Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

September 1992


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 6, No. 3-4, September-December, 1992. Copyright © 1992 by Kingsolver.

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Species in the genus Spermophagus are found in all of the Old World regions except Australia. Prior to this fine monograph, the taxonomy was a hodgepodge of local faunal treatments and single species descriptions with few usable keys or illustrations. Now we have available keys to 90 species with full descriptions, geographical distributions, and excellent illustrations of dorsal habitus, male genitalia, and many of the female genital valves.

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