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1 March 2014 Revision of the Family Helotidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): IX. The Culta Species Group and a Checklist of Neohelota Species
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Members of the culta species group of the genus Neohelota Ohta are revised. Ten species are recognized, including a new species described herein, N. barclayi sp. nov., from China, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The following synonymies are proposed: Helota klapperichi Mader, 1955, as a junior synonym of Neohelota chinensis (Mader, 1955); Helota taiwana Ohta, 1929, as a junior synonym of Neohelota boulei (Ritsema, 1915); Helota gestroi Ritsema, 1891, Helota sharpi Ritsema, 1915, Helota similis Lee and Satô, 2006, as junior synonyms of Neohelota pusilla (Oberthür, 1883); Helota notata Ritsema, 1891, and Helota severini Ritsma, 1893, as junior synonyms of Neohelota cula (Olliff, 1883); Helota hopei Ritsema, 1915, as a junior synonym of Neohelota fryi (Ritsema, 1894); Helota olliffii Ritsema, 1899, as a junior synonym of Neohelota boysii (Ritsema, 1889); Helota bretaudeaui Ritsema, 1894, as a junior synonym of Neohelota affinis (Ritsema, 1891); Helota jordanii Ritsema, 1899, and Helota indicator Ritsema, 1905, as junior synonyms of Neohelota dubia (Ritsema, 1891). Lectotypes are designated for Helota chinensis Mader, 1955, H. klapperichi, Helota boulei Ritsema, 1915, Helota consanguinea Ritsema, 1915, H. sharpi, H. notata, H. severini, H. olliffii, H. bretaudeaui, and H. jordanii. A key for the culta species group is provided. Illustrations of diagnostic characters are provided for all species.

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Chi-Feng Lee and Petr Votruba "Revision of the Family Helotidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea): IX. The Culta Species Group and a Checklist of Neohelota Species," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107(2), 315-338, (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN13108
Received: 3 July 2013; Accepted: 1 September 2013; Published: 1 March 2014
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