The first known eyeless phreatic elmid beetle, Anommatelmis botosaneanui n. gen., n. sp., is described. In addition, a second new phreatic genus with two new species with reduced eyes, Lemalelmis minyops and Lemalelmis fontana, is described. Habitus views, illustrations of various structures of taxonomic interest, habitat descriptions, discussion of relationships, and a discussion of the interesting plastron present on all three species are included. These new beetles were collected from wells or karst springs in Haiti.

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Spangler, P. J. (1981). Amsterdam Expeditions to the West Indian Islands, Report 15. Two new genera of phreatic elmid beetles from Haiti; one eyeless and one with reduced eyes (Coleoptera, Elmidae). Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 51(2), 375–387.