Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz, 2005

 

Diagnosis. This species differs from other Macroderes species in its smaller average size (7.0-9.5 mm). It is similar to M. politulus and M. nitidus in body shape and punctuation of pronotum but can be separated from the former species by evenly shiny to slightly opaque, flat elytral intervals and from the latter species in having lateral margins of pronotum not punctate. From both species it also differs in the shape of internal sac sclerite.

Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz, habitus

Macroderes minutus

 

Distribution. Macroderes minutus is known from Western Cape Sandveld and Cederberg Range (South Africa).

Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz, locality map

 

Macroderes minutus, 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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