Coptorhina davidi (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)

Coptorhina davidi Janssens, 1939


Dagnosis. This species is most similar to C. klugii and C. angolensis but differs from them in the sculpture of the pronotum: disc basad of transverse carina densely punctate, sometimes rugose, even in larger specimens; transverse carina with 2 distinct medial tubercles and 2 indistinct or absent lateral ones. From other species it differs in having narrow lateral borders of the pronotum and evenly rounded lateral sides of the pronotum.

Distribution. The species is distributed west and north of Tanganyika Lake. It is known from a few localities in Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo and from unknown locality in Tanzania.


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.