A review of the genus Rhyparus in the Philippines, with descriptions of two new species from Mindanao (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)

Anichtchenko Alexander, Minkina Lukasz, Vasiljeva Anastasija, Medina Milton N. D.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(1): 99-111, 2021
Published online: 16th March 2021
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Abstract: Species of the genus Rhyparus Agassiz, 1846 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from the Philippines are reviewed. Altogether six species are recorded, including description of two species new to science from Mindanao Island: R. flavohirtus sp. nov. and R. mindanaoensis sp. nov. Rhyparus gracilis Arrow, 1905 and R. barclayi Masumoto, Ochi & Ho, 2019 are recorded from the Philippines for the first time. All species are diagnosed and illustrated, including photos of epipharyngi and male genitalia. A key to Philippine Rhyparus species is provided.
Key words: Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae, Rhyparini, Rhyparus, taxonomy, new species, new records, Philippines, Oriental Region