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Batesiana Chalumeau 1983
Batesiana Chalumeau 1983: 143.

Batesiana tuberculata (Bates)
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Type species. Euparia tuberculata Bates 1887: 94, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 5.5-6.5 mm, oval, somewhat robust, black. Head broad. Pronotum distinctly transverse, much wider than elytral base; sides rectangularly explanate. Elytra rounded; intervals tuberculate. Mesosternum lacking fossa. Meso- and metatarsomere 1 both distinctly longer than long tibial spur, flattened with dense setae on ventral surface.
Distribution. Central America, Bolivia.
Composition. Batesiana contains a single species.

Batesiana tuberculata
(Bates 1887: 94) [Euparia], Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama.
Life History. Specimens have been collected a light,  in leaf litter, and associated with ‘termites’ (Stebnicka 2007).
Larvae. Unknown.

Chalumeau, F. 1983d. Batesiana et Martinezia, nouveux genres d’Eupariini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) du nouveau monde. Bulletin Mensuel de la Societe Linneenne de Lyon 52(5): 142-153.
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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