Anthelephila fossicollis, Kejval, 2002

Kejval, Zbyněk, 2017, Studies of the genus Anthelephila Hope (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) 14. Twenty-four new species from Asia and new records of A. fossicollis Kejval, Zootaxa 4306 (1), pp. 1-52: 2

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Anthelephila fossicollis


Anthelephila fossicollis   species-group

Diagnosis. Body reddish to dark brown, elytra mostly distinctly darker, brownish-black, and with slight bluish or greenish reflection, lacking dense setose bands or paler spots; head nearly smoothly merging with shorter neck (not quite); pronotal disc convex; mesosternum with slight indication of median longutidinal bulge (more distinct only in A. fallax   sp. nov.), metasternum simple; male profemoral process uniformly tooth-like, with short fringe of minute, stiff setae subapically; male abdominal sternum III usually with paired submedian carinae or longitudinal protrusions; aedeagus trilobed apically.

Species included. Anthelephila fossicollis Kejval, 2002   , A. alamea   sp. nov., A. arcana   sp. nov., A. banhuaipo   sp. nov., A. bannape   sp. nov., A. bolavensis   sp. nov., A. davita   sp. nov., A. fallax   sp. nov., A. falcata   sp. nov., A. insolita   sp. nov., A. keilana   sp. nov., and A. paucula   sp. nov.

Distribution. Burma, China (Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan), Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Remarks. Range of the group seems to be limited to mainland Asia, as I have seen no specimens from Malaysia (including its peninsular part) and Indonesia. Most species records originate from the mountainous provinces of Thailand and Laos, which may be due to the higher level of exploration for these regions.