Wednesday, July 06, 2016

True bugs (Hemiptera-Heteroptera) of Botswana-Bibliographical inventory and new records

By  Andreas Kruger & Jurgen Deckert


The knowledge of insect biodiversity of Botswana is far from perfect. By 2015, there were only inventories publicly avail­able for butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers. Here we report 331 species and subspecies of true bugs (Heteroptera), of which 242 records were extracted from scattered published literature and online sources, and 89 (27%) are new records for Botswana. These data significantly increase the number of insect species known from Botswana by roughly 30%.

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