Genus Hybaloides (Scarabaeidae, Orphninae)

Orphninae, Hybaloides foveolatus

Genus Hybaloides Quedenfeldt, 1884


Type species: Hybaloides foveolatus Quedenfeldt, 1884, by monotypy.


Small to medium-sized beetle (length 5.3-8.7 mm), strongly shiny body. Color dark brown to brown, upper side sometimes with bronze tint. Clypeus with short transversal carina with round tubercle in the middle. Disc of pronotum with slight but distinct impression in the middle near anterior margin. Scutellum triangular, rounded apically, about 1/12 length of elytra. Elytra convex, with feebly marked to indistinct humeral umbones. Maximum width approximately at the middle. Striae 1-4 feebly marked with rows of punctures, indistinct in most specimens. Wings reduced, about 1/2 length of elytra. Anterior tibiae with 2 strong outer teeth and a smaller one. Lateral margin basad of outer teeth not crenulated. Middle and posterior legs similar in shape; posterior femora and tibiae about 1/8 longer than middle ones. Tibiae somewhat triangular, with two apical spurs, with inner margin straight or very slightly concave and with 1 transverse keel. Longer tibial spur as long as two basal segments of tarsus. Claws 1/3 length of last tarsal segment. Femora almost impunctate, with two rows of long setae. Females are similar to males and differs in having short spur of anterior tibia, slightly smaller pronotum, less distinct impression near anterior margin of pronotum in the middle and smaller frontal tubercle.

Species composition. One species is described.

Distribution. The genus is distributed in Congolian forest-savanna mosaic and Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands.


Quedenfeldt, G. (1884) Verzeichniss der von Herrn Major a. D. von Mechow in Angola und am Quango-Strom 1878-1881 gesammelten Pectinicornen und Lamellicornen. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift, 28, 265-340.