n African Entomology - Habrocerus capillaricornis (Gravenhorst) (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae) discovered in South Africa : short communication
|Article Title||Habrocerus capillaricornis (Gravenhorst) (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae) discovered in South Africa : short communication|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
|Pages||193 - 194|
The small staphylinid subfamily Habrocerinae includes only two genera, one (Nomimocerus Coiffait & Sáiz) with six species restricted to southern South America, and the other (Habrocerus 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 Habrocerus several times in the field, and discovered older specimens in two collections.
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