SCARABAEINAE, Latreille, 1802

Peck, Stewart B., Thomas, Michael C. & Robert H. Turnbow, Jr., 2014, The diversity and distributions of the beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre, La Désirade, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and Petite-Terre), Lesser Antilles, Insecta Mundi 2014 (352), pp. 1-156: 43

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5178825

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CFE41E68-A725-4D3B-99CE-FF4EF6D224B9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DC3671-F82E-FFDD-FF68-3CA1FB85F8B5

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Felipe

scientific name

SCARABAEINAE
status

 

SUBFAMILY SCARABAEINAE  

TRIBE CANTHONINI  

Pseudocanthon vitraci (Fleutiaux and Sallé)   1890: 394 ( Canthon   ); Blackwelder 1944-1957: 202; Paulian 1947a: 30 ( Opiocanthon   ); Matthews 1966: 95; Chalumeau and Gruner 1974: 789; Chalumeau 1983a: 46. Distribution. Guadeloupe; single island endemic. Notes. In moist and wet forests; night active, at dung baits.

TRIBE ATEUCHINI  

Ateuchus insulare (Fleutiaux and Sallé)   1890: 395 ( Choeridium   ); Leng and Mutchler 1914: 438, 1917: 207; Paulian 1947a: 31; Matthews 1966: 46 (synonymy); Chalumeau 1983a: 49 (reinstated as a valid full species of Guadeloupe, contra Matthews 1966: 46); Ivie et al. 2008b: 244. = Ateuchus illaesum (Harold)   1868: 53 ( Choeridium   ); Leng and Mutchler 1914: 438; Blackwelder 1944-1957: 204; Matthews 1966: 46; Chalumeau and Gruner 1974: 789; this species is elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles and Latin America   . Distribution. Guadeloupe; single island endemic.

TRIBE ONITICELLINI  

Uroxys productus Arrow 1933: 389   ; Paulian 1947a: 32; Matthews 1966: 54, 1969: 115; Chalumeau and Gruner 1974: 790; Chalumeau 1983a: 49. = Uroxys guadeloupensis Balthasar 1966: 182   . Distribution. Guadeloupe; single island endemic. Notes. The species has much variation in size and shape between major and minor males.

TRIBE ONTHOPHAGINI  

Digitonthophagus gazella (Fabricius)   1787: 377 ( Scarabaeus   ); Huchet 1992: 298; Schiller 2004: 22; Touroult 2005: 85; Ivie and Philips 2008: 10; Ivie et al. 2008b: 244. Distribution. Anguilla (2004), Antigua, Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre, 1992), Hispaniola, Jamaica, Marie-Galante (1992), Martinique (first Lesser Antilles report in Huchet 1992), Montserrat (2000), Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Kitts (2003), St. Vincent, Union; introduced to Lesser Antilles. The species is native to much of the hotter and drier parts of Africa, and ranges into Madagascar, Asia Minor, India, and Ceylon. Introduced to the New World via Texas in 1972. By 1977 it was distributed from California to Florida, south to Mexico   and Guatemala ( Hoebeke and Beucke 1997) and is expanding its range in the Caribbean ( Ivie and Philips 2008; dates above are year of first island records). Notes. Introduced to Texas to speed the removal of livestock dung in pastures. It has a rapid reproduction rate and high mobility. It may be a threat to the native dung beetles of the West Indies ( Ivie and Philips 2008), but this is a species of open habitats so it may not directly compete with the native dung scarabs which are mostly inhabitants of forested or shady habitats, and have different dung preferences.

Onthophagus antillarum Arrow 1903: 510   ; Blackwelder 1944-1957: 211; Paulian 1947a: 35; Matthews 1966: 17; Chalumeau and Gruner 1974: 792; Cartwright and Chalumeau 1978: 5; Chalumeau 1983a: 52; Schiller 2004: 22. = Onthophagus femoralis Kirsch 1870: 362   ; Fleutiaux and Sallé 1890: 395 (misidentification); Leng and Mutchler 1914: 438; Blackwelder 1944-1957: 211. Distribution. Bequia, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Vincent (type locality); Lesser Antilles endemic. Notes. Collected in cow and human dung in forests up to 800 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Loc

SCARABAEINAE

Peck, Stewart B., Thomas, Michael C. & Robert H. Turnbow, Jr. 2014
2014
Loc

Pseudocanthon vitraci (Fleutiaux and Sallé)

Chalumeau, F. 1983: 46
Chalumeau, F. & L. Gruner 1974: 789
Matthews, E. G. 1966: 95
Paulian, R. 1947: 30
1947
Loc

Uroxys productus

Chalumeau, F. 1983: 49
Chalumeau, F. & L. Gruner 1974: 790
Matthews, E. G. 1966: 54
Balthasar, V. 1966: 182
Paulian, R. 1947: 32
1947
Loc

Onthophagus antillarum

Schiller, W. 2004: 22
Chalumeau, F. 1983: 52
Cartwright, O. L. & F. E. Chalumeau 1978: 5
Chalumeau, F. & L. Gruner 1974: 792
Matthews, E. G. 1966: 17
Paulian, R. 1947: 35
Leng, C. W. & A. J. Mutchler 1914: 438
Fleutiaux, E. & A. Salle 1890: 395
1947
Loc

Ateuchus insulare (Fleutiaux and Sallé)

Ivie, M. A. & K. A. Marske & I. A. Foley & L. L. Ivie 2008: 244
Chalumeau, F. 1983: 49
Chalumeau, F. & L. Gruner 1974: 789
Matthews, E. G. 1966: 46
Matthews, E. G. 1966: 46
Matthews, E. G. 1966: 46
Paulian, R. 1947: 31
Leng, C. W. & A. J. Mutchler 1917: 207
Leng, C. W. & A. J. Mutchler 1914: 438
Leng, C. W. & A. J. Mutchler 1914: 438
1914