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Drepanocanthoides Schmidt 1913
Drepanocanthoides Schmidt 1913: 139.

Drepanocanthoides larreae (Horn)
Photos by P. Skelley.
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Type species. Aphodius walshii Horn 1870: 132, by subsequent designation M. Dellacasa 1988.


Diagnosis. Body length 4.0-6.0 mm, elongate, flattened; generally pale brown or yellowish brown often with variably developed maculations. Head smooth, lacking tubercles and transverse ridge. Clypeal margin lacking teeth, thickened, most prominent in male. Pronotum with lateral fringe of long setae, base distinctly bordered. Elytra setose laterally and on declivity, sometimes indistinct. Protibial spur of male long, projecting beyond apical protibial tooth. Metatibial apical spinules long and unequal.

Distribution. North America to Mexico.
Composition. Drepanocanthoides contains 2 species.

Drepanocanthoides larreae
(Horn 1887: 41) [Aphodius], Mexico, SW-USA.
              = Aphodius bifrons Bates 1887: 90.                  
Drepanocanthoides walshii (Horn 1870: 132) [Aphodius], TX-USA north to Canada.
Life History. Adults are are collected at light.
Larvae. Unknown

Gordon, R. D., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 580 pp.

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Author: Paul Skelley

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