[Taxacom] Help with Hycleus oculatus please

Dilrukshan Wijesinghe dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 7 11:29:51 CDT 2017

Hycleus oculatus (Thunberg 1791) was formerly placed in Mylabris - the appearance from photos is very Mylabris like but I assume Hycleus is distinct from Mylabris. There are 17 observations of the species on iNaturalist, mostly from southern Africa - Namibia (5), Botswana (3), South Africa (8) - plus 1 from Kenya.
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Priyantha D. P. Wijesinghe
dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com

      From: Mary Barkworth <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
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Inaturalist has it as CMR Bean Beetle (Hycleus oculatus). There is a record of it from Botswana but I cannot find the author (desirable for Symbiota). Could someone tell me who it is please - using Zoological citation style please.  Is it a synonym of Hycleus ocellata (Olivier, 1791)<https://www.gbif.org/species/6955485>?  Or is that simply a fuzzy match? CoL does not include the genus even.

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