Lepanus reidi Gunter & Weir

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: 231-234

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

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03ED0167-FF9B-FF9C-FF1D-F0ACFE19F917

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Plazi

scientific name

Lepanus reidi Gunter & Weir
status

new species

Lepanus reidi Gunter & Weir   , new species

( Figs 8B, F, H View FIGURE 8 ; 9C View FIGURE 9 ; 10C View FIGURE 10 ; 11C View FIGURE 11 .)

Type series. Holotype: ♂ “QLD: 17.430°S 145.490°E Crater NP, 18-19 Sep 2010, G. Monteith Dung trap, RF, 980m 34584” (= Mout Hypipamee National Park ) / “ ANIC Database No. 25 059231” / “ ANIC image” / “ Lepanus   NQ5 det TA Weir 2010 ”, in ANIC (17°25’47”S, 145°29’24”E) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes (25 ♂, 35 ♀, 5 sex undetermined): Crater National Park , 980 m, dung trap 34584, 17.430°S, 145.490°E 18–19.ix.2010, G.B. Monteith (25- 060883 3 specimens in ANIC also as COL1152 ♀, COL1153 ♀, COL1154 ♀) (17°25’47”S, 145°29’24”E) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Hartley , 2.5 km SW, 15°47’49”S, 145°19’34”E, 24.iv.1982, ( T 54260 View Materials in QM 1 specimen ♀) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Finnigan S1, 30 km S of Cooktown, [15°49’0”S, 145°17’0”E], 400 m, 2.vii.1982, S. & J. Peck (25-059106 1 specimen ♂ 1 specimen ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Alexandra Range , 16°14’42”S, 145°26’10”E, 200 m, 20–21.ix.2010, G.B. Monteith (25- 060882 1 specimen in ANIC also as COL1151 ♀) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Sorrow track, 16°4’37”S, 145°27’58”E, 30 m, 28–30.v.2012, G.B. Mon- teith (25-057612 1 specimen, 25-057617 1 specimen ♀ also as COL 2448in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Emmagen Creek , 16°2’24”S, 145°27’32”E, 10 m, 29–30.v.2012, G.B. Monteith (25-057618 2 specimens ♀ also as COL 2450 in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 km WNW Cape Tribulation , [16°4’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 10 m, x.1996, J. Seymour (25-059136 1 specimen ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation , [16°5’0”S, 145°27’0”E], 20 m, 9.v.1997, C. Reid (25-059134 1 specimen ♀, 25-059135 1 speci- men ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation , 40 km N of Daintree, [16°5’0”S, 145°29’0”E], 10 m, 12–15.vii.1982, S. & J. Peck (25-059105 3 specimens ♂, 2 specimens ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Oliver Creek , 16°8’22”S, 145°26’24”E, 4–7.vi.1974, ( T60127 View Materials 1 specimen ♂ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Alexandra Range , N slope, 16°14’31”S, 145°25’48”E, 140 m, 28–30.v.2012, G.B. Monteith (25-057616 1 specimen ♂ also as COL 2449 in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Windsor Tableland ANZSES Site 9, 16°16’55”S, 145°3’56”E, 27.xii.1988 – 8.i.1989, ( T54257 View Materials 1 specimen ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mossman Bluff Track 5–10 km W Mossman, Site 1, 16°28’19”S, 145°19’37”E, 20.xii.1989 – 15.i.1990, ( T54269 View Materials T54270 View Materials 1 specimen ♀, 1 specimen sex undeter- mined in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mossman Bluff Track 5–10km W