n African Entomology - First host record and description of female Pasteels (Strepsiptera: Insecta) from South Africa : research article

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The strepsipteran, , was described from South Africa by Pasteels in 1958, but no host record/s or females were included. Here we record that parasitizes the cicadellid, Theron 1978, an important pest of the commercially produced shrub, (Fabaceae), from which 'Rooibos' tea is produced. We provide a redescription of the male and a description of the female and the male cephalotheca. A checklist of South African Strepsiptera is included.

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