Rediscovery of Scarabaeus sevoistra Alluaud, 1902 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae): biological notes and IUCN Red Listing




Scarabaeus sevoistra Alluaud, 1902, Rediscovery, Madagascar, IUCN Red Listing, New biological notes


Scarabaeus sevoistra Alluaud, 1902 was previously thought to be extinct. While identifying Scarabaeinae species on the iNaturalist website, photos posted by citizen scientists were discovered and identified as this species by the authors. The importance of the rediscovery of the species is presented here. We provide new biological notes for the species and a key to separate the species from its congeners. Additionally, we formally give a conservation status for the species.


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How to Cite

Deschodt, C., Harrison, J., & Sole, C. (2021). Rediscovery of Scarabaeus sevoistra Alluaud, 1902 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae): biological notes and IUCN Red Listing. Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 51(2).