Mossman, Site 1, 16°28’19”S, 145°19’37”E, 1.i.1989 – 16.i.1989, ( T54271 View Materials T54279 View Materials 7 specimens ♂, 2 specimens ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mossman Gorge, 16°28’26”S, 145°19’54”E, 1.xi.1991 – 22.vii.1992, ( T54258 View Materials T54259 View Materials 1 specimens ♂, 1 specimens ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Black Mountain , lower slopes, 16°39’52”S, 145°30’4”E, 2.xii.1997 – 6.ii.1998, ( T60126 View Materials 1 specimen ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; GS1 Mount Haig , [17°6’0”S, 145°36’0”E], 1150 m, 1.xii.1994 – 3.i.1995, P. Zborowski (25-054103 1 specimen ♂, 2 specimen ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Massey Range , 2nd camp, 17°13’51”S, 145°48’13”E, 11–12.x.1991, ( T54256 View Materials 1 specimen ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Bartle Frere , West Base, 17°22’47”S, 145°45’51”E, 25.xi.1994 – 10.i.1995, ( T54261 View Materials T 54264 View Materials in QM 1 specimen ♂, 3 specimen ♀) GoogleMaps   ; Bartle Frere , West Base, 17°22’47”S, 145°45’51”E, 10.i–31.iii.1995, ( T54265 View Materials T54266 View Materials 2 specimens ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Bartle Frere , West Base, 17°22’47”S, 145°45’51”E, 7.iii–15.v.1995, ( T54267 View Materials 1 specimen sex undetermined in QM) GoogleMaps   ; BS3 Massey Creek , 17°37’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 1000 m, 1.xii.1994 – 3.i.1995, P. Zborowski (25-054101 3 specimens ♂, 3 speci- mens ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; BS3 View Materials Massey Creek , 17°37’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 1000 m, 3.x–2.xi.1995, L. Umback (25-054105 1 specimen ♂ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Fisher site BS2, [17°33’0”S, 145°32’0”E], 1150 m, 10.xii.1994 – 3.i.1995, P. Zborows- ki (25-054104 1 specimen ♀ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan Road , 2 km S Palmerston Highway, 17°35’56”S, 145°41’58”E, 7.iii–15.v.1995, ( T54252 View Materials T54253 View Materials 1 specimen ♂, 1 specimen ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan Road , 2 km S Palmerston Highway, 17°35’56”S, 145°41’58”E, collected 26.xi.1994 – 10.i.1995, ( T54254 View Materials T54255 View Materials 1 specimen ♂, 1 specimen sex unde- termined in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Bellenden Ker Range , 0.5 km S Cable Tower 7, [17°16’0”S, 145°55’0”E], 500 m, 25–31.x.1981, Earthwatch, Queesland Museum, (25-059108 1 specimen ♂ in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Bellenden Ker Range , Cableway Base Sta- tion, [17°16’0”S, 145°55’0”E], 100 m, 17.x–9.xi.1981, Earthwatch, Queensland Museum, (25-059110 1 specimen sex undetermined in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 1.xii.1983 – 9.i.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059130 1 specimen ♂, 1 specimen ♀ in CMNC) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Father Clancy , 800 m, 17°35’58”S, 145°38’4”E, 6–14.xii.1988, ( T54219 View Materials 1 specimen ♀ in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Palmerston National Park , E margin, 17°36’40”S, 145°45’48”E, 2.xi.1995 – 10.xii.1995, ( T54210 View Materials 1 specimen ♂ in QM) GoogleMaps   .

