oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Revision of the African species of Sponsor Castelnau & Gory (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Polycestinae: Ptosimini)

Volume 54, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The African species of Sponsor are keyed, illustrated and descriptionbed. Four species are redescriptionbed, and one new species (S. somaliensis spec. nov.) is descriptionbed. On hand of the new material it is argued that Stenianthe Fairmaire should be retained as a subgenus of Sponsor, but that Neoptosima Th�ry should be synonymised with Sponsor s. str.

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