Paraegidium howdeni Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello, 2017

Paraegidium howdeni Frolov, Akhmetova & Vaz-de-Mello


Original description: Frolov et al., 2017

Type locality: Peru, Madre de Dios, Rio Palma Real Grande.

Type depository: CMNC .

Diagnosis. In the shape of the anterior frontoclypeal processes, larger males of P. howdeni are similar to P. monneorum, while smaller males are similar to the smaller males of P. oliveirai. From both species P. howdeni differs in the shape and relative length of the parameres.

Distribution. The species as treated here has a wide range in central Brazil and eastern Peru. However, the specimens from the two outermost localities, Echarate (Peruvian Yungas, the westernmost locality for the genus) and Pacaraima (Guiana Shield, northernmost locality for the genus), are tentatively identified as P. howdeni and thus are not included in the type series. They may belong to other, yet undescribed species, however additional material is needed for more reliable identification. 


Frolov AV, Akhmetova LA, Vaz-de-Mello FZ. 2017. Revision of the South American genus Paraegidium (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae). Journal of Natural History. 51: 995–1014.

Paraegidium howdeni, male, holotype

Paraegidium howdeni