Two new light attracted rove beetle species of Astenus Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae) from Kerala, India

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P. Sreevidhya
S.V. Akhil
C.D. Sebastian
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9555-0627

Abstract

Two new light attracted species of rove beetles of the genus Astenus Dejean, 1833 (Astenus keralensis sp. nov. and Astenus rougemonti sp. nov.) from Malabar coastal plains of northern Kerala in southern India are described, illustrated, and compared to closely related species.  First report of Astenus kraatzi Bernhauer, 1902 from Indian mainland and a checklist and key to all 41 species of Astenus recorded from the Indian mainland are provided. 

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Sreevidhya, P., Akhil, S. and Sebastian, C. 2021. Two new light attracted rove beetle species of Astenus Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae) from Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 5 (Apr. 2021), 18215–18226. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6729.13.5.18215-18226.
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P. Sreevidhya, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala 673635, India.

Research Scholar (CSIR-NET),

C/O Dr. C.D. Sebastian

Department of Zoology,

University of Calicut,

Malappuram, Kerala – 673635

C.D. Sebastian, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala 673635, India.

Dr. C. D. Sebastian

Associate Professor in Zoology,

Department of Zoology,

University of Calicut,

Malappuram, Kerala – 673635

Email - drcdsebastian@gmail.com

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