Frolov A. V., Akhmetova L. A., Vaz-de-Mello F. Z. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical scarab beetle genus Aegidiellus Paulian (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) with description of two new species. Journal of Natural History. 51: 1767–1779.

DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2017.1353153

 

Revision of the Neotropical scarab beetle genus Aegidiellus Paulian (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) with description of two new species

 

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 Neotropical Orphninae genus Aegidiellus Paulian is revised. Two new species are described: Aegidiellus zezaoi sp. nov. and Aegidiellus dentipenis sp. nov. The genus occurs in eastern Brazil, mostly in the Atlantic Forest ecoregion. Key to species, descriptions, illustrations of habitus and male genitalia, and distribution maps are given.