Location: Location not imported yet.Title: Chaseleodes, a new subgenus of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the central plateau of Mexico
Submitted to: The Coleopterists Bulletin
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/19/2015
Publication Date: 12/18/2015
Citation: Thomas, D.B. 2015. Chaseleodes, a new subgenus of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the central plateau of Mexico. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 14:122-126.
Interpretive Summary: Darkling beetles are indicators of environmental health because they are flightless and, therefore, closely tied to their immediate habitat. They are a difficult group to study because separation and identification of the many species requires a specialist, and many species are unknown to science. In the present article a new subgenus of Eleodes, a dominant genus in Arundo habitats, is described and named. It is named Chaseleodes to honor a prominent expert on these beetles, Dr. Charles A. Triplehorn.
Technical Abstract: Chaseleodes, a new subgenus of Eleodes is described and proposed to hold two species from central Mexico, Eleodes connatus Solier and Eleodes curtus Champion (designated as type species). A key, map, illustrations, and diagnoses are provided for the species. Characters that define the new subgenus include the wedge-shaped elytron and the female valvifers. The subgenus is named in honor of Dr. Charles A. Triplehorn.