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anders
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Posted - 20/05/2017 :  17:49:23  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote




Also this from KwaZulu-Natal 9.5-10.0 mm.
Somewhat reminding of Conobrium, but not quite.

Francesco
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Posted - 23/05/2018 :  09:19:46  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit Francesco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Conobrium fits good; what do you see different?
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anders
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Posted - 29/05/2018 :  10:18:03  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your comment, Francesco. According to Aurivillius' generic description (1927) Conobrium is characterized i.a. by the length of its prothorax being more than twice the width of its base. Besides the eyes are smaller than in the other species, the scapi are more or less parallel-sided (+/- obconical in others), the elytral punctuation is evident also in posterior part (+/- smooth in the others). The apex of elytra are (weakly) truncate (rounded in others). Finally the elytra are more or less parallel-sided, not widened distally like in the known spp. of Conobrium. I am quite convinced ity is an undescribed taxon, but I am hesitant to include it in Conobrium. Looking forward to any comment.
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