oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A phenetic solution to the Lycus rostratus species complex problem in southern Africa
|Article Title||A phenetic solution to the Lycus rostratus species complex problem in southern Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Sep 1992|
|Pages||173 - 184|
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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