A new species of the Agriotes nuceus species group from Turkey

J Insect Sci. 2013:13:17. doi: 10.1673/031.013.1701.


A new Elateridae species, Agriotes longipronotum n. sp. (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Elaterinae: Agriotini), is described from Siirt province, Turkey. Photographs of the imago and the aedeagus, and drawings of the aedeagus of the new species, A. sameki , A. bulgaricus , and A. rahmei are given. A rearranged diagnostic key of all Turkish species of nuceus -group is given. The new species is discussed in relation with closely related species. The species of the Agriotes nuceus -group from Turkey are listed, and their distributions are given.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Coleoptera / anatomy & histology
  • Coleoptera / classification*
  • Male
  • Turkey