Another new species of Coleoptera Carabidae from Ecuador!

14 December 2012

Our member Luca Toledano, together with David R. Maddison of the Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, published on the review Zookeys (249: 51-60; 2012) the issue: A new species of Bembidion (Ecuadion) from Ecuador (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiini), with a key to members of the georgeballi species.
The new species, Bembidion ricei, has been collected by Maddison in 2010 in the Province of Napo, along two tributaries of the Rio Papallacta, between 2250 and 2800 m in the Ecuadorian Andes, east of Quito. It belongs to the georgeballi, species group of subgenus Ecuadion, and is most similar to Bembidion georgeballi. The work includes also some wonderful photos and a key to the species of the group.
The WBA, for many years involved in the study of biodiversity in South America, expresses sincere congratulations to the authors for the new discovery; the WBA also wishes for new investigations in South America to increase the biological richness of this continent.
The persons concerned can ask for a copy of the paper directly to our member to the following address: Dr. Luca Toledano c/o Museo di Storia Naturale, Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 9 – 37129 Verona (Italy).