Eur. J. Entomol. 106 (2): 261-274, 2009 | 10.14411/eje.2009.034

Trurlia, a new Oriental genus of the tribe Cephenniini (Coleoptera: Scydmaenidae)

Paweł JAŁOSZYŃSKI
Os. Wichrowe Wzgorze 22/13, 61-678 Poznań, Poland; e-mail: scydmaenus@yahoo.com

A new genus, Trurlia Jałoszyński, in the tribe Cephenniini (Scydmaenidae: Scydmaeninae) is described. The type species is T. insana sp. n. from Sumatra; females of an undescribed species are also reported to occur in W Malaysia. Trurlia most closely resembles Cephennomicrus Reitter, but it is the first genus of the Scydmaenidae with entirely fused antennomeres 10 and 11, forming a large, oval, abruptly separated club. Based on a disarticulated female of Trurlia sp., the detailed morphology of the new genus is described and illustrated, and possible relationships with other genera of the tribe are discussed. Comments on evolution, polarity of characters and feeding strategy of the Cephenniini are included.

Keywords: Coleoptera, Scydmaenidae, Cephenniini, Trurlia, new genus, Trurlia insana, new species, Oriental, Sumatra, Indonesia, Malaysia, taxonomy, morphology

Received: November 5, 2008; Accepted: February 23, 2009; Published: May 20, 2009

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