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......Callosides Howden, 1971

Classification  
Superfamily......
Family..............
Subfamily........
Scarabaeoidea
Hybosoridae
Anaidinae


Callosides genieri Howden.
Photo by Federico C. Ocampo

 
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Distribution: Callosides species are distributed in Colombia and Ecuador in South America. Specimens of Callosides species were collected between 1,200 and 2,800 m elevation. Species are primarily found in mid-elevation tropical forests between 10° N and 3° S latitudes.

 
 
   
 

Composition: 3 species

 

 

 

Revision: Ocampo, F. C. 2006. Phylogenetic Analysis of the Scarab Family Hybosoridae and Monographic Revision of the New World Subfamily Anaidinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol. 19. 210pp.

 
 
 
   
 

Natural history: Adults of Callosides have been collected by sifting leaf litter in humid montane forests. Mouthparts support the hypothesis that the species feed on fungal spores or fungi.

 
 
   
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Author: Federico C. Ocampo
Generated on: 13/DEC/2006
University of Nebraska State Museum - Division of Entomology