Frolov A. V., Akhmetova L. A., Vaz-de-Mello F. Z. 2016. Revision of the mainland species of the Neotropical genus Aegidium Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). Journal of Natural History. 51 (19–20): 1035–1090.

DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2017.1319519

 

Revision of the mainland species of the Neotropical genus Aegidium Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae)

 

Frolov, A.V.1,2, L.A. Akhmetovaand Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello2

1Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, St.-Petersburg, 199034 Russia. Email: frolov@scarabaeoidea.com

2Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Biologia e Zoologia, Av. Fernando Corrêa da Costa, 2367, Boa Esperança, 78060-900 Cuiabá, MT, Brazil.

Abstract

The Orphninae genus Aegidium Westwood is revised from mainland South and Central America. Ten new species are described: Aegidium angustum sp. nov., Aegidium bordoni sp. nov., Aegidium gilli sp. nov., Aegidium howdeni sp. nov., Aegidium onorei sp. nov., Aegidium peresfilhoi sp. nov., Aegidium peruanum sp. nov., Aegidium rafaeli sp. nov., Aegidium sinuatum sp. nov. and Aegidium varians sp. nov. The lectotype of Aegidium columbianum Westwood is designated. Keys, descriptions, illustrations of habitus and male genitalia, and distributional record maps are given for all species.