Other material examined. 427 specimens from almost 50 localities. Mount Boolbun South , (camp in QM)   , 15°57’10”S, 145°8’’23”E, 5.xi.1995 – 11.i.1996, ( T54191 View Materials T 54195 View Materials in QM)   ; Mount Boolbun South , (camp in QM)   , 15°57’10”S, 145°8’’23”E, 5.xi.1995 ( T 54196 View Materials in QM); Mount Boolbun South , (camp in QM), 15°57’10”S, 145°8’’23”E, 4–6.xi.1995, ( T54197 View Materials T 54201 View Materials in QM)   ; Donovan Creek, ( Grove ), 16°1’13”S, 145°26’38”E, 14.i– 10.ii.1998, ( T 73143 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Donovan Creek, ( Grove ), 16°1’13”S, 145°26’38”E, 10.ii.1998 – 14.iii.1998, ( T 85650 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Donovan Creek, ( Grove ), 16°1’13”S, 145°26’38”E, 14.iii– 6.v.1998, ( T88788 View Materials T88790, T88793 T 88794 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Donovan Creek, ( Grove ), 16°1’13”S, 145°26’38”E, 10.ix–26.x.1998, ( T88791 View Materials T 88792 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 1, 16°4’12”S, 145°27’54”E, 23.ix–7.x.1982, ( T 54165 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 2, 16°4’28”S, 145°27’33”E, 20–23.iv.1983, ( T54162 View Materials T 54164 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 2, 16°4’28”S, 145°27’33”E, 23.ix –7.x.1982, ( T 54166 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 5, 16°4’41”S, 145°27’13”E, 20–23.iv.1983, ( T54146 View Materials T 54160 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 5, 16°4’41”S, 145°27’13”E, 5–9.i.1983, ( T 54161 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 5, 16°4’41”S, 145°27’13”E, 23.ix –7.x.1982, ( T54185 View Materials - T 54186 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 5A, 16°4’41”S, 145°27’0”E, 20–23.iv.1983, ( T54182 View Materials T 54184 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 6, 16°4’41”S, 145°26’39”E, 23.ix-7.x.1982, ( T54167 View Materials T 54177 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation transect Site 6, 16°4’41”S, 145°26’39”E, 5–9.i.1983, ( T54178 View Materials T 54180 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Cape Tribulation tran- sect Site 6, 16°4’41”S, 145°26’39”E, 20–23.iv.1983, ( T 54181 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Thompson Creek, ( Grove ), 16°6’’31”S, 145°26’25”E, 10.i–12.ii.1998, ( T73153 View Materials T 73154 View Materials in QM)   ; Thompson Creek, (Grove), 16°6’’31”S, 145°26’25”E, 15.iii.1998 – 7.v.1998, ( T 88806 View Materials in QM)   ; Oliver Creek, 16°8’’22”S, 145°26’24”E, 4–7.vi.1974, ( T 49882 View Materials in QM)   ; Cooper Creek, ( Grove ), 16°9’10”S, 145°24’19”E, 10.ii–16.iii.1998, ( T85646 View Materials T 88801 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Pimm’s Block, ( Grove ), 16°11’20”S, 145°24’18”E, 8.i–9.ii.1998, ( T73155 View Materials T 73160 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Pimm’s Block, ( Grove ), 16°11’20”S, 145°24’18”E, 9.ii–13.iii.1998, ( T85640 View Materials T 85649 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Pimm’s Block, ( Grove ), 16°11’20”S, 145°24’18”E, 13.iii–8.v.1998, ( T88807 View Materials T 88812 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Lync-Haven, Daintree area , 16°12’7”S, 145°24’32”E, 35 m, 2– 10.xii.2012, T.A. Weir & G.B. Monteith, (25-057656 1 specimen, 25-057658 4 specimens, 25-057662 3 specimens in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Lync-Haven, Daintree area , 16°12’7”S, 145°24’32”E, 35 m, 6–9.xii.2012, G.B. Monteith (25-057652 2 specimens, 25-057654 x 1 in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Lync-Haven, Daintree area , 16°12’7”S, 145°24’32”E, 35 m, 9.xii.2012, T.A. Weir (25-057665 3 specimens in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Mangrove Road, ( Grove ), 16°12’42”S, 145°25’18”E, 8.i-9.ii.1998, ( T73144 View Materials T 73152 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mangrove Road, ( Grove ), 16°12’42”S, 145°25’18”E, 9.ii–13.iii.1998, ( T 85642 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mangrove Road, ( Grove ), 16°12’42”S, 145°25’18”E, 9.ix–25.x.1998, ( T88813 View Materials T 88815 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Hutchinson Creek, ( Grove ), 16°13’4”S, 145°23’57”E, 13.i–11.ii.1998, ( T73161 View Materials T 73167 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Hutchinson Creek, ( Grove ), 16°13’4”S, 145°23’57”E, 11.ii–14.iii.1998, ( T85643, T 85648 in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Hutchinson Creek, ( Grove ), 16°13’4”S, 145°23’57”E, 14.iii –8.v.1998, ( T88802 View Materials T 88805 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Fairy Creek, ( Grove ), 16°14’16”S, 145°24’57”E, 11.ii– 13.iii.1998, ( T 85647 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Fairy