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Flechtmanniella Stebnicka 1999
Flechtmanniella Stebnicka 1999b: 287.

Flechtmanniella laticollis (Petrovitz)
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Type species. Euparia laticollis Petrovitz 1973: 181, by monotypy.
                  = Flechtmannia Stebnicka 1999a: 286 [not Flechtmannia Kiefer
                  1979, Acari].

Diagnosis. Body length 5-6 mm, elongate, oval, black, glossy. Head broad. Pronotum explanate anteriorly, narrowing toward rounded base; lateral margin not fimbriate. Elytra distinctly inflexed at interval 9.
Distribution. Brazil.
Composition. Flechtmanniella contains a single species.

Flechtmanniella laticollis
(Petrovitz 1973: 181), Brazil (Mato Grosso, Sao Paulo).
Life History. Reportly found in the ant of a fungus growing ant, Acromyrmex lobicornis (Emery) (Stebnicka 2007).  Some were collected at light.
Larvae. Unknown.

Stebnicka, Z. T. 1999a. Neotropical Eupariini: New and little known genera and species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 106: 285‑300.
Stebnicka, Z. T. 1999b. Flechtmanniella, a new name for Flechtmannia Stebnicka, 1999. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 42: 287.
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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