Glaresis, Erichson, 1848

Gordon, Robert D. & Hanley, Guy A., 2014, Systematic revision of American Glaresidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Insecta Mundi 2014 (333), pp. 1-91: 12

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Glaresis  - Phoenicis Group

Description. Size moderate to large, length 2.7 to 5.3 mm. Clypeal apex flat, truncate or emarginate, surface tuberculate ( Fig. 5BView Figures 5, 6BView Figures 6). Pronotal fovea absent or weakly impressed. Elytral striae not to weakly carinate. Metasternum with surface ridges unmodified, metasternal groove not visible or difficult to detect. Mesotibia with strong apical projection, posterolateral emargination with 4-9 spines ( G. clypeata  may have more than 5 spines). Posterior metatrochanteral margin without teeth, or lateral angle with single tooth. Lateral metatibial margin not apically incised, with small, more or less even teeth, lacking a major posteromedian lateral projection (except G. clypeata  ). Apex of 5th female abdominal ventrite notched or weakly emarginate medially (except G. clypeata  ), male ventrite apically truncate or slightly arcuate.

Remarks. This group contains 6 species, all except G. clypeata  superficially very similar in appearance. Glaresis clypeata  is atypical of this group, but is placed here because it is more similar to G. phoenicis  and allies than to any other group of Glaresis  .