Macroderes nitidus Harold, 1877

 

Diagnosis. Macroderes nitidus is very similar to M. minutus and M. politulus in body shape and punctuation of pronotum but males can easily be separated from them by the peculiar shape of internal sac sclerite. From the former species it also differs in larger average size. From the latter species it also differs in having impunctate lateral border of pronotum. Body size: males - length 8.2-11.5 mm, width
5.0-7.5 mm, females - length 8.5-12.0 mm, width 5.0-8.1 mm.

 

Macroderes nitidus Harold, habitus

Macroderes nitidus, habitus

 

Distribution. The only exact locality known for this species is the Cederberg Range (Western Cape Province, South Africa).

Macroderes nitidus Harold, locality map

Macroderes nitidus, locality map

 

References:

Harold E., von. 1877 – Coleopterorum species navae. – Mitt. muench.ent. Ver., 1, 97-111.

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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