oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Kheper aeratus (Gerstaecker): Morphology of the third instar larva and comments on relationships in Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)



The third larval stage of Kheper aeratus (Gerstaecker), a strictly coprophagous scarabeid species from East African savanna, is descriptionbed. Phyletic relationships between Kheper Janssens and Scarabaeus Linnaeus, on the ground of the larval characters, are discussed.


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