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Eupleurus Mulsant 1842
Eupleurus Mulsant 1842: 170.

Eupleurus subterraneus (Linnaeus)
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Type species. Scarabaeus subterraneus Linnaeus 1758: 348, by monotypy.
                  = Coprimorphus (groupe Eupleurus) Mulsant and Rey
                  1870(1869): 395.

Diagnosis. Body length 6.9-7.3 mm, elongate, robust, black. Pronotum with fine and coarse puncture, coarse punctures irregularly distributed and widely scattered. Scutellum large, triangular. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length.
Distribution. Palearctic; northeastern North America (introduced).
Composition. Worldwide, Eupleurus contains 2 species, one of which occurs in the New World.

Eupleurus subterraneus
(Linnaeus 1758: 348) [Scarabaeus], Palaearctic, introduced in northeastern North America.
                  = Aphodius coerulescens Harold 1861: 103.
                  = Aphodius fuscipennis Mulsant 1842: 171.
                  = Aphodius fuscus Dalla Torre 1879: 106.
                  = Aphodius ruber Dalla Torre 1879: 106.
                  = Aphodius rufus Dalla Torre 1879: 106.
                  = Aphodius subcarpathicus Roubal 1936: 324.
                  = Scarabaeus sulcatus Fabricius 1792: 24.
Life History. Unknown.
Larvae. The larvae of E. subterraneus is described by Zhang (1984).

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.
Zhang, Z.-l. 1984. Economic insects of China. Fasc. 28. Coleoptera: larvae of Scrabaeoidea. Science Press, Beijing, i-vi, 1-107 pp. [in Chinese]

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