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African Invertebrates is one of leading international peer-reviewed journals in the field of taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, biology, ecology, conservation and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates, whether terrestrial, freshwater or marine. African Invertebrates is a recognised international vehicle for all aspects of invertebrate studies on the African continent and in surrounding waters, and has a more than one century-long history of excellence in broadcasting scientific achievements to researchers around the world. African Invertebrates is covered by ISI Science Citation Index (IF2009, 1.216), BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, Scopus and GeoRef. At present, the journal is published two times per year. Archival issues (1906-2007) are freely available through SABINET African Journal Archive.

Vol. 51, Issue 2

Contains Editorial; 11 research articles on Foraminifera, Mollusca, Oligochaeta, Arachnida, Myriapoda, and Insecta; Chronicle; and Book review

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Hamer, M., African Invertebrates in the International Year of Biodiversity.
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity to celebrate biodiversity, increase understanding about how biodiversity is critical for sustaining life on Earth, and to highlight the ongoing and increasing loss of biodiversity. The emphasis of this campaign is on....
Ovechkina, M.N., Bylinskaya, M.E. & Uken, R., Planktonic foraminiferal assemblage in surface sediments from the Thukela Shelf, South Africa
Twenty-three species of planktonic Foraminifera have been identified from surface sediments on the Thukela Shelf (KwaZulu-Natal Bight, South Africa). The assemblage is dominated by Orbulina universa, Globigerinoides ruber and Neogloboquadrina dutertrei, and is referred to the tropical-subtropical....
Muratov, I.V., Terrestrial molluscs of Cabo Delgado and adjacent inland areas of north-eastern Mozambique
Nineteen stations were surveyed and 46 species of terrestrial molluscs were recorded from an 18×55 km area in the north-eastern corner of Mozambique. Three stations on Cabo Delgado (a peninsula at the northern extremity of the Quirimbas Archipelago) yielded 19 species that were not found on the....
Plisko, J.D., Megadrile earthworm taxa introduced to South African soils (Oligochaeta: Acanthodrilidae, Eudrilidae, Glossoscolecidae, Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae, Ocnerodrilidae)
The occurrence of 50 earthworm species of 22 genera from six families, namely Acanthodrilidae (Acanthodrilinae, Benhamiinae), Eudrilidae (Eudrilinae, Pareudrilinae), Glossoscolecidae, Lumbricidae, Megascolecidae, and Ocnerodrilidae, not native to South African soils, is reported. Some of the....
Haddad, Ch.R., A new species of Poachelas from Maputaland, South Africa (Araneae: Corinnidae), with considerable range extension for Poachelas striatus
A new species of the tracheline sac spider genus Poachelas Haddad & Lyle, 2008 (Araneae: Corinnidae), presently known only from southern Africa, is described. The genus has been represented by three species, all of which are suspected to be closely associated with grasses. The new species....
Lyle, R. & Haddad, Ch.R., A revision of the tracheline sac spider genus Cetonana Strand, 1929 in the Afrotropical Region, with descriptions of two new genera (Araneae: Corinnidae)
The dark sac spiders of the genus Cetonana Strand, 1929 (Corinnidae: Trachelinae) of the Afrotropical Region are revised. Following a detailed comparison of the somatic and genitalic morphology of the Afrotropical C. martini (Simon, 1897) with the European type species, C. laticeps (Canestrini,....
Redman, G.T., Hamer, M.L., Slotow, R.H. & Barraclough, D.A., Description of two new species of Zinophora Chamberlin, 1927 (Diplopoda: Spirostreptida: Harpagophoridae), with discussion of species groups in the genus
The millipede genus Zinophora (Chamberlin, 1927) was previously revised based on the species present south of the Zambezi and Kunene Rivers. Since that revision, two additional new species have been discovered and are here described: Zinophora lobata (Mozambique) and Z. taromberai (Zimbabwe and....
Barraclough, D. & Slotow, R., The South African keystone pollinator Moegistorhynchus longirostris (Wiedemann, 1819) (Diptera: Nemestrinidae): notes on biology, biogeography and proboscis length variation
Moegistorhynchus longirostris Wiedemann, 1819 has the longest proboscis relative to body size of all known insects. It is a keystone species along the west coast of South Africa, where it pollinates, partly or exclusively, the long-tubed flowers of at least 20 species of Iridaceae, Geraniaceae....
Grichanov, I.Ya., Aphasmaphleps, a new genus of long-legged flies from Senegal, with a key to the genera of Afrotropical Diaphorinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)
The genus Aphasmaphleps Grichanov, gen. n. is described from Senegal to accommodate a new species, A. bandia sp. n. The new genus has been placed in the subfamily Diaphorinae and is considered close to the genus Phasmaphleps Bickel, 2005. A key to Afrotropical diaphorine genera of long-legged....
Koch, H., Combining morphology and DNA barcoding resolves the taxonomy of Western Malagasy Liotrigona Moure, 1961 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)
The taxonomy of the western Malagasy stingless bees (Liotrigona spp.) has been complicated by the high degree of morphological similarity between the described species. This group includes one of the smallest bee species of the world, Liotrigona bitika (Brooks & Michener, 1988). However, the....
Kopylov, D.S., Brothers, D.J. & Rasnitsyn, A.P., Two new labenopimpline ichneumonids (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Africa
Two new species of Labenopimplinae, Labenopimpla orapa sp. n. and Rugopimpla botswana sp. n., are described from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) deposits of Orapa in Botswana. These are the first and only known Cretaceous Ichneumonidae from the southern hemisphere. The new species seem to be very....
Londt, J.G.H., A review of Afrotropical Acnephalum Macquart, 1838, including the reinstatement of Sporadothrix Hermann, 1907 and descriptions of two new genera (Diptera: Asilidae: Stenopogoninae)
In revising the taxonomy of Acnephalum Macquart, 1838 it was discovered that the Afrotropical species are not congeneric when compared with the Palaearctic type species (A. olivierii Macquart, 1838 from Greece), which is congeneric with species of Pycnopogon Loew, 1847. As a consequence all....
Kirk-Spriggs, A.H., Seventh International Congress of Dipterology, San José, Costa Rica, 8-13 August 2010
The four-yearly International Congress of Dipterology (ICD) is the major event for dipterists from all over the world. This year's congress, held in San José, Costa Rica, was attended by 219 delegates from 35 countries. Given the geographical location, it is not surprising that the congress....
Mostovski, M.B., Book review. \'ARTHROPOD FAUNA OF THE UAE. Volume 2.\' Editor Antonius van Harten
This book presents the third volume of the ambitious series, which has been successfully initiated a while ago to cover the arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates. It also serves as a very appropriate gift to the natural science community, which celebrates the International Year of....