Macroderes greeni (Kirby)

Macroderes greeni (Kirby, 1818)


Synonym. Onthophagus greeni Kirby, 1818

Diagnosis. This species is similar to M. arrowi, M. foveatus sp. n. and M. cornutus sp. n. in having elytral intervals with punctures with slightly carinate margins, but can be separated from them in having pronotum regularly punctate with round punctures as opposed to being granular in the former species and punctate with very elongated punctures in the two latter species. From the two latter species it also differs in having the pronotum without a deep concavity at the base. Body length 9.8-11.8 mm, width 6.3-8.0 mm.


Macroderes greeni (Kirby), habitus

Macroderes greeni


Distribution. Macroderes greeni is known from a few localities on the south-western coast of South Africa from Saldanha Bay in the north-west to Cape Agulhas in the south-east.

Macroderes greeni (Kirby), locality map


Macroderes greeni, locality map




Kirby, W. 1818 - A century of insects, including several new genera described from his cabinet. - Transactions of Linnean Society of London, 12, 375-453.

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.