Sarothrias sp. ‘Samoa’

Samoan Sarothrias Beetle (Sarothrias sp.)

This species is known (so far) only from a subfossil specimen (at least a single head capsule with a size of about 0,037 cm in diameter), which was recovered by Nick Porch from samplings from the Samoan Islands.

The genus has not been recorded from Samoa before.


Despite being known so far only from a single subfossil specimen the species might still be alive.


edited: 22.04.2019