oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Note on Formicomus caeruleus Thunb. with description of two new African species (Anthicidae, Coleoptera Heteromera)

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The paper provides notes on Formicomus caeruleus Thunb. one of the common Anthicidre of South and South West Africa. For comparison a descriptionption is given of its characteristic parts. Two new African species, F. simplicicruralis and F.spatulatus are descriptionbed, both very similar to Formicomus caeruleus, but both lack the male character on the front leg completely.

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