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Ataenioides Petrovitz 1973
Ataenioides Petrovitz 1973: 149.

 
Ataenioides gracilitarsis Petrovitz
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Scarabaeoidea
Scarabaeidae
Aphodiinae
Eupariini
 

 

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Type species. Ataenioides gracilitarsis Petrovitz 1973: 150, by original designation.

 
 
Diagnosis. Body length 4 mm, elongate, weakly flattened, reddish-brown, glossy. Head surface coarsely punctate to ruguse. Clypeus rounded each side of median emargination. Pronotum short, not broad; lateral margin lacking setal fringe, evenly rounded at sides; emarginate at posterior angle. Male protibial spur distinctly hooked inward at apex, female protibial spur straight. Male metatarsus notably elongate, as long as tibia, slender. Male and female basal metatarsomere weakly curved medio-ventrally at basal third.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distribution. Brazil, Bolivia.
 
Composition. Ataenioides contains a single species.

Ataenioides gracilitarsis
Petrovitz 1973: 150, Brazil, Bolivia.
 
 
 
Life History. Unknown.
 
Larvae. Unknown.
 

References:
Petrovitz, R. 1973. Neue Aphodiinae, Hybosorinae, und Acathocerinae aus der Neotropischen Region (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Studia Entomologica 16: 141-202.

 
 
 
   
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