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Probergrothius sexpuntatus

Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: BhekisisaBhekisisa’s reputation in InvertebratesBhekisisa’s reputation in InvertebratesBhekisisa’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_3570_OdontopusSexpunctatus
IMG_2398_OdontoSexp
Description:
Identifications
  • Welwitschia bug (Probergrothius sexpuntatus)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Welwitschia bug (Probergrothius sexpunctatus)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • Riaan Stals
      Entomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
      Invertebrates expert
    • Tony Rebelo
      Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
      Tony Rebelo is knowledgeable about InvertebratesTony Rebelo’s earned reputation in InvertebratesTony Rebelo’s earned reputation in InvertebratesTony Rebelo’s earned reputation in InvertebratesTony Rebelo’s earned reputation in InvertebratesTony Rebelo’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
    • Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

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Comments

Riaan Stals's picture

Nomenclatural tangle

HEMIPTERA: HETEROPTERA: PYRRHOCORIDAE.

It is an unsettled matter whether the genus Probergrothius is valid, or whether the name of the Welwitschia Bug should rather be Odontopus sexpunctatus. Read the details of this taxonomic quandary here: http://insectscience.org/4.14/Robertson_JIS_4_14_2004.pdf.

 
 
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