An unusual new Onthophagus from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)

Pages 425-431
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2012/52/2

A new dung beetle species with a combination of attributes unusual in the Papuasian context is described and illustrated: Onthophagus rutriceps sp. nov. from the Huon Peninsula of Papua New Guinea. The oldest known male remained undescribed for about 110 years, possibly because of its doubtful origin, but newly collected material confirmed the New Guinea occurrence of the species – prompting the present description.

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