Frankenbergerius armatus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Frankenbergerius armatus (Boheman, 1857)

Dagnosis. This species is most similar to F. forcipatus but can be separated by its smaller size, by having elytral intervals 2-4 with more distinct tubercles and by the parameres narrower in lateral view.

Distribution. F. armatus armatus (Boheman) is distributed in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal and F. armatus tuberculatus Frolov & Scholtz) — in Mpumalanga and Northern Province of South Africa.

Body length: 4.6-11.0 mm.


Frolov, A.V., Scholtz, C.H. 2005. Revision of the southern African genus Frankenbergerius Balthasar with description of new taxa (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Journal of Natural History, 39(25): 2355-2377.