The first report of Zuphiini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from New Caledonia; a new genus and two new species

A new zuphiine carabid beetle genus, Atongolium gen. nov., including Atongolium mirabile sp. nov. (type species) and A. moorei sp. nov., is described. The type locality for both new species is Ningua Reserve, New Caledonia. These are the first Zuphiini recorded from New Caledonia. They are very divergent from all known zuphiines in having the anterior and posterior corners of the pronotum with lobe-like protuberances, a field of spatulate setae covering most of the body and a coating of environmental patina. Their coating of dirt renders them very cryptic.

Citation

PARK, J.K. & Will, K.W. 2008 04 30. The first report of Zuphiini (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from New Caledonia; a new genus and two new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52(2): 99–104. Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835.

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    Date of publication

    30 April 2008

    Authors

    Jong Kyun Park

    Kipling W. Will