oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A phenetic solution to the Lycus rostratus species complex problem in southern Africa

Volume 55, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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