Aegidium colombianum Westwood, 1845

Aegidium colombianum Westwood


Original description: Westwood, 1845

Type locality: Colombia.

Type depository: OUMNH.

Diagnosis. Aegidium columbianum can be separated from other Aegidium species by the shape of the parameres and endophallic armature consisting of two strongly sclerotized hook-shaped sclerites and one asymmetrical y-shaped sclerite.

Distribution. The distribution range of this species needs clarification. The specimens with exact locality data originated from Caracas, Venezuela. Most of the specimens, however bear a label “Colombia” or no locality label . The record from Chile is doubtful.


Frolov A. V., Akhmetova L. A., Vaz-de-Mello F. Z. 2017. Revision of the mainland species of the Neotropical genus Aegidium Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). Journal of Natural History. 51 (19–20): 1035–1090.

Westwood, J. O. (1845) On the lamellicorn beetles which possess exserted mandibles and labrum, and 10-jointed antennae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 4, 155-180.

Aegidium colombianum male

Aegidium colombianum