Wednesday, March 23, 2016

N. 61: T. Ochi & M. Kon

G. it. Ent., 14 (61): 449-458
March 2016

Notes on the coprophagous scarab-beetles
(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
from Southeast Asia. XXVI
A new subgenus and a new species 
of the genus Onthophagus

by

TERUO OCHI * & MASAHIRO KON **

* Kôhûdai 5-21-6, Toyono-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0104 JAPAN.
** Pressance Kyodai-Higashi 406, Nishida-cho 116-3, Jodoji, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8417 JAPAN.

Abstract - A new subgenus of Onthophagus is established for O. shirakii Nakane as the type species: Hikidaeus subgen. nov. In addtition to the type species, ten known species are also assigned to the new subgenus: O. (H.) sauteri Gillet, O. (H.) peninsularis Boucomont, O. (H.) pastillatus Boucomont, O. (H.) kanyaayonus Masumoto, O. (H.) singhaakhomus Masumoto, O. (H.) leknamnaous Masumoto & Ochi, O. (H.) yangmuensis Masumoto & Ochi, O. (H.) azusae Ochi & Kon, O. (H.) simboroni Ochi & Kon, O. (H.) cupreopastillatus Ochi & Kon. A new species of the present new subgenus is described from the Malay Peninsula: O. (H.) tsutomui sp. nov.