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......Chaetodus Westwood, 1845

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Scarabaeoidea
Hybosoridae
Anaidinae


Chaetodus amazonicus de Borre.
Photo by Federico C. Ocampo

 
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Distribution: Chaetodus is a Neotropical genus whose species are distributed in Central and South America. The known distribution of this genus includes the following countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Chaetodus species are primarily found in low and mid-altitude tropical forests between 20° N and 40° S latitudes, and they have been collected from near sea level to 4,000 m altitude.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Composition: 33 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: Species of Chaetodus are attracted to carrion and dung, which suggests these are their primary food sources. Adults of Chaetodus species are attracted to light. Nothing is known about the biology of the larva.  Costa et al. (1988) described one larva of this genus.

 
 
 
   
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Author: Federico C. Ocampo
Generated on: 13/DEC/2006
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