Sarophorus angolensis (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Sarophorus angolensis Frolov et Scholtz, 2003

Sarophorus angolensis habitus

Dagnosis. Sarophorus angolensis belongs to the group costatus and can be separated from other species of the group by the pronotum with elongated punctures but without smooth areas, elytra with densely punctate and shagreened intervals, and by the shape o f the parameres. From the South African species (S. costatus, S. striatus, and S. latus) it also differs in having sparsely setose apices o f the middle and posterior tibiae in both sexes.

Distribution. Sarophorus angolensis is known from one locality in Angola: Tchivinguire Huila.

Body length: 6.6-8.0 mm.


Frolov, A.V. 2004. New and little known species of the afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) and a phylogenetic analysis of the genus. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, 1: 95-100.