Contribution to the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Chilocorini), with descriptions of two new species from China

  • Wenjing Li Key Laboratory of Bio-Pesticide Innovation and Application, Engineering Technology Research Center of Agricultural Pest Biocontrol, Guangdong Province, Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510640
  • Lizhi Huo Key Laboratory of Bio-Pesticide Innovation and Application, Engineering Technology Research Center of Agricultural Pest Biocontrol, Guangdong Province, Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510640
  • Di Wang People’s Public Security University of China, Beijing 100038
  • Dirk Ahrens Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig Bonn, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn
  • Xingmin Wang Key Laboratory of Bio-Pesticide Innovation and Application, Engineering Technology Research Center of Agricultural Pest Biocontrol, Guangdong Province, Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510640
Keywords: lady beetles, Chilocorini, new species, China, world checklist


Twenty species of the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 currently known from China are recorded, including two new species described here: C. nigricaeruleus Li & Wang sp. nov. and C. strenotubus Li & Wang sp. nov. Diagnoses and detailed descriptions of the new species are given. Each species is illustrated in detail, including genitalia. Distribution maps, a key to the Chinese species and a world checklist of Chilocorus are given.


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Li, W., Huo, L., Wang, D., Ahrens, D., & Wang, X. (2018). Contribution to the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Chilocorini), with descriptions of two new species from China. European Journal of Taxonomy, (469).