Creek, ( Grove ), 16°14’16”S, 145°24’57”E, 13.iii–8.v.1998, ( T 88787 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Buchanan Creek , (Grove in QM)   , 16°14’39”S, 145°25’54”E, 5.i–11.ii.1998, ( T73141 View Materials T 73142 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Buchanan Creek , (Grove in QM)   , 16°14’39”S, 145°25’54”E, 12.ix–23.x.1998, ( T88795, T 88797 in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Buchanan Creek , (Grove in QM)   , 16°14’39”S, 145°25’54”E, 12.iii–8.v.1998, ( T88796, T88798 T 88799 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Windsor Tableland via Mount Carbine , [16°15’0”S, 145°2’0”E], 25.xi.1976, R.I. Storey (25-059124 8 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Windsor Tableland ANZSES Site 9, 16°16’55”S, 145°3’56”E, 27.xii.1988 – 8.i.1989, ( T 54188 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Julatten (general), [16°37’0”S, 145°20’0”E], 21–30.xi.1987, A. Walford-Huggins (25-059114 5 specimens in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 6 km SW of Kuranda , [16°52’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 10.xii.1984 – 15.i.1985, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25-059118 6 specimens in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 6 km SW of Kuranda , [16°52’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 15.i.1985 – 20.ii.1985, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25- 032604 1 specimen in QDPC, 25-059117 5 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; 6 km SW of Kuranda , [16°52’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 20.ii–20.iii.1985, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25-059120 1 specimen in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; 6 km SW of Kuranda , [16°52’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 6.xi–10.xii.1984, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25-059119 4 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; North Bell Peak summit, 17°5’19”S, 145°52’44”E, 15–16.ix.1981, ( T 54268 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Bellenden Ker Range, Cableway Base Station , [17°16’0”S, 145°55’0”E], 100 m, 17.x–9.xi.1981, Earthwatch, Queensland Museum, (25-059109 1 specimen in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Graham Range , summit, 17°16’24”S, 145°57’58”E, 1.xi–8.xii.1995, ( T 54240 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Graham Range , 350 m, 17°16’37”S, 145°57’48”E, 1.xi–8.xii.1995, ( T54237 View Materials T 54239 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Wongabel State Forest , 6 km S of Atherton, [17°18’0”S, 145°31’0”E], 1.v–21.vi.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059126 1 specimen in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Topaz, Pei Road , (Frith house in QM)   , 17°24’23”S, 145°41’5”E, 6.xii.1993 – 25.ii.1994, ( T54242 View Materials T 54244 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 1.xii.1983 – 9.i.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25- 032603 1 specimen, 25-059111 4specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 1. v–21.vi.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059129 1 specimen in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 10.ii–13.iii.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059127 2 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 12.x–5.xi.1983, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059131 1 specimen in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 13.iii–1.v.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059128 3 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 5.xi–1.xii.1983, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059132 1 specimen in QCPC) GoogleMaps   ; Hugh Nelson Range , 21 km S of Atherton, [17°25’0”S, 145°28’0”E], 9.i–10.ii.1984, R.I. Storey & Brown (25-059133 1 specimen in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; The Crater National Park , [17°25’0”S, 145°29’0”E], 16–18.iv.1973, R.I. Storey (25-058484 1 specimen in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Topaz, Hughes Road , (Breeden house in QM)   , 17°26’4”S, 145°42’2”E, 6.xii.1993 – 25.ii.1994, ( T 54241 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Millaa Millaa Falls , 17°29’53”S, 145°36’32”E, 6–9.ii.1999, ( T76200 View Materials T 76201 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Millaa Millaa Falls (below), [17°29’0”S, 145°36’0”E], 760 m, 18–20.iv.1999, C. & I. Reid (25-059112 1 specimen in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Millaa Millaa Falls , [17°30’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 760 m, 10.iv–4.v.1990, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25- 032602 1 specimen