n African Entomology - New species of flightless Trogidae from South African relict forest fragments : short communication

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The Trogidae represent an ancient, monophyletic lineage of keratin-feeding Scarabaeoidea, the only group in the superfamily to do so and one of few insect groups capable of digesting keratin (Scholtz & Chown 1995). Trogids are a relatively small (300 species) cosmopolitan family comprising three genera, Fabricius, 1775, Erichson, 1847, and Burmeister, 1876.

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