Akhmetova, L.A., Montreuil, O. 2010. Revision of Metadorodocia Machatschke, 1957, a genus endemic to Madagascar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Adoretini). Zootaxa, 2401: 61-68.

Revision of Metadorodocia Machatschke, 1957, a genus endemic to Madagascar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Adoretini)

L.A. Akhmetova1 & O. Montreuil2

1Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, St.-Petersburg, 199034 Russia. Email: codocera@rambler.ru

2Département Systématique et Évolution, UMR7502, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Entomologie, CP 50, 57 rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France. E-mail: o.montr.@mnhn.fr

Abstract

The genus Metadorodocia, which is endemic to Madagascar, is revised. A lectotype is designated for its type species, Adoretus vittatus Waterhouse, 1878. A second species of this genus, Metadorodocia frolovi n. sp., is diagnosed from M. vittata and described. Illustrations for both species are provided and their distributions are clarified.