Deltochilum (Hybomidium) loperae Gonzalez & Molano, 2009, Gonzalez & Molano, 2009

Chamorro, William, Marin-Armijos, Diego, senjo, Angelico & Vaz-De-Mello, Fernando Z., 2019, Scarabaeinae dung beetles from Ecuador: a catalog, nomenclatural acts, and distribution records, ZooKeys 826, pp. 1-343: 98-100

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Deltochilum (Hybomidium) loperae Gonzalez & Molano, 2009


Deltochilum (Hybomidium) loperae Gonzalez & Molano, 2009   Plate 23B

Deltochilum (Hybomidium) loperae   González et al. 2009: 268 (original description. Type locality: Colombia. Valle del Cauca. Estación forestal Bajo Calima. 50 m.).

Deltochilum loperae   : Krajcik 2012: 88 (complete list of species).

Deltochilum (Hybomidium) loperae   : González-Alvarado and Vaz-de-Mello 2014: 454 (redescription), 472 (characters in key); Chamorro et al. 2018: 94 (cited for Ecuador).

Type specimens.

Deltochilum (Hybomidium) loperae   González & Molano, 2009. The holotype (♂) is deposited at the CECC (see González et al. 2009: 268). Locality: Colombia. Valle del Cauca. Estación forestal Bajo Calima. 50 m, not examined.


Colombia and Ecuador.

Records examined.

CARCHI: Tobar Donoso, 300 m (2 specimens MECN). COTOPAXI: km 4 Guasaganda, 500 m (1 specimen CEMT). ESMERALDAS: Playa de Oro, Estero Pote, 200 m (4 specimens CEMT); Playa de Oro, La Tabla (1 specimen MECN); Tsejpi (1 specimen MECN); Tsejpi, Rio Zapallo (1 specimen MECN).

Temporal data.

Collected in March, April, February, October, November, and December.


Inhabits coastal lowland evergreen forests from 200-500 m a.s.l. Collected with pitfall traps baited with carrion and human feces.