Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of the Goa, Maharashtra and Rajasthan (India) with description of Aphodius (Gilletianus) rajawatorum sp. nov.
David Král, Petr Šípek
Altogether 29 species of aphodiine tribes Aphodiini (24 species) and Psammodiini (5 species) were recorded in the states of Goa, Maharashtra and Rajasthan (India) during a faunistic research in 2002–2005. Findings of Aphodius (Pharaphodius) calo Balthasar, 1971 and A. (P.) redargutus Balthasar, 1971 represent new country records for India. Species A. (Megatelus) contractus Klug, 1845 and Pararhyssemus coluber (Mayet, 1887) are new for the whole Indo-Pakistani subcontinent. Aphodius (Gilletianus) rajawatorum sp. nov. from Rajasthan is described and illustrated. The new species is close to A. (G.) fukiensis Balthasar, 1952, A. (G.) segmentaroides A. Schmidt, 1909 and A. (G.) therondi Balthasar, 1963 exhibiting distinctly narrow, almost parallel-sided protibia.