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Trichaphodiellus Schmidt 1913
Trichaphodiellus Schmidt 1913: 167.

Trichaphodiellus brasiliensis (Laporte)
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Type Species. Aphodius brasiliensis Castelnau 1840: 85, by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body length 6-8 mm, elongate, moderately robust, brown with paler and darker markings on elytra. Head with frontal suture tuberculate. Clypeal margin rounded. Elytral striae finely punctate, intervals weakly convex. Protibial dorsal suface punctate. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length.
Distribution. South America, (Mexico?).
Composition. Trichaphodiellus contains a single species.

Trichaphodiellus brasiliensis
(Laporte 1840: 85) [Aphodius], Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico?
               = Aphodius (Nialus) excellens Endrodi 1964: 187.
Life History. Adults are commonly collected at lights.
Larvae. The larva of T. brasiliensis is described in VerdĂș and Gallante (1997).

Dellacasa, G., P. Bordat and M. Dellacasa. 2001. A revisional essay of world genus-group taxa of Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae). Memorie della Societa Entomologica Italiana 79: 1-482.
VerdĂș, J. R., and E. Galante. 1997. Aphodius brasiliensis Castelnau (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae). Larval morphology and notes on biology. Coleopterists Bulletin 51: 378-383,

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