Aegidium geayi Paulian, 1984

Aegidium geayi Paulian


Original description: Paulian 1984

Type locality: French Guiana, La Chaumière.

Type depository: MNHN.

Diagnosis. Aegidium geayi is most similar to Ae. rafaeli and Ae. peresfilhoi but differs from them in having denser punctation of elytra. From the former species it also differs in having mesotibiae without a tuft of setae on inner side apically, and from the later in longer parameres which are about as wide as phallobase in dorsal view.

Distribution. Aegidium geayi is widely distributed in Amazonia.


Paulian R. 1984. Les Orphnidae Americains (Coleopteres, Scarabaeoidea). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N S). 20: 65-92.

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.


Aegidium geayi male

Aegidium geayi