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Published: 2017-03-22
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Description of a new species of Capederces (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) from South Africa

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Department of Natural History, Iziko Museums of South Africa, PO Box 61 Cape Town, 8000 South Africa. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa
Coleoptera Tillomorphini Ethiopian region Taxonomy Biodiversity


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.



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