Orphnus ferrierei Frolov et Akhmetova
Original description: Frolov & Akhmetova, 2016
Type locality: Mambéré-Kadéï, Central African Republic.
Type depository: National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
Diagnosis. O. ferrierei is most similar to O. valeriae but can be separated from it in having pronotum smaller and more sparsely punctate with rounded punctures, distinct medial longitudinal stria basally on pronotum, frontoclypeal process tubercle-shaped, and less sclerotized parameres with angulate apices (in lateral view).
Orphnus ferrierei, male, holotype
Distribution. O. ferrierei is known from Haute-Sangha, modern Mambéré-Kadéï prefecture of the Central African Republic. The region is a low-elevation plateau and a transition zone between Northern Congolian forest-savannah mosaic and Northwestern Congolian lowland forests ecoregions.
Orphnus ferrierei, locality map