Two new species of Ochthebius Leach (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) from Turkey

ERTORUN N., Jaech M. A.

ZOOTAXA, vol.3802, no.3, pp.395-399, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3802 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3802.3.9
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-399
  • Keywords: Coleoptera, Hydraenidae, Asiobates, Ochthebius notabilis group, taxonomy, new species, Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Two new species of Ochthebius Leach ( Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) are described from Turkey: O. ( s. str.) halophilus ( Kirikkale Province) and O. ( Asiobates) arator ( Kutahya and Usak Provinces). The former is the first member of the Ochthebius ( s. str.) notabilis species group from Turkey, and the latter belongs to the O. ( Asiobates) bicolon group. Both of the new species are characterized by a remarkable aedeagus and are very probably endemic to Turkey.