Macroderes pristinus Sharp

Macroderes pristinus Sharp, 1880


Diagnosis. The female holotype of Macroderes pristinus is very similar to known females of M. bias differing mostly in having flat densely punctuate not shagreened elytral intervals..

Remark. The only specimen available, the holotype, is not sufficient to specify the status of this form bearing in mind considerable variability of M. bias. It is possible that the specimen was mislabeled and actually originated from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

Distribution. Macroderes pristinus is known from Northern Cape Province of South Africa.


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.