Sarophorus punctatus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Sarophorus punctatus habitus

Sarophorus punctatus Frolov et Scholtz, 2003


Dagnosis. This species is most similar to S. tuberculatus but differs from it in having the pronotum without smooth areas and in the widened and depressed apices of parameres.


Distribution.The species is known only from the type locality: South Africa, Western Cape Province, Keurboomstrand.

Body length: 7.0–7.5 mm.


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