Two New Species of Mysterious Scarab Beetles Found in Southern Africa

Dated 2013
Entomologists have described two new species of flightless scarab beetles in the ancient genus Gyronotus.
The discovery of two new species, named Gyronotus perissinottoi and Gyronotus schuelei, brings the number of beetles in this genus to 8.

Gyronotus beetles are regarded among the most endangered of the African scarab beetles because of their sensitivity to disturbance.