Aegidium gilli Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello, 2017

Aegidium gilli Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Venezuela, Aragua, Rancho Grande National Reserve.

Type depository: Bruce Gill collection, deposited in the Canadian National Collection, Ottawa, Canada.

Diagnosis. Can be separated from other Aegidium species by having short (0.45 length of phallobase), strongly tapering, and acute in dorsal view parameres.

Distribution. Known from a few localities in Venezuelan Andes (Cordillera de la Costa and Cordillera de Mérida) and from one locality in Upper Paru d'Oeste River, northern Brazil. The locality in Brazil is far from the main range of the species, and additional material from this locality is need to clarify the range.


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 gilli