Sarophorus tuberculatus (Castelnau, 1840)

Sarophorus tuberculatus habitus

= Pedaria tuberculata: Castelnau, 1840

Dagnosis. This species is most similar to S. punctatus Frolov et Scholtz differing from it by the smooth areas on the pronotum and the shape of parameres.

Distribution. The species is known from Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces of South Africa.

Body length: 6.0-8.5 mm.

Reference:

Castelnau, F. L. 1840. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Coléoptères. Avec une introduction renfermant L'Anatomie et la Physiologie des Animaux Articulés, par M.Brullé (Vol. 2). Paris: P.Duménil.

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. (2003) Revision of the Afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus Erichson (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). African Entomology, 11, 183-198.

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