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Genus Epipedocera in the Philippines

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Epipedocera species in the Philippines

The genus Epipedocera CHEVROLAT 1863 has been represented in the Philippines with the lone species E. lunata NEWMAN which was first described in 1842. In 2005, Eduard Vives described the second Philippine species in his paper published in France. Last year, I got an email from him saying that the rightmost species, above,, is a new species of Epipedocera.

If only collecting is extensive enough, I’m sure that there will still be additional species of this genus. The following posts will feature these beetles.