Aphodaulacus

New and little known species of Aphodius subgenus Aphodaulacus

Figs 1-11. Aphodius Illiger. (1, 6, 8) A. kizeritskyi, sp. n.; (2, 7, 9) A. turkestanicus; (3, 4, 11) A. ignobilis. (5, 10) A. grumi

Frolov, A.V. 2002. New and little known species of Aphodius subgenus Aphodaulacus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) from Middle Asia and China. Zoosystematica Rossica, 11(1): 163–165. 

The species of Aphodius Illiger subgenus Aphodaulacus W.Koshantschikov from Middle Asia and China related to A. turkestanicus Heyden are reviewed. Two new species are described: A. kizeritskyi, sp. n. and A. grumi, sp. n.

New to Russia and little known species of the genus Aphodius

Figs 5–6. Aphodius, general view (male). 5, A. clathratus; 6, A. melanostictus.

Akhmetova, L.A., Frolov, A.V. 2009. New to Russia and little known species of the genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18(2): 278–284.  PDF (476.29 KB)

Abstract. Aphodius (AgoliinusguttatusA. (Chilothoraxclathratus, and A. (Aphodaulacuskizeritskyi are recorded from Russia for the first time. Aphodius (Agoliinusamurensis previously known only from the type locality is found in the Lazo Nature Reserve (Russian Far East). All species are diagnosed and illustrated. Comments on diagnostic characters, distribution and bionomics are given.