Lepanus villosus, 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: 239

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:32E17629-F29A-47C8-ACCB-69A32C17B147

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED0167-FFA3-FF9B-FF1D-F130FA01FB3D

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scientific name

Lepanus villosus
status

 

Key to species Lepanus villosus   species group

1. Elytra with stria 8 ending in a deep pit basally and lateral carina indented at this point ( Fig. 16A View FIGURE 16 )...................... 2

- Elytra with stria 8 not ending in a deep pit basally and lateral carina not indented at this point ( Fig. 16B View FIGURE 16 )................ 3

2. Elytra with a well-developed humeral callus basally between striae 6 and 7 and a distinct depression basally between striae 4 and 5 ( Fig. 16C View FIGURE 16 ); pygidium flat throughout ( Fig. 19D View FIGURE 19 ); mesepimeron punctate; hind wings fully developed; male metatibiae with a notch on inner edge; aedeagus as in Fig 22D; northern Queensland, Wet Tropics... Lepanus villosus Matthews, 1974  

- Elytra without a well-developed humeral callus basally between striae 6 and 7 or a distinct depression basally between striae 4 and 5; pygidium with a raised shiny knob apically – more so in males than females ( Fig. 19A View FIGURE 19 ); mesepimeron impunctate; hind wings vestigial; male metatibiae gently curved on inner edge; aedeagus as in Fig. 18A View FIGURE 18 ; northern Queensland, Wet Tropics........................................................... Lepanus pseudovillosus Gunter & Weir   , new species

3. Larger species, about 3.5 mm in length; clypeal teeth large and markedly upturned; reticulation strongly developed on all elytral intervals, consisting of dense, short, longitudinally aligned striae ( Fig. 16F View FIGURE 16 ); mesoventrite punctate; pygidium somewhat convex, with an indication of a raised longitudinal midline ( Fig. 19B View FIGURE 19 ); hind wings vestigial; male metatibiae with inner edge virtually straight; aedeagus as in Fig. 18B View FIGURE 18 ; northern Queensland, Mount Lewis area.............................................................................................. Lepanus reticulatus Gunter & Weir   , new species

- Smaller species, less than 3.0 mm in length; clypeal teeth small and not markedly upturned; reticulation on elytral intervals less strongly developed and often confined to apical and lateral areas of elytra, consisting of meshes ( Fig. 16G View FIGURE 16 ); mesoventrite impunctate; pygidium virtually flat throughout ( Fig. 19C View FIGURE 19 ); hind wings fully developed; male metatibiae with a notch on inner edge ( Fig. 16D View FIGURE 16 ); aedeagus as in Fig. 18C View FIGURE 18 ; central Queensland, Eungella area........... Lepanus vestitus Matthews, 1974  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Lepanus