Macroderes fornicatus Sharp

Macroderes  fornicatus Sharp, 1880


Diagnosis. This species is similar to M. mutilans and M. bias in having elytral intervals almost flat and matte, but can be separated from the former species by having punctate lateral border of pronotum and from the latter by having elytra more rounded apically and elytral stria 9 distinctly separated from stria 10. From both species it also differs in the shape of the internal sac sclerite.


Macroderes fornicatus Sharp, habitus

Macroderes fornicatus


Distribution. Macroderes fornicatus is known from Cape Peninsula.

 Macroderes fornicatus Sharp, locality map


Macroderes fornicatus, locality map




Sharp, D. 1880. Sur quelques espèces du genre Macroderes. Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge, 23, 36-39.

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005. Revision of the southern African genus Macroderes Westwood (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N. S.), 40(3-4): 371-391.