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)
|Article Title||Kheper aeratus (Gerstaecker): Morphology of the third instar larva and comments on relationships in Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Dipartimento di Biologia Animale, Universitï¿½ di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina,Torino - Italy.|
|Publication Date||Sep 1992|
|Pages||267 - 274|
|Keyword(s)||Kheper aeratus (Gerstaecker)|
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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