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1 December 2016 A New Record of Zoraptera (Insecta) from Kenya, with Remarks on their Habitat
Yoko Matsumura, Laban Njoroge
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We hereby record a zorapteran insect from Kenya. The species is easily distinguishable from other described African species of Zoraptera because of its distinct sexual dimorphism and male characteristics. Males have a hairy patch on the head and an asymmetric hairy patch with different types of setae on the last sternite, whereas females have no hairy patch. These conspicuous characteristics have not been described for any known African species described to date. The African fauna of Zoraptera were investigated until the 1970s and have not been thoroughly studied since that time. To accumulate knowledge on this enigmatic order and stimulate more research in Africa, we describe the habitat where we found this species in Kenya.

Yoko Matsumura and Laban Njoroge "A New Record of Zoraptera (Insecta) from Kenya, with Remarks on their Habitat," Journal of East African Natural History 105(2), 213-222, (1 December 2016). https://doi.org/10.2982/028.105.0202
Published: 1 December 2016
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Angel insects
field work
ground lice
Kakamega National Park
sexual dimorphism
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