Coptorhina auspicata (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)

Coptorhina auspicata Péringuey, 1901


Dagnosis. This species can easily be separated from other Coptorhina species by having the head with carina-shaped tubercle in the middle. From C. nitefacta it also differs in having densely punctured upper side of body.

Distribution. This species is distributed in southern Africa from Zambia in the north to KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa in the South.


Frolov, A.V., Akhmetova, L.A. & Scholtz, C.H. 2008. Revision of the obligate mushroom-feeding African “dung beetle”genus Coptorhina Hope (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Journal of Natural History, 42, 1477-1508.