A North American Biodiversity Hotspot Gets Richer: A New Species of Whirligig Beetle (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) From the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States

Grey T. Gustafson, Robert W. Sites

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Abstract

A new species of Dineutus Macleay, 1825 is described from the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States. Habitus and aedeagus images as well as illustrations of elytral apices, protarsus, palps, and male mesotarsal claws are provided for Dineutus shorti n. sp. and compared to those of D. discolor Aubé, 1838. The importance of the southeastern Coastal Plain as a biodiversity hotspot and the potential conservation concern of D. shorti n. sp. also are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
Volume109
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • biodiversity
  • conservation
  • Dineutus
  • new species
  • Southeastern Coastal Plain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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