A new species of the genus Pentacomia from Panama (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

Daniel P. Duran, Jiří Moravec

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Pentacomia (Mesochila) skrabali sp. nov. is described as a new species in the genus Pentacomia Bates, 1872, and it represents the fourth species of the genus to be recorded from Panama. Examination of type specimens of relevant species of Pentacomia has confirmed that P. (M.) skrabali sp. nov. differs markedly from all known species in the genus (and related genera), and represents an intermediate link between the subgenera Pentacomia s. str. and Mesochila Rivalier, 1969. Illustrations of the habitus and diagnostic characters of the new species are presented in colour photographs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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