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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3784.3.7

Ruthmuelleria, a new genus of Carinodulini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Microweiseinae) from South Africa

PAWEŁ JAŁOSZYŃSKI, ADAM ŚLIPIŃSKI

Abstract


A new genus of ladybird beetles, Ruthmuelleria, belonging to the pantropical tribe Carinodulini, is described based on a new species R. grootdrifensis from South Africa. The genus is diagnosed by the unique 8-segmented antennae and posteriorly-directed metaventral postcoxal lines. A key to the genera and discussion of diagnostic characters of Carinodulini are also included.


Keywords


Coleoptera, Coccinellidae, Microweiseinae, Carinodulini, ladybird beetles, taxonomy, new genus, South Africa

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