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Lomanoxia Martínez 1951
Lomanoxia Martínez 1951: 29.

Lomanoxia canthonopsis Skelley
and Howden

Lomanoxia melloi Stebnicka
Photos by Paul Skelley.


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Type species. Euparia costulata Harold 1867: 82, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 4.3-5.2 mm, elongate oval to distinctly oval, reddish-brown to nearly black, dorsal surface usually setose. Head smooth. Clypeus rounded each side of median emargination, margin smooth. Pronotum broad, sides explanate anteriorly; lateral edge with distinct fringe of setae, evenly arcuate to posterior angles. Elytra sharply inflexed laterally at interval 8; striae weakly punctured. Mesocoxae widely separated, parallel, flattened, touching elytra near base. Meso- and metatibia apparently with 2 terminal spurs. Meso- and metatarsi slender.
Distribution. Costa Rica and South America.
Composition. Lomanoxia contains 7 species.

Lomanoxia alternata
Krikken 1972: 75, Suriname.
Lomanoxia canthonopsis Skelley and Howden 2004: 186-189, Costa Rica.
Lomanoxia chacocola Krikken 1972: 77, Argentina, Paraguay.
Lomanoxia costulata (Harold 1867: 82) [Euparia], Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Suriname.
Lomanoxia ituensis Stebnicka 1999: 284, Brazil.
Lomanoxia melloi Stebnicka 1999: 285, Brazil.
Lomanoxia ovalis (Schmidt 1911: 55) [Euparia], Argentina.
Life History. All available data indicate Lomanoxia are associated with leaf-cutter ants (Atta spp.) (Stebnicka 2007).
Larvae. Unknown.

Skelley, P.E., and H. F. Howden. 2004. A new species of Lomanoxia Martínez from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi [2003] 17(3-4): 185-190.
Stebnicka, Z. T. 1999. Lomanoxia Martinez, 1951, and a new tribe Lomanoxiini with notes on comparative morphology (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 42: 279‑286.
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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