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Revision of the genus Stegnaspea Baly with descriptions of five new species from southern Africa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)

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A revision of the Afrotropical flea beetle genus Stegnaspea Baly, 1877 is presented. In addition to the type species S. trimeni Baly, 1877, five new species are ascribed to this genus, S. audisiana sp.n., S. danielssoni sp.n., S. debiasei sp.n., S. endroedyi sp.n. and S. penrithae sp.n., all from the Republic of South Africa. A key to the species, micrographs of male and female genitalia, scanning electron micrographs of peculiar morphological characters, and distributional and ecological data are supplied.

Affiliations: 1: aDipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, University of L’Aquila, 67100 Coppito-L’Aquila, Italy ; 2: bBiosystematics Division, ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Private Bag X134, Queenswood, Pretoria 0121, Republic of South Africa


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