42. New species of genus Dipropus Germar, 1839 (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Elaterinae) from Sindh, Pakistan

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Shabana Mangi, Waheed Ali Panhwar, Abdul Manan Shaikh

Abstract

Click beetles are well known due to the unusual click mechanism they possess. These beetles belongs to family Elateridae. During the present study click beetles of genus Dipropus were collected from Mehrabpur (Nausherferoze district) of Sindh, Pakistan from the salinity plain areas from during August 2018 to September 2019. The detail study of genus Dipropus revealed in finding of new species i-e: Dipropus sindhensis sp.nov. Beside this, description of new species along with genitalia, spermetheca, and morphological characters are given.


Keywords: Click; Dipropus; Elateridae; Spermtheca; Pakistan


http://dx.doi.org/10.19045/bspab.2020.90223


 

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