Lepanus monteithi, in Matthews, 1974

Gunter, Nicole L. & Weir, Thomas A., 2019, Revision of Australian species of the dung beetle genus Lepanus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae): description of 10 new species from the L. australis, L. monteithi, and L. villosus species groups, Zootaxa 4695 (3), pp. 201-252: 222-223

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4695.3.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED0167-FF90-FFAB-FF1D-F47EFA00FB95

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scientific name

Lepanus monteithi
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Key to species of Lepanus monteithi   species group.

1. Clypeal edge with a blunt projection lateral to clypeal teeth ( Fig. 8A View FIGURE 8 ); dorsal part of eyes wide, separated by 7 eye widths; medial lobe of metaventrite narrowly margined beside mesocoxae ( Fig. 8D View FIGURE 8 ); male metatibiae without a notched inner edge; aedeagus as in Fig. 10D View FIGURE 10 , with a small tuft of setae on apex of right paramere; northern Northern Territory ............................................................................... Lepanus topend Gunter & Weir   , new species

- Clypeal edge evenly rounded lateral to clypeal teeth ( Fig. 8B View FIGURE 8 ); dorsal parts of eyes narrower, separated by more than 12 eye widths; medial lobe of metaventrite with margin beside mesocoxae either very narrowly margined or virtually absent ( Figs. 8 View FIGURE 8 H–I); male metatibiae with or without a notch on inner edge; aedeagus with or without small tufts of setae on apices of parameres............................................................................................... 2

2. Lateral lobe of metaventrite with a pit containing a tuft of setae ( Fig. 8G View FIGURE 8 ), virtually impunctate anteriorly, inner border beside mesocoxae not defined; head and disc of pronotum very finely punctate; aedeagus as in Fig. 10A View FIGURE 10 , without tufts of setae on parameres; northern Queensland, Iron Range area north to tip of Cape York Peninsula................................................................................................ Lepanus geoffi Gunter & Weir   , new species

- Lateral lobe of metaventrite without a setose pit, punctate anteriorly, inner border beside mesocoxae well defined; head and disc of pronotum with punctation fine or not; aedeagus with or without tufts of setae on apices of parameres................. 3

3. Outer edge of protibiae with only 2 distinct teeth, 3 rd or basal tooth reduced to little more than a denticle ( Fig. 8E View FIGURE 8 ); male metatibiae with a notch on inner edge (eg Fig. 8F View FIGURE 8 ); aedeagus with small tufts of setae on apices of both right and left parameres... ................................................................................................... 4

- Outer edge of protibiae with 3 distinct teeth; male metatibiae with or without a notch on inner edge; aedeagus with or without small tufts of setae on apices of parameres................................................................. 5

4. Head without a basal carina; head and disc of pronotum very finely punctate; elytral intervals virtually impunctate; lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border beside mesocoxae anteriorly curving to meet lateral border ( Fig. 8H View FIGURE 8 ); pygidium not reticulate basally and virtually impunctate ( Fig. 11C View FIGURE 11 ); aedeagus as in Fig. 10C View FIGURE 10 , with small tufts of setae on apices of both right and left parameres, left paramere pointed; northern Queensland, Wet Tropics...... Lepanus reidi Gunter & Weir   , new species [part]

- Head with short basal carina present only adjacent to eyes ( Fig. 8C View FIGURE 8 ); head and disc of pronotum with punctation not so fine; elytral intervals distinctly punctate; lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border bedside mesocoxae anteriorly straight, lateral border virtually absent ( Fig. 8I View FIGURE 8 ); pygidium often finely reticulate basally and with distinct punctures ( Fig. 11B View FIGURE 11 ); aedeagus as in Fig. 10B View FIGURE 10 , with small tufts of setae on apices of both right and left parameres, left paramere somewhat spatulate; northern Queensland, Iron Range area................................................ Lepanus monteithi Matthews, 1974  

5. Basal margin of pronotum without a row of small punctures; head and disc of pronotum very finely punctate; elytral striae obsolete; lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border beside mesocoxae anteriorly curving forward to meet lateral border ( Fig. 8H View FIGURE 8 ); pygidium not reticulate basally and virtually impunctate ( Fig. 11C View FIGURE 11 ); male metatibiae with a notch on the inner edge ( Fig. 8F View FIGURE 8 ); aedeagus as in Fig. 10C View FIGURE 10 , with small tufts of setae on the apices of both right and left parameres; northern Queensland, Wet Tropics..................................................... Lepanus reidi Gunter & Weir   , new species [part]

- Basal margin of pronotum with a distinct row of small punctures; head and disc of pronotum with punctation not so fine, easily discernable; elytral striae clearly visible; lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border beside mesocoxae anteriorly straight, lateral border virtually absent (as in Fig. 8I View FIGURE 8 ); pygidium finely reticulate basally and with distinct punctures ( Fig. 11E View FIGURE 11 ); male metatibiae without a notch on inner edge; aedeagus as in Fig. 10E View FIGURE 10 , without small tufts of setae on apices of parameres; northern Queensland, Iron Range area north to Torres Strait..................... Lepanus yorkensis Gunter & Weir   , new species

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Lepanus