n Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History - New species of the bizarre South African endemic genus Meziomorphum Pic (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2220-4563


Five new species of spider beetles in the genus Meziomorphum Pic from South Africa are described includingM. endrödyi, M. boroveci, and M. nama from the Richtersveld, M. bulla from south-central Namaqualand, and M. cederbergensis from the Cederberg. Genitalia are illustrated for the genus for the first time for six of the 10 species now known. A brief discussion of the evolution of generic morphology and biology as well as the relationships of the genus to other spider beetle groups are also provided.

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