New snout beetle species discovered in Thailand


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From the Bangkok Post in Thailand:

New species of snout beetle discovered

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

A team of Thai entomologists has discovered the world’s three newest species of snout beetle in the eastern forest complex, which is indicative of the region’s plentiful biodiversity.

The newly found species were named Articerodes thailandicus, Articerodes omomoi and Articerodes jariyae. They belong to the Pselaphinae subfamily which groups more than 10,000 species of beetle widely found in many parts of the world.

Watana Sukchoowong, an entomologist at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said that before the discovery of the three new species Thailand recorded only 40 species of snout beetle in the Pselaphinae subfamily.

Specimens of the three new species were found at Khao Ang Rue Nai wildlife sanctuary in Chachoengsao province, Khao Soi Dao wildlife sanctuary and Khao Khitchakut national park in Chanthaburi province, the entomologist said.

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