Eudicella trimeni Janson, 1884 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Goliathini): Description of larva with notes on conservation status, biology and taxonomy

R. Perissinotto, J. Orozco

Abstract


Eudicella trimeni is reportedly one of the most endangered species of the genus, having been declared vir­tually extinct until recently. Present research has shown that the species occurs in an area wider than previously known. However, its habitat is disappearing at a fast rate and the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal populations appear to be sufficiently different from each other to warrant at least subspecies status and further investigation. Third instar larvae of the northern population were collected recently in the Karkloof Nature Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal. They were reared to adulthood under environmentally controlled conditions and are here described.

To cite this paper: Perissinotto, R. & Orozco, J. 2013. Eudicella trimeni Janson, 1884 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Goliathini): Description of larva with notes on conservation status, biology and taxonomy. African Invertebrates 54 (2): 417–426.

Published electronically: 2 October 2013
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E4CECCFC-56A0-4B68-8BD3-6F15F1A7DBA3


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