oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A phenetic solution to the Lycus rostratus species complex problem in southern Africa
Two species, viz. Lycus rostratus (L., 1767) and L. dentipes Dalman, 1817 are currently recognized in the L. rostratus species complex, based on male elytral shape and colour. However, a recent revision of the southern African Lycus showed that if these characters are given full weight, at least two other (new) species should be recognized in the complex.
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