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Arupaia Stebnicka 1999
Arupaia Stebnicka 1999: 289.

Arupaia friedenreichi (Harold)
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Type species. Euparia friedenreichi Harold 1870: 23, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 5.5-6.0 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, dark red to black, glossy. Head broad with longitudinal rugulae. Pronotum robust, distinctly explanate laterally; lateral margin straight with dense fringe of short scale-like setae. Pronotal base with wide marginal groove. Elytral base with fifth interval prominent; fifth stria deeply grooved; humeral lobes present. Meso- and metatibia slender.
Distribution. Brazil.
Composition. Arupaia presently contains a single species.

Arupaia friedenreichi
(Harold 1870: 23) [Euparia], Brazil (St.Cat., S.Paulo, Campinas).
                  = Iarupea guimaraesi Martinez 1955: 68.
Life History. Unknown. Reported from nest of fire ants, Solenopsis geminata F. (Stebnicka 2007).

Larvae. Unknown.


Stebnicka, Z. T. 1999. Neotropical Eupariini: New and little known genera and species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 106: 285‑300.
Stebnicka, Z. T. 2007. New species of Iarupea Martínez and morphological specializations among related taxa associated with ants and termites (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Eupariini). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 114(3): 573-590.

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