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

Aegidium varians Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Otonga Natural Reserve.

Type depository: CEMT.

Diagnosis. Most similar to Ae. borrei but differs in the absence of a tuft of setae on the metatibiae. From other species of Aegidium it also differs in the parameres having long, narrow, sclerotized apices.

Distribution. Known from two close localities in the 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 varians, male

Aegidium varians