Frankenbergerius forcipatus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Frankenbergerius forcipatus, male

Frankenbergerius forcipatus (Harold, 1881)


= Coptorhina imitativa Péringuey


Dagnosis. This species is similar to F. armatus but can be separated from it by having elytral intervals 1-4 smooth or with only traces of tubercles. It also differs in the shape of the parameres.

Distribution. This species is known from a few distant localities in Magaliesberg (Northwest Province), southern Drakensberg and Ciskei (Eastern Cape Province) in South Africa.

Body length: 8.1-10.2 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.