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Riana
Member Purpuricenus

South Africa
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Posted - 29/06/2018 :  09:05:32  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote


South Africa: Eastern Cape
Length 8 mm (female)

Riana
Member Purpuricenus

South Africa
456 Posts

Posted - 29/06/2018 :  09:18:02  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Morning All, your opinion please:
When comparing this specimen with the holotype of Afromolorchus capensis Tippmann, 1959, and specimens in our collection, we note a difference in the markings on the elytra. This difference tends to also be apparent in the males compared to the un-described males of A. capensis.
Would one consider this as a sp.nov., or sub-species?

Edited by - Riana on 29/06/2018 16:24:58
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Pierre-Olivier Maquart
Member Rosalia

United Kingdom
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Posted - 29/06/2018 :  17:49:07  Show Profile  Email Poster  Reply with Quote
Hi Riana,

Here is the holotype picture:

261.18áKB

and another specimen here (with a bit wider white patches):


453.41áKB
(from your post here)

To me - beside the fact that both the holotype and your displayed specimen have a very faint coloration - it could be just a color variation...
Do you see any morphological differences?

Can you share the pictures of the other similar specimens if you have ?
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