oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on Macrocyphonistes kolbeanus Ohaus and Rhizoplatys auriculatus (Burmeister), with comments on their melittophilous habits (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae: Phileurini)

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Macrocyphcnistes kolbeanus Ohaus and Rhizoplatys auriculatus (Burmeister) are reported feeding on the brood of honey bees. The monotypic genus Macrocyphonistes is recorded from southern Africa for the first time and transferred from the Oryctini to Phileurini because of its modified mouthparts.

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