Odontolochini (Stebnicka and Howden, 1996)

Skelley, Paul E., 2007, New South American taxa of Odontolochini Stebnicka and Howden (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Insecta Mundi 2007 (22), pp. 1-15 : 2

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5172488

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6489924

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03968799-FFA1-4D63-4088-959FA3E52545

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Odontolochini
status

 

Key to New World Genera of Odontolochini

(modified from Stebnicka and Galante 2007)

1. Clypeal margin not distinctly thickened, with 5-7 denticles on each side of weak median emargination ( Fig. 1 View Figure 1-4 ); clypeal surface anteriorly flattened at middle; exposed disc of pygidium not eroded; South America ............................................................... Saprositellus Balthasar

— Clypeal margin distinctly thickened, lacking denticles on each side of strong median emargination, margin smooth ( Fig. 2-4 View Figure 1-4 ); exposed disc of pygidium eroded; South America and elsewhere ... 2

2(1). Pronotum with coarse punctures restricted to broad transverse depression along basal third, anterior 2/3 swollen and finely punctate ( Fig. 3 View Figure 1-4 ); protibial teeth widely separated, apical tooth longer than middle tooth; Peru............................................................. Stebnickiella , n. gen.

— Pronotum with punctures evenly distributed, base lacking broad transverse depression ( Fig. 2, 4 View Figure 1-4 ); most with protibial teeth close, restricted to apical third, apical tooth same size or smaller than middle tooth; widespread .................................................................................................. 3

3(2). Body elongate, surface argillaceous; head with punctures evenly distributed, obscured by argillaceous coating ( Fig. 4 View Figure 1-4 ); pronotum with 2 medial longitudinal ridges; alternate elytral intervals weakly carinate; Peru............................................................. Amerilochus , n. gen.

— Body stout, surface not argillaceous, can be somewhat dulled (alutaceous)or glossy; head with band of large punctures at base, extremely fine punctures anteriorly ( Fig. 2 View Figure 1-4 ); pronotum evenly

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae