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There are ten species in this myrmecophilous genus of Scarabaeidae (Cremastocheilini). The larvae are found in plants. Adults may feed on ants.

List of Genuchinus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Host Distribution Notes
Genuchinus digitatus Krikken, 1981 host unknown Mexico
Genuchinus ineptus (Horn, 1885) general predator Mexico, United States: Arizona, California
Genuchinus moroni Martinez, 1992 host? Brazil
Genuchinus muzo Krikken, 1981 formicine ant Colombia
Genuchinus nevermanni Schauer, 1935 host unknown Costa Rica, Panama
Genuchinus parvulus Krikken, 1981 host unknown Brazil
Genuchinus peruanus Moser, 1910 host unknown Peru
Genuchinus sulcipennis Westwood, 1874 host unknown Ecuador
Genuchinus v-notatus Westwood, 1874 host unknown Mexico, Nicaragua
Genuchinus velutinus Westwood 1874 host unknown Mexico


  • Martinez, A. (1992). Una nueva especie de Genuchinus Westwood. Folia Entomologica Mexicana. Mexico 85:39-45.
  • Westwood, J. O. (1874). Thesaurus Entomologicus Oxoniensis; or, Illustrations of new, rare, and interesting insects, for the most part contained in the collections presented to the University of Oxford by the Rev. F. W. Hope. Oxford:1-204.