Pentodon caminarius caminarius Faldermann, 1835

Among the genus Pentodon species, P.caminarius can be recognized having: apex of clypeus not rounded but with 2 teeth, frons with a short transversal carina, elytra mat (see image below) with small, shallow, shining punctures, pygidium simply convex, paramera somewhat similar to those of P.idiota Herbst.

Two subspecies are known: P.caminarius caminarius and P.caminarius elatus Kuster, 1847 (syn. P.semenowi Jakolev, 1902).

The subspecies P.caminarius caminarius has somewhat bigger size, paramera shorter and larger. It is distributed in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria; the presence in Syria need to be confirmed.

P.caminarius
photo P.Tauzin
P.caminarius
from Medvedev
P.caminarius
from Endroedi
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P.caminarius caminarius and P.caminarius elatus/semenowi
from Endroedi

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