Scaraphites

Scaraphites sp., from Friends of Queens Park Bushland.

Belongs within: Scaritinae.

Scaraphites is an Australian genus of scaritine ground beetles characterised by filiform palpi and fore tibiae with the second external tooth nearer the apex than the inner apical spine.

<==Scaraphites Westwood 1842 LM87
    |–S. rotundipennis (Dejean 1825) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |–S. confusus (Westwood 1842) [=Scarites (Scaraphites) confusus] LM87
    |–S. hirtipes Macleay 1864 [incl. S. assimilis Sloane 1894, S. crenaticollis Macleay 1864] LM87
    |–S. humeralis Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–S. laticollis Macleay 1866 LM87
    |    |–S. l. laticollis LM87
    |    `–S. l. gigas Castlenau 1867 LM87
    |–S. lenaeus Westwood 1842 LM87
    |    |–S. l. lenaeus LM87
    |    |–S. l. latipennis Macleay 1863 LM87
    |    `–S. l. pacificus Sloane 1888 LM87
    |–S. lucidus Chaudoir 1863 LM87
    |–S. martinii Castelnau 1867 LM87
    `–S. silenus (Westwood 1842) (see below for synonymy) LM87

Scaraphites rotundipennis (Dejean 1825) [=Scarites rotundipennis; incl. Scaraphites insulanus Sloane 1888, Scaraphites intermedius Macleay 1865, Scarites (*Scaraphites) macleaii Westwood 1842] LM87

Scaraphites silenus (Westwood 1842) [=Scarites silenus; incl. Scarites bacchus Westwood 1842, Scaraphites heros Castelnau 1867, Scaraphites mastersi Macleay 1869] LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[LM87] Lawrence, J. F., B. P. Moore, J. E. Pyke & T. A. Weir. 1987. Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 4. Coleoptera: Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

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