugosicollis sp. nov. New nomenclatural combinations include A. biguttatus (Candèze, 1893) comb. nov., A. erythrurus (Schwarz, 1902) comb. nov., A. cyaneus (Schwarz, 1902) comb. nov., A. gestroi (Candèze, 1892) comb. nov., A. luteipes (Candèze, 1896) comb. nov., A. minusculus (Candèze, 1878) comb. nov., A. nigriceps (Candèze, 1880) comb. nov., A. opacus (Candèze, 1878) comb. nov., A. plumbeus (Schwarz, 1902) comb. nov., and A. ruficollis (Candèze, 1892) comb. nov.

Key words: Revision, New species, New records, Keys to species, Asia.

*Correspondence: E-mail:elater53@gmail.com