Areview of the three known species of Pegylis occurring in SouthAfrica is provided, including
a dichotomous key, illustrations of diagnostic features, distribution maps and notes on natural
history. Lectotypes are designated for Hypopholis sommeri Burmeister, 1855, and Pegylis
pondoensis Arrow, 1943. Pegylis vittata atrata Machatschke, 1955 syn. nov. is regarded here as
conspecific with Pegylis vittata.