in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Millaa Millaa Falls , [17°30’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 760 m, 13.iii–10.iv.1990, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25- 032601 3 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Millaa Millaa Falls , [17°30’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 760 m, 4.i–7.ii.1990, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25- 032599 8 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Millaa Millaa Falls , [17°30’0”S, 145°37’0”E], 760 m, 7.ii–13.iii.1990, R.I. Storey & H.K. Halfpapp, (25- 032600 4 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Kjellberg Road turnoff, 17°31’57”S, 145°36’27”E, 7.iii–15.v.1995, ( T54246 View Materials T 54247 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Kjellberg Road turnoff, 17°31’57”S, 145°36’27”E, 10.i–31.iii.1995, ( T54248 View Materials T 54250 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Fisher, Kjellberg Road , 17°32’34”S, 145°33’31”E, 1.xii–25.ii.1994, ( T 54245 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Fisher site BS2, [17°33’0”S, 145°32’0”E], 1150 m, 4.ix–3.x.1995, L. Umback (25-055628 1 specimen in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan SF, Ravenshoe Road, 17°35’23”S, 145°35’40”E, 7.iii–15.v.1995, ( T54202 View Materials T 54204 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan State Forest, Ravenshoe Road , 17°35’23”S, 145°35’40”E, 10.i–31.iii.1995, ( T 54205 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan State Forest, Ravenshoe Road , 17°35’23”S, 145°35’40”E, 10.i–31.iii.1995, ( T54206 View Materials T 54208 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan State Forest, Ravenshoe Road , 17°35’23”S, 145°35’40”E, 25.xi.1994 – 10.i.1995, ( T 54209 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Maalan State Forest, Ravenshoe Road , 17°35’23”S, 145°35’40”E, 6–9.ii.1999, ( T76197 View Materials T 76199 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Father Clancy , 900 m, 17°35’45”S, 145°38’4”E, 4.v.1983, T 54187 View Materials in QM GoogleMaps   ); Rosina Creek   , 14 km SE Millaa Millaa , [17°36’0”S, 145°43’0”E], 720 m, 24.vi–2.viii.1982, S. & J. Peck (25-059107 1 specimen in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; BS3 View Materials Massey Creek , 17°37’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 1000 m, 1.xii.1994 – 3.i.1995, P. Zborowski 25-054102 GoogleMaps   5 specimens in ANIC   ); BS3 View Materials Massey Creek , 17°37’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 1000 m, 3.i–5.ii.1995, P. Zborowski (25-054106 1 specimen in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Plamerston National Park , [17°37’0”S, 145°47’0”E], 22–24.iv.1979, R.I. Storey (25-058483 1 specimen in QM) GoogleMaps   ; South Johnstone Forestry Camp , 5 km W, 17°38’12”S, 145°40’15”E, 1.xii.1993 – 25.ii.1994, ( T54211 View Materials T 54214 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Charmillin Creek crossing, 17°42’3”S, 145°31’21”E, 8.xii.1989 – 5.i.1990, ( T54215 View Materials T 54218 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Ravenshoe State Forest, Tully Falls Road, [17°43’0”S, 145°33’0”E], 10.x–15.xi.1987, A. Walford-Huggins (25-059113 1 in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Ravenshoe State Forest, Tully Falls Road, [17°43’0”S, 145°33’0”E], 15.xi–12.xii.1987, A. Walford-Huggins (25- 059115 1 in ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Tully Falls State Forest 18 km SSW Ravenshoe, [17°46’0”S, 145°31’0”E], 730 m, 3.iii– 20.iv.1988, R.I. Storey & Dickinson, (25-059125 1 in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Tully Falls , 17°47’0”S, 145°33’27”E, 8.xii. 198 9– 5.i.1990, ( T 54220 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   ; Tully Falls State Forest 11 km SSW Ravenshoe, [17°47’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 900 m, 1.x–5.xi.1987, R.I. Storey & Dickinson, (25-059116 2 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Tully Falls State Forest 11 km SSW Ravenshoe, [17°47’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 900 m, 5.i–7.ii.1988, R.I. Storey & Dickinson, (25-059122 2 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Tully Falls State Forest 11 km SSW Ravenshoe, [17°47’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 900 m, 5.xi–7.xii.1988, R.I. Storey & Dickinson, (25-059121 3 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Tully Falls State Forest 11 km SSW Ravenshoe, [17°47’0”S, 145°34’0”E], 900 m, 7.xii.1987 – 7.i.1988, R.I. Storey & Dickinson, (25-059123 2 specimens in QDPC) GoogleMaps   ; Boulder Creek track, 200–600 m, 17°51’2”S, 145°54’29”E, 24–27.x.1983, ( T54221 View Materials T 54236 View Materials in QM) GoogleMaps   .

