oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The African species of Membracidae (Homoptera) described by Gerstaecker and a new species of Otinotus Buckton

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In 1873 Gerstaecker descriptionbed two new species of Centrotus Fabricius, and for years it was thought that the types of these species, fenestratus and pacificus, had been lost. Fortunately they have recently been located in the Humboldt University Museum, East Berlin, and Dr U. G�llner-Scheiding has very kindly loaned them for study. They arrived just in time for me to comment on them and give their new combinations in a brief addendum to my paper on the African Centrotinae (Capener, 1968). It is considered desirable to present redescriptionptions and figures of both species.

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