Macroderes namakwanus 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: 63

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B276DC1E-FFB4-FFF0-FF0D-FBA9FC0B02AA

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scientific name

Macroderes namakwanus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005
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Macroderes namakwanus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005 

( Figs. 13View FIGURES 11–14, 35View FIGURES 24–39, 42View FIGURES 40–45, 61View FIGURES 58–63, 75View FIGURES 70–75)

Macroderes namakwanus Frolov & Scholtz 2005: 388  .

Type locality. RSA, Western Cape Prov, Hoekbaai , 31°09'26.07''S 017°45'55.70''EGoogleMaps  .

Type material examined. Holotype, ♂ ( TMSA): “ RSA / Western Cape Prov / Hoekbaai / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg [printed] // AF-0039 (19) / 4–11. IX. 2003 / S 31° 04' 26.07'' E 017° 45' 55.70'' [printed] // HOLOTYPUS / Macroderes namakwanus  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”GoogleMaps  ; Paratypes: 1♂ ( TMSA): “S. Afr / Namaquland / Brakriver mouth / 36°.06' S–17°.44' E [printed] // 25. 8. 1979 // E– Y: 1597 / groundtraps / 63 days / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // PARTYPUS / Macroderes namakwanus  / Frolvo & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 1 ♂ ( TMSA): “S. AFR / Namaquland / Hoekbaai / 2 Km / E NE / 31°. 11' S 17°. 47' E [printed] // 27. 8. 1979 // E–Y: 1612 / white sand / night / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes namakwanus  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  ; 1 ♂ ( TMSA): “S. Afr / Namaquland / Kotzerus / 30° 57' S– 17°.50' E [printed] // 23. 8. 1979 // E–Y: 1581 / white dune / day /. Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes namakwanus  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red– printed]”  ; 1 ♀ ( TMSA): “S. Afr / Richtersveld / Klein Helskloof / 28°.51' S–17°.24' E [printed] // 8.9.1976 // E–Y: 1239 / groundtraps / 32 days / Endrödy—Younga leg [printed] // groundtrap with faeces bait [printed] // PARATYPUS / Macroderes namakwanus  / Frolov & Scholtz / 2003 [red label, printed]”  .

Additional material examined. 2 ♂♂ and 3 ♀♀ ( UPSA): “ South Africa / 6 km N of / Kotzerus / S 30° 69' 26.11'' E 017° 86' 9.83'' / 12. 8. 2015 ”  .

Size range. Males length: 10.4–12.8 mm, width: 7.0– 8.7 mm; females length: 11.7–12.5 mm, width: 8.0–9.0 mm.

Differential diagnosis. M. namakwanus  is in habitus similar to M. endroedyi  ( Fig. 13View FIGURES 11–14) however, it is differentiated by the combination of the following characteristics: Pronotum regularly punctate lacking the distinct tubercle in between ( Fig. 61View FIGURES 58–63) and no shiny tubercles on the elytra ( Fig. 75View FIGURES 70–75)

Habitat and distribution. See distribution under M. mutilans  ( Fig. 2)

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

UPSA

University of Pretoria

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Macroderes

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Macroderes namakwanus Frolov & Scholtz, 2005

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

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005: 388