Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz

Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz, 2005


Diagnosis. This species differs from other Macroderes species in its smaller average size (7.0-9.5 mm). It is similar to M. politulus and M. nitidus in body shape and punctuation of pronotum but can be separated from the former species by evenly shiny to slightly opaque, flat elytral intervals and from the latter species in having lateral margins of pronotum not punctate. From both species it also differs in the shape of internal sac sclerite.

Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz, habitus

Macroderes minutus


Distribution. Macroderes minutus is known from Western Cape Sandveld and Cederberg Range (South Africa).

Macroderes minutus Frolov et Scholtz, locality map


Macroderes minutus, locality map




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.