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

Aegidium onorei Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Ecuador, Cotopaxi, San Francisco de las Pampas.

Type depository: CEMT.

Diagnosis. Can be separated from other Aegidium species by the presence of granulate sides of the pronotum and mesotibiae with a tuft of dense setae on the inner side apically in males.

Distribution. Known from a few mid-altitude localities in western Ecuadorian Andes.


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 onorei, male

Aegidium onorei