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Wiesner J. 2021. Micromentignatha geberti, a new tiger beetle species from Australia (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae). Insecta Mundi 0898: 1–5.


Published on December 31, 2021 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc.

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Micromentignatha geberti (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), new species, is described. It is distinguished from the other members of the genus by its larger body size and shape of elytral maculation.

Due to the kindness of Christian Kerkering, I was able to study specimens of a tiger beetle species he recently acquired. It proved to be new to science and is described herein. It is a member of Micromentignatha Sumlin, 1981, which raises the number of species in this genus to four (Wiesner 2020: 327). A key to distinguish these congeners as well as a catalog of the genus are given herein.