n African Entomology - (Gravenhorst) (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae) discovered in South Africa : short communication

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589
  • Author A.F. Newton
  • Source : African Entomology, Volume 14, Issue 1, Mar 2006, p. 193 - 194
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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The small staphylinid subfamily Habrocerinae includes only two genera, one ( Coiffait & Sáiz) with six species restricted to southern South America, and the other ( Erichson) with 16 species worldwide but none yet recorded from the Afrotropical (= Ethiopian) region (Herman 2001). During a recent field trip to South Africa with Field Museum colleagues to survey the staphylinid fauna and visit several South African insect collections, we found specimens of several times in the field, and discovered older specimens in two collections.

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