Aegidiellus Aegidiellus alatus (Castelnau, 1840)

Aegidiellus alatus (Castelnau)


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Brazil.

Type depository: OUMNH.

Diagnosis. Aegidiellus alatus is most similar to Ae. zezaoi sp. n. but can be separated from it by the parameres less tapering apically and with wider apices; dorsal side of parameres straight to slightly sinuate in lateral view.

Distribution. The species is known from a number of localities spanning from Ponta da Trindade in the south to Salvador in the north. Most of the localities are situated in coastal areas. 


Frolov AV, Akhmetova LA, Vaz-de-Mello FZ. 2017. Revision of the Neotropical scarab beetle genus Aegidiellus Paulian (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) with description of two new species. Journal of Natural History. 51: 1767–1779.

Aegidiellus alatus, male

Aegidiellus alatus