n African Entomology - Review of the South African spider beetle genus, Pic, 1897 (Coleoptera: Ptinidae: Ptininae) : research article

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Nine new species of are described, and two previously described species are also considered. The unique morphological characteristics, including genitalia, of each species are illustrated and a key is given for all taxa. The morphological characteristics of the genus, including mouth parts and ventral structures are also illustrated. A brief discussion of the spider beetle diversity of South Africa and the potential of spider beetles for conservation efforts is also presented.

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