dung beetle

Genus Macroderes Westwood, 1842

Macroderes bias

Macroderes Westwood, 1842 is a small genus (15 species) of the scarabaeine dung beetles endemic to southern Africa. Species of Macroderes are of medium size and can be recognized by their convex, bulky body and absence of wings. Colour monotonous black; recently emerged specimens reddish-brown. Males have tibiae with acute process next to apical spur, similar to that of representatives of genera Xinidium Harold and Metacatharsius Paulian.