Apdo. 42

San Fernando, Spain
San Fernando, Spain
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A new species of Sogda Lopatin, 1961 from the iberian Peninsula is described and illustrated. Specimens of the type series are from Saladar de Cordovilla (Albacete) and Quero (Toledo). Sogda (Trichohydnobius) ibericus n. sp. shares the set of characters that typify genus Sogda and it is possible to separate this species clearly from the other five known, based on morphological characters listed in the discussion. The Holotype and Paratypes have been deposited in the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid. © 2014 SAM y CSIC.


In this work we describe a new species of Prionychus from northern Morocco, specifically in the region of Nador, near Melilla. Prionychus alfonsoblancoi sp. nov. belongs to those species in which the prosternum, ahead of procoxa, angles downards in a flat or slightly convex slope, the elytra have almost no striae, the anterior margin of pronotum has no border and they show a chestnut colouration. Within the Iberian/Maghreb area, these characters make P. alfonsoblancoi resemble only P. lugens, a species from which it can be clearly separated by the length of the antennae, the pronotal punctuation and the structure of the aedeagus. P. alfonsoblancoi is the fourth species present in Morocco and, by extension, in North Africa. Given the biometrics indices currently used to describe the species of this subfamily, it has been decided to re-describe Prionychus anthracinus and Prionychus lugens according to up-to-date standards. A dichotomous key to the species of the genus that inhabit the Iberian peninsula and northern África has also been developed.


In this paper a new Iberian species of Leiodes Latreille, 1797 from Cabeza la Vaca (Sierra de Tudía, Badajoz, Extremadura) is described. Leiodes tudiensis n. sp. shares with some species of the genus the low mesoventral keel, elytral surface with grooves, last antennal article clearly narrower than the penultimate and conus-shaped metatarsi. Palearctic species of Leiodes with these characters are Leiodes brandisi (Holdhaus, 1902), L. ganglbaueri (Holdhaus, 1902), L. piliferus (Reitter, 1885), L. rugosa Stephens, 1829, L. skalitzkyi (Ganglbauer, 1899) and L. taurica (Breit, 1917). However, the structure of the aedeagus only shows similarity to L. taurica, although it is clearly different. The morphology of the aedeagus, together with the color pattern and other morphological details make the new species highly characteristic.


We describe a new species of Pseudotriarthron Normand, 1938 from the iberian peninsula. Specimens of the type series are from Diapiro de la Rosa (Jumilla, Murcia). The genus Pseudotriarthron was created by Normand in 1938 for P. numidicum, to separate it from genus Triarthron Markel, 1840. Wollaston had previously created in 1857 the genus Stereus for S. cercyonides. Triarthron thurepalmi (Israelson, 1978) subsequently was described. Daffner (1983) unified the three species, but did so under the genus Stereus, previously occupied by Stereus Mannerheim, 1846 and therefore unusable. Three species now grouped besides that described in the genus Pseudotriarthron Normand, 1938, which has not be used again. Pseudotriarthron hispanicum n. sp. shares the set of characters that typify the genre. At present only three species are known: P. cercyonides (Wollaston, 1857), P. numidicum Normand, 1938 y P. thurepalmi (Israelson, 1978). Of these, only P. thurepalmi is well characterized, since the Types of the other two are lost and no other specimens are known, so that we have only the original descriptions. However it is possible to clearly separate Pseudotriarthron hispanicum n. sp. not only from of Pseudotriarthron thurepalmi but also from P. cercyonides and P. numidicum based on the morphological features detailed in the Discussion.

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