Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:131-4 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.01.002
Short Communication
A new key for the species of Ateuchus Weber (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) occurring in Mexico, with a description of the first North American inquiline species from a rodent burrow (Rodentia: Geomydae) and new distribution records
Bert Kohlmanna,, , Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mellob
a EARTH University, San José, Costa Rica
b Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia, Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
Recebido 10 Novembro 2017, Aceitaram 18 Janeiro 2018
Abstract

The first Ateuchus Weber (Scarabaeinae) species, A. tuza sp. nov., from a rodent burrow from North America is described. Diagnostic characters are presented; photographs of an adult male and illustrations of male genitalia are included. A key for all known Mexican Ateuchus Weber species is provided. Ateuchus hornai (Balthasar) is revalidated. New distribution records from Mexico and Central America are reported.

Keywords
Internal sac, Neotropical region, Scarabaeoidea, Taxonomy, Veracruz
Rev Bras Entomol 2018;62:131-4 - Vol. 62 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2018.01.002