Description. Holotype uniformly light brown. Others ranging from light brown to dark brown almost black. Antennal clubs grey.

Total length: 2.4–2.8 mm. Holotype measurements: total length 2.6 mm, elytral width 2.0 mm.

Male. Head. Surface very finely punctate, often appearing almost impunctate, basal carina absent. Clypeal edge normal, without projection lateral to teeth. Genal angle weakly defined. Dorsal part of the eyes narrow, separated by an interocular space approximately 20 times the eye width (40: 2); eye canthus nearly dividing eye. Head 1.3 x wider than long (48:36).

Prothorax: Pronotal surface with very fine punctation. Basal angles distinct. Punctures along the basal margin absent. Pronotum 1.8 x wider than long (41:23).

Elytra: Surface smooth with obsolete striae; intervals virtually impunctate. Striae 6 and 7 extending to elytral base. Elytra 1.1 x wider than long (51:45).

Legs: Protibiae usually with 3 teeth on outer edge, sometimes with only 2 teeth, front edge deeply angulate. Apical digit long and parallel sided with a rounded apex with a very small comb of stout setae, and bearing a short spur on the outer apical angle. Metatibiae with a notch on the inner edge.

Abdomen: Pygidium simple, entirely smooth, virtually impunctate and very slightly convex. Abdominal ventrites smooth, shiny and without reticulation. Ventrite 6 very finely punctate, almost impunctate.

Pterothorax: Medial lobe of metaventrite very finely punctate and very narrowly margined between the mesocoxae. Lateral lobe of metaventrite with inner border beside mesocoxae anteriorly curving to meet lateral border. Mesoventrite notched anteriorly. Mesoventrite smooth. Metanepisternum finely reticulate.

Aedeagus: Small tufts of setae projecting from apices of both right and left parameres, left paramere pointed.

Female. As per L. monteithi   species group. Metatibiae without notch on inner edge.

Etymology. Named in honour of Chris Reid, at the Australian Museum, for his invaluable contribution to the systematics of Australian beetles including the dung beetle genera Temnoplectron   and Coptodactyla   .

Distribution. Known from the rainforests of the Wet Tropics bioregion from Mount Boolbun south to Tully Falls National Park ( Fig. 12B View FIGURE 12 ).

Comments. Lepanus reidi   is known from almost 500 specimens, the majority of which have been collected in flight intercept traps or baited pitfall traps. This species appears to be a generalist and label data indicate this species has been collected in earthworm, cricket, or snail baited flight intercept traps, diurnally feeding on bird faeces, and from mushroom or dung baited pitfall traps (human or macropod faeces). Ebert et al. (2019) also collected L. reidi   new species from a pitfall trap baited with vertebrate carrion. A small number of specimens have been collected in malaise and window traps.

This species has been referred to under the informal nomenclature sensu Yeates et al. (2011) as Lepanus   NQ5 (Gunter et al. 2019). The specimen sequenced in this study was collected from the Mount Hypipamee National Park [formerly The Crater National Park] in the same trap as the holotype and is designated as a paratype here (ANIC 25- 060883 also as COL1152). It was recovered as sister to L. monteithi   in a larger clade containing all species within the L. monteithi   species group. Other specimens from Alexandra Range and Emmagen Creek have also been sequenced (25- 060882 and 25-057618). Lepanus reidi   and L. monteithi   are the only species in the group that have metatibiae with a notch on the inner edge and small tufts of setae on the apices of both parameres. Some specimens of L. reidi   can be interpreted as having only 2 teeth on the protibiae, but can be separated from L. monteithi   by the characters in the key.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

QM

Queensland Museum

QDPC

Queensland Primary Industries Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Lepanus