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Species Martineziana dutertrei

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Eupariini
Genus Martineziana
Species dutertrei (Martineziana dutertrei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Martineziana dutertrei (Chalumeau)
Orig. Comb: Martinezia dutertrei Chalumeau 1983
Explanate lateral pronotum with obvious setal fringe (unique in US)
Native to S. America, adventive in our area: se US (TX-FL-NC)(1); range will likely overlap with that of the Red Imported Fire Ant.
Lives with fire ants(2)
throughout the year in c. TX
common at lights
See Also
most similar to our native fire ant obligate euparine
- Range: Gulf Coast
Euparia castanea LePeletier and Serville
Det. Wm. B. Godwin, 1993
Print References
Chalumeau F., and H. Ozdikmen. 2006. Martineziana nom. nov., a replacement name for the preoccupied genus name Martineziella Chalumeau, 1986 (Coleoptera: Scrabaeidae). Munis Entomology & Zoology 1(1): 69-70.
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Beetles of the genera Myrmecaphodius, Rhyssemus, and Blapstinus in Texas fire ant nests.
Summerlin, J.W. 1978. Southwestern Entomologist 3(1): 27-29.