Neopelatops Jeannel,

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: 17

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3797461

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Neopelatops Jeannel
status

 

Genus Neopelatops Jeannel 

Neopelatops Jeannel, 1936: 12  . Type species: Neopelatops edwardsi Jeannel  (monotypy).

Key: to species in Salgado, 2015b: 8.

Distribution: Southern Chile, southwestern Argentina; five undescribed species known from Australia (AFN, personal data).

Biology:Australian species are attracted to and feed on slime molds ( Myxomycetes  ) as larvae and adults ( Newton, 1984); the Chilean species probably have similar habits, with one record on the slime mold Stemonitis  sp., but most specimens have been collected in flight traps and on fungusy logs or in leaf litter.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Leiodidae

Loc

Neopelatops Jeannel

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

Neopelatops

Jeannel, R. 1936: 12
1936