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20 September 2018 New Country Records of Scarab Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Swaziland and Zambia
Conrad P. D. T. Gillett, Iain Barr
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As a result of recent entomological fieldwork undertaken in southern Africa, detailed new country records are reported for 10 species of scarabaeine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Six species in five genera (Copris Geoffroy, Catharsius De Geer, Heliocopris Hope, Hamonthophagus Roggero, Dierkens, Barbero, and Palestrini, and Proagoderus van Lansberge) belonging to two tribes are newly recorded from Swaziland. Four species in three genera (Copridaspidus Boucomont, Diastellopalpus van Lansberge, and Scaptocnemis Péringuey) belonging to three tribes are newly recorded from Zambia. Detailed faunistic records containing habitat and temporal data are of importance in documenting the biodiversity of the understudied countries involved, and in enhancing knowledge of the distribution of these beetles on the African continent.

Conrad P. D. T. Gillett and Iain Barr "New Country Records of Scarab Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Swaziland and Zambia," The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(3), 433-438, (20 September 2018). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-72.3.433
Received: 13 December 2017; Accepted: 5 June 2018; Published: 20 September 2018
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