Species of the Genus Lasconotus in Japan, with Description of a New Species from the Ryukyu Islands

Authors:Tim Russell, Yoshihiro Nakano


A new species of the 1845 Lasconotus Erichson genus from Ishigaki Island in southwestern Japan was described. Las-Conotus akitai sp. November Compare it to three previously known species of Lasconotus. The new species is characterized by small size, large eyes, the same size of the antennae III and IV, four ridges on the front chest and back, and bubble sculptures on the ventral side of the body. The key to four Japanese Lasconotus species is also given.

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