Ochodaeus

Paulsen, M. J., 2019, Three new Madagascan species of Ochodaeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), Insecta Mundi 684, pp. 1-14: 11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.2579565

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Ochodaeus
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Key to species of Ochodaeus  in Madagascar

1. Pronotum everywhere strongly, densely granulate with elevated tubercles ( Fig. 13View Figures 13–18)........ 2

— Pronotum either entirely smooth and punctate or with weak granulation confined to disc ( Fig. 14View Figures 13–18)........................................................................ 4

2(1). Elytral tubercles on intervals sparse; body length less than 4 mm.... O. pygmaeus Paulian 

— Elytral tubercles dense; body length greater than 4 mm............................... 3

3(2). Median thickening of clypeal bead variable, lateral thickening always evident ( Fig. 15View Figures 13–18); body usually> 9.0 mm....................................... O. isoanalensis Paulian 

— Median thickening of clypeal bead simply convex, bead thin laterally ( Fig. 16View Figures 13–18); body length usually 4.5–8.0 mm................................................... O. miliaris Klug 

4(1). Pronotal surface simply punctate............. O. modopunctatus Paulsen  , new species

— Pronotal surface weakly granulate on disc.......................................... 5

5(4). Clypeal bead evenly curved ( Fig. 17View Figures 13–18). Mentum deeply, entirely furrowed ( Fig. 5View Figures 4–12). Males usually with 2 pollices on protibia.................. O. polypollicatus Paulsen  , new species

— Clypeal bead wavy ( Fig. 18View Figures 13–18). Mentum with furrow not reaching past middle ( Fig. 6View Figures 4–12). Males with a single pollex on protibia...................... O. meandrus Paulsen  , new species