Frankenbergerius nitidus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Frankenbergerius nitidus, female

Frankenbergerius nitidus Frolov et Scholtz, 2005


Diagnosis. This species is similar to F. nanus and F. opacus but can be separated from the former by having the last abdominal sternite flat, without a transverse convexity, and by shiny elytral intervals with rounded to elongated tubercles. From F. opacus it differs in having the base of the pronotum flat, very close elytral striae 9 and 10, and pygidium without longitudinal keel in basal part.


Distribution. This species is known from one locality in Namaqualand (Northern Cape Province, South Africa).

Body length: 7.5 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.