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Entomological Review

, Volume 98, Issue 7, pp 892–898 | Cite as

A New Species and Subgenus of the Genus Toxicum Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Toxicini) from the Russian Far East

  • M. V. NabozhenkoEmail author
  • S. N. Ivanov
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Abstract

A new tenebrionid species, Toxicum elviraesp. n. (Tenebrioninae: Toxicini), is described from Primorskii Territory of Russia. The new species belongs to the subgenus Mutiloxicumsubgen. n. and differs from the congeners in the absence of horns on the male head (only supra-orbital swellings and a small epistomal tubercle are present), in the erect pubescence on the outer surface of the mandible, and in the strongly projecting, acute anterior angles of the pronotum. The new species feeds on epiphytic foliose physcioid lichens, in contrast to the other Toxicum species which feed on bracket fungi (Polyporales). The taxonomic significance of the head armature in the subtribe Toxicina is discussed. A key to the genera of the subtribe Toxicini is given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Caspian Institute of Biological ResourcesRussian Academy of SciencesMakhachkalaRussia
  2. 2.Daghestan State UniversityMakhachkalaRussia
  3. 3.Far Eastern BranchRussian Entomological SocietyVladivostokRussia

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