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Published: 2017-10-17

A new species of Eurypeza Lacroix, 2006 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Tanyproctini) from Kenya

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Kamýcká 129, CZ-165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic.
Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Melolonthinae Tanyproctini


The Afrotropical genus Eurypeza Lacroix, 2006 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Tanyproctini) was established for one species, Eurypeza evansi Lacroix, 2006, from Somalia. The genus belongs to the first group of Afrotropical Tanyproctini sensu Lacroix (2007), and is characterized by protarsomeres 1–4 and mesotarsomeres 1–4 broadened and ventrally macrosetaceous, protarsomere 5 and mesotarsomere 5 simple, and labrum transverse and shallowly bilobed. The genus Eurypeza differs from other genera of Lacroix’s (2007) first group by club with five antennomeres, antennomere 3 and 4 of equal length, labial palpi with three palpomeres, clypeus broadly rounded, protibia bidentate with proximal tooth well developed, and metatibial carina incomplete (for details, see also Lacroix 2006, 2007).



  1. Lacroix, M. (2006) Contribution à la connaissance des Melolonthidae africains, VIII. Nouveaux genres et nouvelles espèces (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae) Coléoptères, 12, 159–178.

    Lacroix, M. (2007) Pachydeminae du monde, Genera et Catalogue (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae). Editions Marc Lacroix, Paris, 450 pp.