Orphnus valeriae Frolov et Akhmetova


Original description: Frolov & Akhmetova, 2016

Type locality: Zaraninge Coastal Forest, Tanzania.

Type depository: The Natural History Museum, London, UK.

Diagnosis. Orphnus valeriae is most similar to O. ferrierei Frolov et Akhmetova, but can be separated from it in having pronotum larger and more densely punctate with somewhat elongated punctures, no distinct median longitudinal stria basally on pronotum, frontoclypeal process horn-shaped, and more strongly sclerotized parameres with acute apices (in lateral view).

Orphnus valeriae Frolov et Akhmetova, 2016

Orphnus valeriae


Distribution. The species is known from three localities, two in the foothills of the Eastern Arc Mountains and one in coastal forest some 40 km inland.

Orphnus valeriae Frolov et Akhmetova, 2016, locality map

Orphnus valeriae, locality map



Frolov AV, Akhmetova LA. 2016. Revision of the subgenus Orphnus (Phornus) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Orphninae). European Journal of Taxonomy, 241, 1–20.

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12/25/2016 - 18:45