Aegidium minor Paulian, 1984

Aegidium minor Paulian


Original description: Paulian 1984

Type locality: Ecuador.

Type depository: MNHN.

Diagnosis. Aegidium minor is similar to Ae. cribratum and Ae. asperatum in the shape of the aedeagus but differs from them by the parameres having small sensory areas apicad of lateral teeth. From the former species it also differs in having more protruding anterior angles of frontoclypeus, and from the later by sparser punctation of elytra.

Distribution. The species is known from a few localities in the western Ecuadorian Andes.


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 minor male

Aegidium minor