Macroderes mutilans Kolbe, 1908

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: 62-63

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Macroderes mutilans Kolbe, 1908
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Macroderes mutilans Kolbe, 1908 

( Figs. 12View FIGURES 11–14, 34View FIGURES 24–39, 74View FIGURES 70–75)

Macroderes mutilans Kolbe, 1908: 130  ; Péringuey 1908: 692; Janssens 1939: 29; Ferreira 1969: 322; Frolov & Scholtz 2005: 381.

Type locality. Brit, SW, Africa, Kl, Namaland, Steinkopf [29°15'S 17°44' E].

Type material examined. None. Type series is deposited in ZMHB ( Frolov & Scholtz 2005).

Additional material examined. 3 ♂♂ and 9 ♀♀: “ RSA / Northern Cape Prov / 8 Km S of / Kamieskroon / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg // AF– 0030(10) / 1–13. IX. 2003 / S 30° 17 23.76 E 017° 57 20.69 // Macroderes   

mutilans Kolbe / Frolvo det / 2003”, 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ (TMSA); 1 ♂ and 7 ♀♀ (UPSA); 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ (SANC); 9 ♂♂ and 15 ♀♀ with same data but the database and coordinates: 1 ♂ and 2 ♀ (UPSA): “AF– 0030(10) / S 30° 15.25 .29 E 017° 55.58.83”, 8 ♂♂ and 13 ♀♀ (UPSA): “AF– 0030(9) / S 30° 17 17.37 E 017° 56 59.12”; 1 ♂ (TMSA): “ 10 m / E Springbok / Namaquland / III.1958 / G.van Son // Macroderes mutilans Kolbe  / det. A. Frolov / 2003”; 1 ♂ (TMSA): “Springbok / CP/ IX.65 / L / Vari // Macroderes mutilans Kolbe  / det A. Frolov / 2003”; 1♂ (UPSA): “ RSA / Northern Cape Province / Kamiesberg / 20 Km / NE of Garies / S 30° 4 28 E 018°05 9 / 13.8.2015 / baited pitfall trap: pig dung /. C. Deschodt & W.P. Strümpher leg”; 2 ♀♀ (UPSA): “ RSA / Western Cape Province / 10 Km / West of Rietpoort / S30°.97 E 017°. 99 / 13. 8. 2015 / baited pitfall trap: pig dung / C. Deschodt & W.P. Strümpher leg”; 3 ♂♂ and 3 ♀♀ (UPSA): “ RSA / Northern Cape Province / 51 km / S.W / Springbok / S 29.74301° E 017.52547° / 12. 8. 2015 / baited pitfall trap: pig dung / C. Deschodt & W.P. Strümpher leg”; 1 ♂ (UPSA): “ RSA / Northern Cape Province / Springbok / 4 Km W / S 29.67914° E 017.85134° / 12. 8. 2015 / baited pitfall trap: pig dung / C. Deschodt & W.P. Strümpher leg”; 1 ♂ and 2 ♀♀ (UPSA): “Kamieskroon / S 30.25747° E 17.93525° / 28. viii. 2004 / C. Deschodt & M. Deschodt leg”; 1 ♂ and 1♀ (SAMC): “ RSA / Northern Cape Prov / 8 Km S of / Kamieskroon / A. Frolov & C. Deschodt leg //AF-0030(10) / 13. IX. 2003 / S 30° 17' 23.76'' E 017° 57' 20.69'' // Macroderes mutilans Kolbe  / Frolov det / 2003 // SAM- Col- 058293”.

Size range. Males length: 9.6–12.6 mm, width: 7.2–8.9 mm; females length: 9–12.1 mm, width: 6.8–8.9 mm.

Differential diagnosis. Due to it is flatter elytra ( Fig. 74View FIGURES 70–75) M. mutilans  resembles M. bias  and M. fornicatus  , nevertheless, it can be easily distinguished from them by impunctate lateral border of pronotum as well as distinct differences in the shape of the internal sac sclerite ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 24–39).

Habitat and distribution. This species was collected from localities confined to the Namaqualand region ( Fig. 2). The area is part from the Succulent Karoo ecoregion which comprises two main bio-geographical domains: The Southern Karoo domain which is inland in South Africa and Namaquland—Namibia domain which stretches from the west cost of Namibia to the west coast of South Africa and includes the areas of Richtersveld, Sandveld, Hardveld and Kamiesberg. The area is semi desert, characterised by a succulent vegetation and winter rainfall.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Scarabaeidae

Genus

Macroderes

Loc

Macroderes mutilans Kolbe, 1908

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

Macroderes mutilans

Frolov, A. V. & Scholtz, C. H. 2005: 381
Ferreira, M. 1969: 322
Janssens, A. 1939: 29
Kolbe, H. J. 1908: 130
1939