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Iarupea Martínez 1953
Iarupea Martínez 1953: 75.

Iarupea serratipennis (Petrovitz)
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Type species. Iarupea lopeteguii Martinez 1953: 77, by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body length 5.5-6.0 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, dark red to black, dulled. Head broad with longitudinal rugulae. Pronotum robust, distinctly explanate laterally, lateral margin sinuate 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 lobe present. Meso- and metatibia slender.
Distribution. South America.
Composition. Iarupea contains 5 species.

Iarupea attenuata
(Harold 1870: 23) [Euparia], Brazil (Minas Gerais, Para).
Iarupea goias Stebnicka 2007: 579, Brazil.
Iarupea lopeteguii Martinez 1953: 77, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay.
Iarupea luisae Stebnicak 2007: 579, Brazil.
Iarupea serratipennis (Petrovitz 1973: 185) [Euparia], Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay.
Life History. Iarupea spp. live with fire ants, Solenopsis spp. (label data) and leaf-cutter ants, Atta spp. (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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