Macroderes amplior Frolov & Scholtz, 2005

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Deschodt, Christian M., Scholtz, Clarke H. & Sole, Catherine L., 2018, An update to the taxonomy of the genus Macroderes Westwood 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) with descriptions of new species from South Africa, Zootaxa 4504 (1), pp. 41-75: 43-44

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4504.1.3

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B276DC1E-FFA0-FFE5-FF0D-F922FAF306E0

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Macroderes amplior Frolov & Scholtz, 2005
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Macroderes amplior Frolov & Scholtz, 2005 

( Figs. 3View FIGURES 3–6, 27View FIGURES 24–39, 64View FIGURES 64–69)

Macroderes amplior Frolov & Scholtz, 2005: 383  .

Type locality. RSA, Western Cape Prov, 5 Km W of Rietpoort, 30°58'36.58''S 017°59'55.69''EGoogleMaps  .

Type material examined. Holotype, ♂ ( TMSA): “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / 5 km W of / Rietpoort / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg [printed] // AF–0035(15) / 3–11. IX. 2003 / S 30° 58' 36.58'' E 017° 59' 55.69'' [printed] // HOLOTYPUS / Macroderes amplior  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 1 ♂ and 10 ♀♀, same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  , 1 ♂ and 7 ♀♀ in UPSA, 3 ♀♀ in TMSA; 1 ♂ and 2 ♀♀ ( TMSA): “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / 5 km W of / Rietpoort / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0036 (16) / 3–11. IX. 2003 / S 30° 58' 48.49'' E 017° 59' 36.38'' [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes amplior  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ ( TMSA): “S. Afr / Namaquland / Rietpoort farm / 30°. 59' S–18°. 06' E / [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes amplior  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes amplior  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 1 ♀ ( SANC): “KOMAGGAS / NW / CP / (7 km N) / 9. IX. 81 / Red sand / Gravel Mountain / Karro / Donkey & ALV. Davis [printed] // Macorderes sp / det. CSIRO. DBRU [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes amplior  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 1 ♂ and 1♀ ( SAMC): “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / 5 Km W of / Rietpoort / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0036 (16) / 3-11-2003 / S 30° 58' 48.49'' E 017° 59' 36.38'' [printed] // Paratypus / Macroderes amplior  / Frolov & Scholtz 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined. 1 ♀ ( UPSA): “ Rietpoort / S 30.97729° E 18.00026° / 30.viii.2004 / C. Deschodt & M. Deschodt leg”GoogleMaps  .

Size range. Males length: 11.8–13.2 mm, width: 8.5–9.0 mm; females length: 10.7–12.5 mm, width: 8.6–9.6 mm.

Differential diagnosis. Resemble M. tortuosus  new species in having pronotum with elongated punctures ( Fig. 64View FIGURES 64–69) and M. mutilans  in the general body features, however, it can be distinguished from the former by having impunctate lateral borders of the pronotum and from the later by having rather undulate surface of elytra and also by having very long lateral process of internal sac of aedeagus ( Fig. 27View FIGURES 24–39)

Habitat and distribution. Rietpoort and Komaggas are two localities in Namaqualand region ( Fig. 2). The area is dry and hot; characterised by low annual rainfall and a wide distribution of succulent vegetation.

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

UPSA

University of Pretoria

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Macroderes

Loc

Macroderes amplior Frolov & Scholtz, 2005

Abdalla, Ishtiag H., Deschodt, Christian M., Scholtz, Clarke H. & Sole, Catherine L. 2018
2018
Loc

Macroderes amplior

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005: 383