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Xiong X, Wiesner J. 2023. Chinese species of the genus Tricondyla Latreille, 1822 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) and a new record for the country. Insecta Mundi 1008: 1–9.


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Tricondyla wiesneri Naviaux, 2002 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) is reported from China for the first time. Photographs, short descriptions, and an identification key for all six taxa of the genus Tricondyla La­treille, 1822 known from China are given.

The first author recently received several specimens of Tricondyla wiesneri Naviaux, 2002 that had been collected in Yingjiang County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. The second author compared them with the type specimens and confirmed the identification. The species was originally described from Laos, Louang Namtha province (Naviaux 2002: 48), later reported from Vietnam, Dien Bien province (Wiesner 2022: 191), and now for the first time from China, Yunnan province. According to Wu (2011: 31) and Wiesner (2020: 37) five taxa of the genus Tricondyla Latreille, 1822 were known from China. With this new record the number is increased to six, and photographs, short descriptions, and an identification key of these species are provided herein.