Cerhomalus absconditus (Petrovitz, 1971)

Cerhomalus absconditus (Petrovitz, 1971)

 

Diagnosis. Cerhomalus absconditus can be easily separated from congeners by having the apices of the parameres rounded (in apical view), without semi-circular excavations and without keels or fossae on ventral side, and the base of elytra with somewhat tile-shaped punctures.

Distribution. This is the most widely distributed species of the genus. The majority of the records are from the Congo basin, but the species occurs up to the Cameroon in the north (no precise locality is recorded, though) and to the Ancient Plateau in Angola in the south.

Cerhomalus absconditus (Petrovitz, 1971)

Cerhomalus absconditus

 
 

References.

Frolov, A.V. & Akhmetova, L.A. (2021) Taxonomic revision of the Afrotropical scarab beetle genus Cerhomalus Quedenfeldt, 1884 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). European Journal of Taxonomy, 739, 36–50.

Petrovitz, R. (1971) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Gattung Orphnus M'Leay (Orphninae, Scarabaeidae, Coleoptera). Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaine, 84, 1-46.