oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on the Classification of Certain African Membracidae with the Addition of Three New Genera and Four New Species (Hemipt.-Homopt.)

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



It is obvious that much confusion exists in the classification of many African Membracids. This is largely because the older workers on the group provided inadequate descriptionptions, and failed in most cases to figure the species, or figured them so badly as to be useless as an aid to their determination. The only course open was to get photographs of them. The authorities of the British Museum undertook this work and all the desired species have been photographed and the correct generic position of a number of species could be obtained. In this paper i hope to clear up some of the more obvious errors, without, attempting to arrange the genera in their natural groupings, which are still not fully understood.

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