The genus Afromantispa Snyman & Ohl, 2012 was recently synonymised with Mantispa Illiger, 1798 by
Monserrat (2014). Here morphological evidence is presented in support of restoring the genus Afromantispa
stat. rev. to its previous status as a valid and morphologically distinct genus. Twelve new combinations
(comb. n.) are proposed as species of Afromantispa including three new synonyms.
Werner Strümpher is thanked for his valuable and critical comments on the manuscript.
We would also like to extend our gratitude to Johan Saayman for his enthusiasm
and willingness to help with the photography, as well as Morgan Trimble for some of the photos used in this publication. Mervyn Mansell is thanked for his willingness to
discuss and for his meaningful advice. We are also grateful for all the staff of SANC,
MRAC and ZMB who helped with the curation and lending of specimens.