A remarkable teratological case for Eucymatodera parva Schenkling, 1908 (Cleridae : Tillinae) from Namibia

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dc.contributor.author Burke, A.F.
dc.contributor.author Sole, Catherine L.
dc.contributor.author Scholtz, Clarke H.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-11T13:13:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract Teratology can be defined as the study of the causes producing abnormalities, malformations or defects of the physical development (Ujházy et al. 2012). Teratological examples have been described in almost all animal groups, including insects (Ferrer et al. 2014). The importance of reporting teratological events in insects has been discussed by Glasgow (1925), Cockayne (1937) and Savini & Furth (2004). Glasgow (1925) stated that insect malformations should be documented to make these cases available to investigators who may have a special interest in such events. Cockayne (1937) mentioned that, even if the observed teratologies do not represent something novel, it seems desirable to publish these descriptions accompanied by plates illustrating the nature of the abnormality. Savini&Furth (2004) in their discussion of malformations in Coleoptera, stressed the importance of recording insect abnormalities, indicating that, in some cases, these abnormalities offer valuable information about the influence of environmental conditions during insect development. en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Burke, A.F., Sole, C.L. & Scholtz, C.H. 2018, 'A remarkable teratological case for Eucymatodera parva Schenkling, 1908 (Cleridae : Tillinae) from Namibia', African Entomology, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 250-253. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1021-3589 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-8854 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4001/003.026.0250
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/65119
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Entomological Society of Southern Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © Entomological Society of Southern Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Teratology en_ZA
dc.subject Insects en_ZA
dc.subject Investigators en_ZA
dc.subject Abnormalities en_ZA
dc.title A remarkable teratological case for Eucymatodera parva Schenkling, 1908 (Cleridae : Tillinae) from Namibia en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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