Apterotheca

Apterotheca besti, from Bouchard (2002).

Belongs within: Stenochiinae.

Apterotheca is a genus of wingless darkling beetles endemic to northeastern Queensland (Matthews & Bouchard 2008).

Characters (from Matthews & Bouchard 2008): Length 7–16 mm. Clypeolabral membrane concealed. Pronotum with groove along posterior edge absent or very faint. Wingless, metaventrite along midline shorter than first abdominal ventrite. Preapical tarsomere not lobed, not cupuliform. Ventral surface of apical tarsomere with two distinct rows of setae.

Apterotheca Gebien 1920 [incl. Austropeus Carter 1924, Caxtonana Buck 1960]MB08
|--*A. besti (Blackburn 1894) [=Chariotheca besti]MB08
|--A. amaroides (Pascoe 1862) [=Chariotheca amaroides]MB08
|--A. arguta Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. astraphes Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. atramontana Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. australis (Kulzer 1954) [=Apterophenus australis]MB08
|--A. bellendena Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. boreafinis Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. chloros Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. convexa Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. coracina Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. costata (Buck 1960) [=*Caxtonana costata]MB08
|--A. crustularia Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. curvipeos Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. dasymeros Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. disconvexa Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. divergens Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. elongata Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. gayunda Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. ghislaini Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. hanna Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. junctistriata Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. karenae Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. kuranda Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. lophokyma Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. mia Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. mikrodens Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. miser Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. monteithi Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. mucroskela Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. oligopunctata Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. pecticrinis Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. punctifrons (Gebien 1920) [=Apteronenus punctifrons]MB08
|--A. punctipennis Carter 1924MB08
|--A. pustulosa (Carter 1924) [=*Austropeus pustulosus]MB08
|--A. robertsi Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. rufa Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. sclerophylla Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. spinacra Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. toni Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. transvestis Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. trichopectoris Bouchard 2002MB08
|--A. tuberculata Bouchard 2002MB08
`--A. yeatesi Bouchard 2002MB08

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[MB08] Matthews, E. G., & P. Bouchard. 2008. Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia: Descriptions of tribes, keys to genera, catalogue of species. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

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