oa African Entomology - A new genus and species of trichome-bearing dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from South Africa

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The first South African genus and species of myrmecophilous Scarabaeidae with trichomes is descriptionbed. The other Old and New World genera of myrmecophilous dung beetles are listed, and morphology and biologies are compared with this new species. The tribal placement of the new species is uncertain but character states indicating that the species could provisionally be placed in the Onthophagini are discussed.

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