oa Annals of the Natal Museum - African Leptopodomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): a checklist and descriptions of new taxa

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The Leptopodomorpha of Africa are briefly reviewed and a checklist provided. Four new taxa are descriptionbed: Capitonisalda gen. n., with ripa (Drake) as type-species, from Africa and Aden; Rupisalda thika sp. n., Rupisalda speciosa sp. n., and Velleriola kenyana sp. n., all from Kenya. Keys are provided for the genera of Leptopodidae and Saldidae that occur south of the Sahara, and for the African members of the saldid genus Rupisalda. The zoogeography of African Leptopodomorpha is discussed in the context of our present knowledge.

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