0080. Distribution and biology of the rare scarab beetle Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini)

Conrad P. D. T. Gillett, W. D. Edmonds, Santiago Villamarin


Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 is newly recorded from Brazil, extending its distributional range beyond Ecuador and Peru. A further new provincial record from Ecuador is presented in detail, and the species' distribution and habitat is discussed. Color variation within the species, with a possible geographic correlation, is reported here for the first time.


Dung beetle; Brazil; Peru; Ecuador; Neotropical; South America; Amazonia; Rondonia; Orellana; Payamino; new country record; new provincial record; color variation

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