FOUR NEW SPECIES OF EPHOLCIS WATERHOUSE, 1875 (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE: MELOLONTHINAE: MAECHIDIINI) FROM THE MOLUCCAS, INDONESIA

Raden Pramesa Narakusumo, Michael Balke
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Abstract

Here, we provide the first record of the chafer beetle genus Epholcis Waterhouse, 1875 from the Moluccan Islands, Indonesia. We describe four new species: E. acutus sp. nov., E. arcuatus sp. nov., E. cakalele sp. nov., and E. obiensis sp. nov. A lectotype is designated for Maechidius moluccanus Moser, 1920, which is redescribed and transferred to the genus Epholcis as E. moluccanus (Moser) comb. nov.

Keywords

Coleoptera, Epholcis, Maechidiini, Melolonthinae, Moluccas

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