Orphnus drumonti Frolov, 2009

Orphnus drumonti Frolov, 2009


Diagnosis. O. drumonti is most similar to O. striatopunctatus Felsche in having a long bifurcated clypeal horn in male, but can be separated from it by the shape of the parameres and longitudinal ridges on pronotum, relatively slender body and more slender clypeal horn.

Orphnus drumonti Frolov, holotype

Orphnus drumonti


Distribution. O. drumonti is known from two localities in western Democratic Republic of Congo.

Orphnus drumonti Frolov, map

Orphnus drumonti, locality map



Frolov, A.V. 2009. A new species, Orphnus drumonti sp. n. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Entomological Review, 89(6): 753–754.

Frolov, A. V. & Akhmetova, L. A. 2015. New data on the Afrotropical scarab beetle genera Orphnus Macleay and Delopleurus Boheman (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae, Orphninae). Biodiversity Data Journal, 3, e5444.