South America

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

 

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.

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.

Revision of the mainland species of the Neotropical genus Aegidium Westwood

 

Frolov A. V., Akhmetova L. A., Vaz-de-Mello F. Z. 2017. Revision of the mainland species of the Neotropical genus Aegidium Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). Journal of Natural History. 51 (19–20): 1035–1090.

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.