Aegidium bolivianum Frolov et Akhmetova, 2020

Aegidium bolivianum Frolov & Akhmetova


Original description: Frolov and Akhmetova, 2020

Type locality: Bolivia, La Paz Caranavi.

Type depository: Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano, Italy.

Diagnosis. Aegidium  bolivianum is similar to some other species known from the Ecuadorian Andes, namely Ae. minor Paulian, Ae. angustum Frolov et al. and Ae. varians Frolov et al., but differs from them in the shape of the parameres which are narrower in lateral view and has a distinctly granular area proximad to the
lateral tooth..

Distribution. Known from two high-altitude localities on the slopes of Cotapaxi Volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes.


Frolov A.V. & Akhmetova L.A. 2020. A New Species of the Scarab Genus Aegidium Westwood (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) from Bolivia. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 99(2): 424–428.


Aegidium bolivianum Frolov & Akhmetova

Aegidium bolivianum, male