Macroderes politulus Preudhomme de Borre

Macroderes politulus Preudhomme de Borre, 1880


Diagnosis. This species is most similar to M. minutus and M. nitidus but can be separated from them by having punctate lateral border of pronotum and by the shape of internal sac sclerite. Body size: males - length 9.5-12.0 mm, width 6.0-8.2 mm, females - length 9.5-11.9 mm, width 6.5-8.4 mm.


Macroderes politulus Preudhomme de Borre, habitus

Macroderes politulus, habitus


Distribution. Macroderes politulus occurs in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Macroderes politulus Preudhomme de Borre, locality map

Macroderes politulus, locality map



Preudhomme de Borre, A. 1880 - Note sur le genre Macroderes Westwood. - Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belge, 23, 7-11.

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.