oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new species of Ecnomus McLachlan (Trichoptera: Psychomyidae) from South Africa

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



An ecological survey of the Sundays River in the Eastern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa is at present being carried out by Mr A. T. Forbes of the Institute for Freshwater Studies of Rhodes University. I have been asked to undertake the study of the Trichoptera of this river system, and at an early stage collected what appears to be a new species of Ecnomus. As a name is required for the purposes of the survey, I am descriptionbing the species in advance of the general account of the Trichoptera of the area, which will be published after a year's study of the river in question. It gives me pleasure to name the species after Mr Forbes, who has collected what may prove to be the larvae of the species, and who took me to the places at which the adults were captured.

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