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Nanotermitodius Howden 2003
Nanotermitodius Howden 2003: 393-396.

Nanotermitodius peckorum Howden
Photo by Paul Skelley.
Superfamily .... Scarabaeoidea
Family ............ Scarabaeidae
Subfamily ....... Aphodiinae
Tribe .............. Rhyparini
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Type species. Nanotermitodius peckorum Howden 2003: 396-397, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 2.5-2.6 mm, elongate, elytra shortened and narrowed posteriorly tuberculate apex, dark reddish-brown to nearly black, often encrusted. Pronotum with longitudinal carina sharp entire length, carinate. Elytral intervals undulating along length; interval 3 terminating with small tuft of setae just anterior to caudal tubercles and trichomes. Mesotibia truncate apically, with complete apical fringe of short setae; inner apical angle of male with small tooth. Metatibia flattened, gradually widened to apex; male with inner margin distinctly projecting beyond tarsal insertion.
Distribution. Mexico.
Composition. Nanotermitodius contains a single species.

Nanotermitodius peckorum
Howden 2003: 396-397, Mexico.
Life History. Known specimens were sifted from leaf litter.
Larvae. Unknown.

Howden, H. F. 2003. Two new genera of New World Rhyparini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Sociobiology 42(2): 391-402.

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