oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Permian insects from the Beaufort Group of Natal, South Africa

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



An account is given of the fossil insects of the Beaufort Group (Late Permian) investigated since the last publication by Riek (1976). The Odonata and Trichoptera are reported for the first time; specimens are assigned to three known genera not previously recorded in South Africa; eight new species are descriptionbed, two in new genera. The new taxa are as follows. Megasecoptera: Karoohymen minutus sp. n.; Homoptera: Permocicada thompsoni sp. n., Stenotegmocicada triclades gen. n. et sp. n., Afrostenivicia rediae gen. n. et sp. n.; Mecoptera: Callietheira granthami sp. n., Prochoristella balgowanensis and P. bulwerensis spp. n., Neochoristella goodalli sp. n. Several previously descriptionbed taxa are recorded from additional sites.

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