oa African Entomology - A new genus and species of trichome-bearing dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from South Africa
|Article Title||A new genus and species of trichome-bearing dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) from South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 Department vI Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||227 - 231|
|Keyword(s)||Dung beetle, Myrmecophily, Onthophagini and Scarabaeinae|
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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