Macroderes namakwanus Frolov et Scholtz

Macroderes namakwanus Frolov et Scholtz, 2005


Diagnosis. Macroderes namakwanus is very similar to M. endroedyi but can be separated from it in having the base of the pronotum with denser, regular punctures and without distinct tubercles in-between, elytral intervals less shagreened, without distinct shiny tubercles, and less curved basal part of internal sac of aedeagus. Body size of males: length 10.5-12.5 mm, width 7.0-8.2 mm; females: length 11.5-12.0 mm, width 8.0-8.1 mm.

Macroderes namakwanus Frolov et Scholtz, habitus

Macroderes namakwanus


Distribution. Macroderes namakwanus is distributed mostly in the Namaqualand with one specimen collected in southern Richtersveld (South Africa).

Macroderes namakwanus Frolov et Scholtz, locality map


Macroderes namakwanus, 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.