Sarophorus latus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Sarophorus latus Frolov et Scholtz, 2003

Sarophorus latus habitus

Dagnosis. Sarophorus latus is most similar to S. striatus and S. costatus and differs from them in its wider body, the distinctly bordered lateral margins of the pronotum and the weakly sclerotized, widened and downwardly curved apices of the parameres.

Distribution. Sarophorus latus is known from a few localities in Gauteng and Limpopo provinces of South Africa.

Body length: 8.0-9.0 mm.


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