Scotocryptus Girard,

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: 87

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797279

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4E4F5B3F-FFAD-870E-FF75-CA09FD4CF410

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scientific name

Scotocryptus Girard
status

 

Genus Scotocryptus Girard 

Scotocryptus Girard, 1874: 123  (also cv). Type species: Scotocryptus meliponae Girard  (orig. des.).

= Scotocryptus Girard, 1875  ( 1874): 574. Type species: Scotocryptus meliponae Girard  (orig. des.).

= Apharia Reitter, 1881: 87  (in footnote), 1884: 91 syn. (not stated as taxonomic change). Type species: Apharia melitophila Reitter  (monotypy).

Distribution: Neotropical.

Biology: Eyeless and flightless, in meliponine bee nests. The adults probably disperse to new bee nests by phoresy on the bees ( Roubik & Wheeler, 1982).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Scotocryptus Girard

Peck, Stewart B., Gnaspini, Pedro & Newton, Alfred F. 2020
2020
Loc

Apharia

Reitter, E. 1881: 87
1881
Loc

Scotocryptus

Girard, M. 1874: 123
1874