oa African Entomology - Descriptions of larvae of African Trogidae (Coleoptera), with implications for the phylogeny of the family
Larvae of 10 African trogid species (five Trox Fabricius and five Omorgus Erichson), the first from the continent, are descriptionbed. The species (T. rhyparoides Harold, T. fascicularis rowe; Scholtz, T. consimilis Haaf, T. squamiger Roth, T. capensis Scholtz and O. squalidus (Olivier), O. melancholicus (FAhraeus), O. radula (Erichson), O. asperulatus (Harold), O. frey; (Haaf) belong to endemic subgenera Trox (Phoberus) MacLeay and Omorgus (Afromorgus) Scholtz, which were based on adult characters. Larval morphology supports the uniqueness of these taxa. Furthermore, the African larvae differ from those of other geographical regions in several phylogenetically important respects.
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