Orphnus transvaalensis Frolov

Orphnus transvaalensis Frolov, 2009


Diagnosis. O. transvaalensis sp. n. is most similar to another apterous Orphnus species described from South Africa, O. harrisoni Frolov, but differs from it in having rounded apices of parameres, horn-shaped process on anterior margin of clypeus, wider and more curved part of propleura between lateral margin of pronotum and longitudinal keel on propleura, and smaller body.

Orphnus transvaalensis, holotype

Orphnus transvaalensis


Distribution. Orphnus transvaalensis is known only from the type specimen with the label "Bonnefoi Transvaal" - probably, Bonnefoi farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Orphnus transvaalensis, distribution map

Orphnus transvaalensis, locality map



Frolov, A.V. 2009. New scarab-beetle species (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae, Orphninae) from Central Asia and Southern Africa. Entomological Review, 89(6): 685-688.