Macroderes foveatus Frolov et Scholtz, 2005

 

Diagnosis. This species is similar to M. cornutus sp. n. in having the base of pronotum with very deep triangular concavity, but can be separated from it in having frontal suture without rounded tubercle, irregular, less elongated punctures on sides of pronotum, denser and larger punctures on elytral intervals, internal sac sclerite with small but distinct lateral process, and smaller average size.

Macroderes foveatus Frolov et Scholtz, habitus

Macroderes  foveatus

 

 

Distribution. Macroderes foveatus is known from a few localities in vicinity of Veldrif (Western Cape Province).

Macroderes foveatus Frolov et Scholtz, locality map

Macroderes foveatus, locality map

 

References

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005. Revision of the southern African genus Macroderes Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N. S.), 40(3-4): 371-391.

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