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Description of a new species of Capederces (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) from South Africa



A new species of longhorned beetle in the tribe Tillomorphini, Capederces madibai sp. nov., is described from the “Albany district” in south-eastern South Africa. Adult specimens are illustrated and compared with the only other known species from this previously mono-specific genus: C. hauseri Adlbauer, 2001. An illustration of the female of C. hauseri is provided for the first time.



Coleoptera, Tillomorphini, Ethiopian region, Taxonomy, Biodiversity

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