Phoberus caffer

Strümpher, Werner P. & Scholtz, Clarke H., 2019, A new Phoberus MacLeay species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Trogidae) from the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains of southern Africa and the Phoberus caffer species group reviewed, Zootaxa 4674 (5), pp. 551-563: 560

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4674.5.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2ECC423B-D0C0-467B-A637-68E8FCFA265E

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD0A87A2-0834-EA5C-94DA-F956A5DD16E9

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Phoberus caffer
status

 

Key to species in the Phoberus caffer   species group

1 Black with sparse yellow setae; widespread throughout the central and southern region of South Africa.... P. caffer (Harold)  

- Black with sparse to dense dark brown to black setae; disjunct, eastern montane distribution.......................... 2

2 Elytral tubercles on even-numbered costae prominent, not shiny; odd-numbered costae with small, round, glabrous tubercles, regularly spaced; restricted to the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe and the eastern escarpment of South Africa....................................................................................... P. lilianae (Scholtz)   new status

- Elytral tubercles on even-numbered costae large, shiny; odd-numbered costae with distinct round, glabrous tubercles, irregularly spaced; restricted to the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains in southern Africa....... P. ntlenyanae Strümpher   new species

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Trogidae

Genus

Phoberus