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A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America.
By Smith, A.B.T. and P.E. Skelley
Zootaxa 1458: 1-80., 2007

Smith, A.B.T. and P.E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80.


The 27 Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) species that occur in southern South America are reviewed. This study region consists of the southern parts of Argentina and Chile including the Central Chilean, Patagonian, and Subantarctic biogeographical provinces. Keys, illustrations, and distributional records with maps for all species are presented. Seventeen species are native to southern South America, nine species are introduced, and the status of one species could not be determined due to a lack of study material. Nine of the 17 native species are endemic to southern South America, and the relationship between these endemic species and similar Australian groups is discussed. A number of classification and nomenclatural changes are made. Paranimbus Schmidt and Pseudopodotenus Dellacasa are considered to subgenera of Podotenus Schmidt. As a result, the following new combinations are created: Podotenus (Paranimbus) longitarsis (Harold), Podotenus (Paranimbus) penai (Petrovitz), Podotenus (Paranimbus) peruanus (Erichson), Podotenus (Paranimbus) zoiai (Dellacasa), and Podotenus (Pseudopodotenus) fulviventris (Fairmaire and Germain). Ataenius chilensis (Solier) is removed from synonymy with Ataenius gracilis (Melsheimer) and is considered a valid species. Ataenius modestus Schmidt is synonymized under Ataenius chilensis (Solier). Psammobius indefensus Schmidt is transferred to the genus Leiopsammodius and Leiopsammodius chilensis Rakovic is placed in synonymy with this name. Lectotypes are designated for the following names: Aphodius chilensis Solier (now Ataenius chilensis), Aphodius reflexus Schmidt (now Orodaliscoides reflexus), Ataenius modestus (now a synonym of Ataenius chilensis), and Psammobius indefensus Schmidt (now Leiopsammodius indefensus). A neotype is designated for Aphodius angustus Philippi and Philippi, a synonym of Pleurophorus caesus (Panzer). Records considered to be erroneous for several Aphodiinae species in southern South America are also discussed.

New country and state Records of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) in the USA.
By Warner, W.B.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 76(1): 128-129., 2022

Warner, W.B. (2022). New country and state Records of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) in the USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 76(1): 128-129.

This brief paper describes new Arizona state distribution records for Haroldiellus sallei (Harold) (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Aphodiini) and Phyllophaga crinita (Burmeister) (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Rhizotrogini), as well as new USA country records (Arizona and Texas, respectively) for Haroldiataenius limbatus (Bates) (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini) and Amithao erythropus (Burmeister) (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini). Vouchers of all the species are deposited in the Hasbrouck Insect Collection at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

The species of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) associated with sugarcane in south Florida
By R.D. Gordon and D.M. Anderson
The Florida Entomologist, 64 (1): 119-138 , 1981
"Those species of Scarabaeidae known to be associated with sugarcane in the Lake Okeechobee area of Florida are discussed and delineated. The species are: Phyllophaga latifrons (LeConte), Anomala marginata (F.), Cyclocephala parallela Casey, Dyscinetus morator (F.), Ligyrus subtropicus (Blatchley), and Euphoria sepulchralis (F.). Descriptions and illustrations of the larvae of all these species are presented as well as descriptions and illustrations of the adults of all species except Euphoria sepulchralis (F.). A key to the south Florida species of the genus Cyclocephala is also included."

A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
By Hardy A.
USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp., 1991

The Scarab Beetles of Florida
By Robert Woodruff
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1973
Full title: Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Volume 8. The Scarab Beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Part I. The Laparosticti (Subfamilies: Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, Hybosorinae, Ochodaeinae, Geotrupinae, Acanthocerinae). Part II covers May Beetles (Phyllophaga).

Has black-and-white photos. Apparently out of print, but still available from some suppliers--see comments. Also available on-line as part of:
The Arthropods of Florida--scroll down to Vol. 8 and 13 - Scarab Beetles of Florida

Aquatic Hydrophilidae and Hydraenidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). I.
By William L. Hilsenhoff
The Great Lakes Entomologist, 1995
Full title: Aquatic Hydrophilidae and Hydraenidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). I. Introduction, Key to Genera of Adults, and Distribution, Habitat, Life Cycle, and Identification of Species of Helophorus Fabricius, Hydrochus Leach, and Berosus Leach (Hydrophilidae), and Hydraenidae

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Saprophagous Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) of North Dakota
By Helgesen R.G., Post R.L.
Schafer-Post Series: North Dakota Insects Publication 7, NDSU. 60 pp., 1967

The phytophagous Scarabaeidae and Troginae (Coleoptera) of North Dakota
By Lago P.K., Post R.L., Oseto C.Y.
Schafer-Post Series: North Dakota Insects Publication 12, NDSU. 131 pp., 1979

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