Sarophorus carinatus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Sarophorus carinatus habitusSarophorus carinatus Frolov et Scholtz, 2003


Dagnosis. Sarophorus carinatus is similar to S. tuberculatus and S. punctatus but differs from them by having the elytra with cariniform tubercles, and a pygidium that is deeply foveate on each side of the middle carina.

Distribution. Sarophorus carinatus is known from two localities in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.

Body length: 5.0-6.5 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.

Frolov, A.V. & Scholtz, C. H. (2003) Revision of the Afrotropical dung beetle genus Sarophorus Erichson (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). African Entomology, 11, 183-198.