Isoplastus Horn

Peck, Stewart B. & Cook, Joyce, 2013, Systematics and distributions of the genera Cyrtusa Erichson, Ecarinosphaerula Hatch, Isoplastus Horn, Liocyrtusa Daffner, Lionothus Brown, and Zeadolopus Broun of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae: Leiodini), Insecta Mundi 2013 (310), pp. 1-32: 7

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5193714

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5195831

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scientific name

Isoplastus Horn
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Isoplastus Horn  

Isoplastus Horn, 1880: 295   ; Brown 1937b: 173; Daffner 1988: 301. Type species: Isoplastus fossor Horn, 1880   , by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body strongly convex. Antenna with 10 antennomeres, with strong 3-antennomere club. Mandibles forming semicircle when closed together; left mandible with large tooth in basal one-third. Ventral side of head with distinct antennal grooves below eyes. Mesosternum vertical between the mesocoxae, without median carina. Tibiae strong, widened and shovel-like; protibiae with distinct tarsal grooves, their outer margins with strong spines; outer margins of meso- and metatibiae strongly spinose. Tarsal formula 5-5- 4 in both sexes. Males are distinguished by large tooth-like expansion of lower margin of metafemur.

Distribution. The distribution of the genus is eastern Holarctic; it also occurs in Mexico, with undescribed species in the northern Neotropics ( Newton 1998).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Isoplastus Horn

Peck, Stewart B. & Cook, Joyce 2013
2013
Loc

Isoplastus

Daffner, H. 1988: 301
Brown, W. J. 1937: 173
Horn, G. H. 1880: 295
1880