Scotocryptini,

Peck, Stewart B., Gnaspini, Pedro & Newton, Alfred F., 2020, Updated catalog and generic keys of the Leiodidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Neotropical region (“ Latin America ”: Mexico, the West Indies, and Central and South America), Zootaxa 4741 (1), pp. 1-114: 83

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4741.1.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2F901615-D948-4C68-81E9-75282F594BAF

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797223

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4E4F5B3F-FFA9-870A-FF75-CFAEFA4BF0E9

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Plazi

scientific name

Scotocryptini
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Key to Genera of Scotocryptini  of Latin America (modified from Wheeler, 1979 b and Peck, 2003a)

1a Middle tibia wider than hind tibia; apical segment of labial palp with large apical taeniaform seta; stylus of female genitalia flattened, curved, heavily sclerotized; widespread................................................ Creagrophorus 

1b Middle tibia not wider than hind tibia; labial palp without taeniaform seta; stylus straight, digitiform................... 2

2a Eyes present; body glabrous or with few scattered very fine setae only, elytra never strigose; antennal club loosely articulated; tarsi very long, thin; usually associated with fungi; widespread.......................................... Aglyptinus 

2b Eyes absent or reduced to small unpigmented spots; body usually finely pubescent, or if glabrous then elytra irregularly strigose; antennal club and tarsi compact; usually associated with meliponine bees.................................... 3

3a Elytra irregularly and finely obliquely strigose and with abundant short setae, or smooth and shiny and with dual pubescence; body shape oval or oval oblong.......................................................................... 4

3b Elytra surface appearing finely granular, without fine striae, and with fine cover of very short pubescence, surface shiny to matte; body shape subtriangular.......................................................................... 5

4a Elytra with fine irregular oblique striae, with abundant fine setae only................................... Parabystus 

4b Elytra without striae, with both long and short pubescence, some long erect setae; Peru.......................S ynaristus

5a Hind tibia strongly compressed; male pro and meso-basitarsomeres strongly dilated..................... Scotocryptodes 

5b Hind tibia subcylindrical; male tarsi not dilated..................................................... Scotocryptus