Macroderes endroedyi, 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: 51-52

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B276DC1E-FFA8-FFED-FF0D-F9B0FBAE003D

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Plazi

scientific name

Macroderes endroedyi
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Macorderes endroedyi Frolov & Scholtz, 2005 

( Figs. 6View FIGURES 3–6, 26View FIGURES 24–39, 45View FIGURES 40–45, 62View FIGURES 58–63, 72View FIGURES 70–75)

Macorderes endroedyi Frolov & Scholtz, 2005: 387  .

Type locality. S. Afr., SW Cape, Nortier Farm, 32°03'S– 18°19'EGoogleMaps  .

Type material examined. Holotype, ♂ ( TMSA): “ S. Afr / SW Cape / Nortier Farm / 32° 03' S– 18°. 19' E [printed] // groundtrap with faeces bait [printed] // 25.8.1981 / E–Y: 1845 / groundtraps / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // HOLOTYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  . Paratypes: 2 ♂♂ and 7 ♀♀ ( TMSA)  : same data as holotype  ; 1 ♂ and 4 ♀♀ ( TMSA)  : “S. Afr / SW Cape / Verlorevlei farm / 32°. 19' S–18°. 29' E [printed] // 28. 8. 1981 // E–Y: 1856 / groundtraps / 60 days / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // groundtrap with faeces bait [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ ( TMSA)  : “ RSA / W Cape / Papkuilsfontein farm / 32°02' S 19°10' E [printed] // 16.9.1994 / / E–Y: 3007 / groundtraps / 9 days / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // groundtraps with faces bait [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♂♂ and 9 ♀♀: “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / Kliphoek / A. Frolov & Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0047 (27) / 6–10. IX. 2003 / S 31°.50' 20°.6'' E 0 18 20 ' 08.55'' [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  : 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ in ( TMSA)  , 2 ♂♂ and 8 ♀♀ in ( UPSA)  . 1 ♀ ( UPSA)  : “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / Aurora / A. Frolov & Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0050 (30) / 6–10. IX. 2003 / S 3°2 42' 02.94'' E 018° 29' 10.39'' // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 2 ♂♂ and 3 ♀♀: “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / 4 Km S of / Trawal / A. Frolov & Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0048 (28) / 6–10. IX. 2003 / S 31° 55' 43.13'' E 018° 37' 56.33'' // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  : 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ in ( UPSA)  / 1 ♂ and 2 ♀♀ in ( TMSA)  . 2 ♂♂ and 6 ♀♀: “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / 6 Km NE of / Elandsbaai / A. Frolov & Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0049 (29) / 6–10. IX. 2003 / S 32° 16' 57.40'' 018° 24' 51.98'' // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 2 ♂♂ and 3 ♀♀ in ( UPSA)  , 3 ♀♀ in ( TMSA)  . 1 ♀ ( TMSA)  : “S. Afr / SW Cape / Kliphout kop / 32°.17' S–18°.24' E [printed] // 26. 8. 1981 / E–Y: 1852 / groundtraps / 63 days / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 2 ♀♀ ( TMSA)  : “S. Afr / SW Cape / Seweputs Farm / 31°. 39' S–18°. 22' E [printed] // 22. 8. 1981 // E–Y: 1832 / Singled / night / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes endroedyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 1 ♂ ( SAMC)  : “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / 6 Km NE of / Elandsbaai / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0049 (29) / 6–10. IX. 2003 / S 32° 16' 57.40'' E 018° 24' 51.98'' [printed] // Paratypus / Macroderes endrodyi  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003”GoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined. 1 ♂ ( UPSA): “ South Africa / Western Cape Province / Elandsbaai / S 32.27956° E 018.41713° / 16. 8. 2015 / C. Deschodt & W. P. Strümpher leg”GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♀♀ ( UPSA): “ South Africa / Western Cape Province / Klawer / S 31.92871° E 018.63217° / 16. 8. 2015 / C. Deschodt & W. P. Strümpher leg”GoogleMaps  .

Size range. Males length: 9.8–12.6 mm, width: 7.0– 9.1 mm; females length: 9.7–13.7 mm, width: 7.4–8.8 mm.

Differential diagnosis. Externally the species is closely similar to M. namakwanus  ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 3–6) however, it can be easily distinguished by the following combinations of characteristics: irregular punctuation of pronotum disc ( Fig. 62View FIGURES 58–63), elytral interstriae shagreened and covered by small shiny tubercles ( Fig. 72View FIGURES 70–75), the sclerite of the internal sac of the aedeagus curved basely with a small lateral process ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 24–39).

Habitat and distribution. This species was collected from a few localities occupying a small distribution range in the southwest of Western Cape Province ( Fig. 2). Based on ( Olson et al. 2001) terrestrial ecoregions of the world, the range of this species comprises the southwest part of the moister Fynbos and Renosterveld ecoregion and part of the montane Fynbos and Renosterveld in Cedarberg.

Remarks. Due to it’s small, limited range, inability to fly and the vulnerable habitats it occurs in, the species has been assessed as NEAR Threatened in the IUCN Red List (Category B, Davis 2013).

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

UPSA

University of Pretoria

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Macroderes

Loc

Macroderes endroedyi

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

endroedyi

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005: 387