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Published: 2016-07-22

A new species of Anacaena Thomson, 1859 from South Africa (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)

Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK.
Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, A – 1010 Wien, Austria.
Coleoptera Anacaenini Afrotropical Region fynbos key to species succulent karoo taxonomy


Anacaena namaqua sp. nov. is described from the Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces of South Africa, in an area transitional between the fynbos and succulent karoo biomes. The habitus, aedeagus, femoral pubescence and habitats of the new species are illustrated, together with details of its ecology. A key to all Anacaena confirmed from South Africa to date is also provided.



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