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

Aegidium rafaeli Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus.

Type depository: IOCRJ.

Diagnosis. Most similar to Ae. geayi and Ae. peresfilhoi but differs from them in having mesotibiae with a tuft of setae on inner side apically and by more distinct, smooth elytral carinae .

Distribution. Known from a few localities in central Amazonia.


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 rafaeli, male

Aegidium rafaeli