oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Revision of the genus Sparrmannia Laporte (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae)

Volume 52, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The African genus Sparrmannia Laporte is revised. Leocaeta Dejean and Cephalotrichia Hope are considered as synonyms. Sparrmannia gorilla Gemminger & Harold, Cephalotrichia bifasciata Hope and C. crinicollis Hope are nomina nuda. Twenty-four species are currently recognized in the genus, with 10 species descriptionbed as new: S. acicularis, S. angola, S. falcala, S. namibia, S. obscura, S. peringueyi, S. pseudotransvaalica, S. tridactyla, S. ursina, S. vicina. Lectotypes are designated for the following Peringuey species: S. transvaalica, S. gonaqua, S. boschimana, S. namaqua, S. prieska. Sparrmannia crinicollis (Burmeister), comb. nov., and S. leo Gyllenhall are Incertae Sedis. A key to the known species in the genus is presented.

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