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Haroldiataenius Chalumeau 1981
Haroldiataenius Chalumeau 1981: 137.

 
Haroldiataenius mariarum (Bates)
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Scarabaeoidea
Scarabaeidae
Aphodiinae
Eupariini
 

 

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Type species. Ataenius mariarum Bates 1887: 102, by original designation.

 
 
Subgenus Haroldiataenius Chalumeau 1981: 137. Type species: Ataenius mariarum Bates, by original designation.
Subgenus Sayloria Chalumeau 1981: 138. Type species: Ataenius hintoni Saylor, by original designation.
 
 
 
 
Diagnosis. Body length 3.5-4.4 mm, oval, robust, psammodiiform, dark reddish brown. Head smooth or with distinct transverse wrinkles. Pronotum with or without lateral fringe of setae. Mesotibia rapidly dilating at apex, apical width equal 1/3 or more of tibial length. Basal mesotarsal segment shorter than the long tibial spur. Metafemur nearly as large as profemur.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Distribution. Mexico, Panama.
 
Composition. Haroldiataenius contains 3 species.

Haroldiataenius hintoni
(Saylor 1933: 159) [Ataenius], Mexico.
Haroldiataenius limbatus (Bates 1887: 98) [Ataenius], Mexico, Honduras.
Haroldiataenius mariarum (Bates 1887: 102) [Ataenius], Mexico, Panama.
             = Ataenius perpolitus Schmidt 1916: 105.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life History. Published and unpublished data indicate species of Haroldiataenius are associated with leaf cutter ant detritus piles, Atta spp. (Stebnicka 2007).
 
 
 
Larvae. Unknown.
 

References:
Chalumeau, F. 1981. Nouveaux genre et sous‑genres d'Eupariini (Aphodiinae) d'Amerique tropicale. Nouvelle Revue D'Entomologie 11(2): 137‑142.
Galante, E., Z. Stebnicka., and J. Ramón Verdú. 2003. The Aphodiinae and Rhyparinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in southern states of Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz). Acta Zoologia Cracoviensia 46(3): 283-312.
Stebnicka, Z. T. 2007. New species of Iarupea Martínez and morphological specializations among related taxa associated with ants and termites (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Eupariini). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 114(3): 573-590.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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