Eur. J. Entomol. 111 (1): 105-119, 2014 | 10.14411/eje.2014.012

Revision of the genus Figura (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) with descriptions of new species

Karol SZAWARYN
Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warszawa, Poland; e-mail: szawaryn@miiz.waw.pl

The African genus Figura Ukrainsky, 2006 is revised. A detailed redescription of its morphology is presented. Three new species are described, F. bitalensis sp. n., F. lineata sp. n. and F. ruwenzorica sp. n. All species are illustrated. A key to all species and a map showing the distribution of the genus Figura are provided.

Keywords: Taxonomy, Coleoptera, Coccinellidae, Epilachnini, Figura, new species, Afrotropical region

Received: March 11, 2013; Accepted: September 10, 2013; Published: January 9, 2014

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