Sarophorus striatus (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)

Sarophorus striatus habitus

Sarophorus striatus Frolov et Scholtz, 2003


Dagnosis. This species is most similar to S. costatus and S. latus and differs from them in its more finely punctate elytral intervals, the absence of a distinct keel at apex of elytra, the apices of the parameres being rounded lateral margins, and the paler, brown colour of the body.


Distribution. The species is known from a few localities in Western Cape and Eastern Cape province 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.