On the genus Stephostethus LeConte, 1878 (Coleoptera: Latridiidae: Latridiinae) from Taiwan, with descriptions of two new species

  • Yu-Hsiang Ho Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Wolfgang H. Rücker Von-Ebner-Eschenbach-Straße 12, 56567 Neuwied, Germany
  • Mei-Ling Chan Division of Biology, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan
Keywords: Latridiidae, Stephostethus, taxonomy, new species, Taiwan


The genus Stephostethus LeConte, 1878 of minute brown scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Latridiidae: Latridiinae) is recorded from Taiwan for the first time, which extends the southernmost boundary of this genus in the Palaearctic realm. Two new species, S. taiwanus sp. nov. and S. yuanfengensis sp. nov., and one new record, S. chinensis (Reitter, 1877), are described in this study. A taxonomic key to the three species of this genus in Taiwan is also provided. The distributions, habitats and collecting methods of these three species, as well as the structure of the genital segments of this genus are discussed.


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How to Cite
Ho, Y.-H., Rücker, W. H., & Chan, M.-L. (2021). On the genus Stephostethus LeConte, 1878 (Coleoptera: Latridiidae: Latridiinae) from Taiwan, with descriptions of two new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 735(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.735.1235
Research article