A new species of Hydrothassa C. G. Thomson, 1859 from Turkey (Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)

Abstract : 

A new species, Hydrothassa anatolica sp. nov., is described from Kayseri province in Turkey. For the time being, the species is endemic to the Turkey. Hydrothassa anatolica sp. nov., was compared to the related Palaearctic species in the subgenus Hydrothassa (Agrostithassa) Jakobson, 1921. It can be distinctively differentiated from these species based on body size, epipleural punctuation and aedeagal characters especially. In addition, the paper presents ultrastructures observed by SEM of aedeagus and spermatheca of Hydrothassa anatolica sp. nov. from Turkey for the first time. Photos of aedeagus and spermatheca in SEM as weel as in stereo microscope are given in the text. A short key of the species of subgenus Hydrothassa (Agrostithassa) Jakobson, 1921 is also given in the text.


Keyword : 

Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae, Hydrothassa, new species, SEM, ultrastructures, aedeagus, spermatheca, Turkey, Palearctic region


Author(s) : , D. Coral Şahin, H. Özdikmen
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