Ambatotsirongorongo

New Species of Triodontus from Southern Madagascar

Figs. 1–4. Triodontus hanskii sp. n.: (1, 2) habitus; (3) abdomen, ventral view; (4) parameres, lateral, dorsal, and ventral view.

A.V. Frolov. 2010. A New Species of the Genus Triodontus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Orphninae) from Southern Madagascar. Entomological Review, Vol. 90, No. 8, pp. 1031–1034. PDF (476.29 KB)

Abstract — A new scarab beetle species of the endemic Madagascan genus Triodontus Westwood, T. hanskii sp. n., is described from a specimen collected in Southern Madagascar. The new species differs from similar Triodontus species with two medial pronotal tubercles and simple last abdominal sternite in a distinctive shape of the parameres. The type specimen of the new species originates from the southernmost remnant of indigenous rain forest of the island.