Macroderes foveatus 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: 53-55

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

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Macroderes foveatus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005
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Macroderes foveatus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005 

( Figs. 8View FIGURES 7–10, 31View FIGURES 24–39, 40View FIGURES 40–45, 46, 49, 51View FIGURES 46–51, 73View FIGURES 70–75)

Macroderes foveatus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005: 390  . Type locality. S. Afr., SW Cape, 3 Km E of Veldrif, 32°46'S 18°14'E.

Type material examined. Holotype, ♂ ( TMSA): “ S. Afr / SW Cape / Veldrif / 3Km E / 32° 46' S – 18° 14' E [printed] // 31.8.1981 / E–Y: 1870 / ground traps / 59 days / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // groundtrap with meat bait [printed] // HOLOTYPUS / Macroderes foveatus  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: 1 ♀ ( TMSA) same data as holotypeGoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ ( TMSA): “ S. Afr / S.W. Cape / Brakfontein farm / 32° 56' S 18° 15' E [printed] // 23.8.1983 / E–Y: 1967 / groundtraps / 72 days / Endroeydi, Penrith leg [printed] // groundtrap with faeces bait [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes foveatus  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003”GoogleMaps  .

Additional material examined. 2 ♂♂ ( UPSA): “ RSA / Western Cape Province / Veldrif / 7 Km E / 19. vii. 2016 / 32° 47' 38.18'' S 18° 14' 53.42'' E // baited pitfall trap: pig dung / C. Deschodt & W.P. Strümpher ”GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀ ( UPSA): “ South Africa / Kommandokraal farm / S 31.50317° E 018.20939° / 14.8. 2015 / C. Deschodt & W. P. Strümpher ”GoogleMaps  .

Size range. Males length: 10.2–10.4 mm, width: 6.2–7.4 mm; females length: 8.8–10.1 mm, width: 5.3–7.1 mm

Differential diagnosis. This species differs from all Macroderes  species except M. cornutus  in that the base of the pronotum bears very deep triangular concavity ( Figs. 8View FIGURES 7–10, 40View FIGURES 40–45) however, it can be separated by the combination of the following characteristics: lack of the rounded tubercle in the frontal suture that characterises M. cornutus  ( Figs. 49, 51View FIGURES 46–51), the internal sac sclerite bears small lateral processes ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 24–39), less elongated punctures at each side of the pronotum ( Fig. 46View FIGURES 46–51).

Habitat and distribution. This species is recorded from two localities in the southern western part of Western Cape Province along the west coast of South Africa ( Fig. 2). Generally, the area is characterised by Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and moderate humid, rainy winters ( Mucina & Rutherford 2006).

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

UPSA

University of Pretoria

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Macroderes

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Macroderes foveatus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005

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

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005: 390