n African Entomology - Review of the South African species of Pegylis Erichson, 1847 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) commonly known as large wattle chafers
|Article Title||Review of the South African species of Pegylis Erichson, 1847 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) commonly known as large wattle chafers|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of the Witwatersrand and 3 Ditsong National Museum of Natural History|
|Publication Date||Dec 2014|
|Pages||685 - 713|
|Keyword(s)||Adoretopsis, Chafers, Hypopholis, Pegylidius, Pegylis, Southern Africa, Sporadic pests, Taxonomy and White grubs|
A review of the three known species of Pegylis occurring in South Africa is provided, including a dichotomous key, illustrations of diagnostic features, distribution maps and notes on natural history. Lectotypes are designated for Hypopholis sommeri Burmeister, 1855, and Pegylis pondoensis Arrow, 1943. Pegylis vittata atrata Machatschke, 1955 syn. nov. is regarded here as conspecific with Pegylis vittata.
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