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Napoa Stebnicka 1999
Napoa Stebnicka 1999: 290

Napoa peckorum Stebnicka
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Type species. Napoa peckorum Stebnicka 1999: 291, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 5.0-5.2 mm, oval, plump, black. Head broad. Pronotum explanate, with notch near posterior angle. Elytra coarsely sculptured, almost tuberculate. Mesosternum with large pits. Mesocoxae widely separated. Meso- and metatarsi with basal segment as long as remainder of tarsus, setose.
Distribution. Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
Composition. Napoa contains a single species.

Napoa peckorum
Stebnicka 1999: 291, Colombia, Ecuador (Napo), Peru.
Life History. Types collected in broken termite nest (Stebnicka 1999, 2007). Other have been collected in leaf litter of a “fruit fall”.
Larvae. Unknown.

Stebnicka, Z. T. 1999. A new genus and species of termitophilous Eupariini from Ecuador with checklist of the Neotropical genera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 42: 289‑295.
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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