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

Aegidium peruanum Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Peru, Satipo.

Type depository: IOCRJ.

Diagnosis. Similar to Ae. atlanticum in having a complex shape of the parameres with feebly sclerotized processes but differs in the shape of these processes and in the shape of the inner mesotibial spur which is shorter than the basal mesotarsomere and not curved downwards.

Distribution. Known from from two localities in the eastern foothills of the Peruvian Andes, Junín and Cusco regions. Both localities are situated on the border of the Peruvian Yungas and Southwest Amazon moist forests ecoregions.


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 peruanum, male

Aegidium peruanum