genus: ANELAPHINIS Kolbe 1912
species: simillima (Ancey, 1883)
remark: for correct determination of my populations also sp. sternalis Moser and vermiculata Fairmaire must be seen
wild habitat: endemic for Ethiopian highland rain forest
origin: Ethiopia, Mizan Teferi, 4/2002, ex larvae, leg. Petr Malec
origin2: Ethiopia, Kibre Mengist, 5/2008, leg. Petr Malec
wild imago size: 12-16 mm
breeding difficulty: very easy, with new population there is sometimes trouble with cocoon building, when they start to pupate - soil(sand) or coarse wooden flakes must be added

genus: APHELINIS Antoine 1987
species: collarti (Bourgoin, 1932)
wild habitat: species of equatorial tropical rainforest
origin: Uganda, Bwindi near Ruhija, 11/2006, ex larvae, leg. Petr Malec
wild imago size: 12-14 mm
breeding difficulty: medium to difficult, Ive bred them only for one generation, high larval decease and pupal problems are common

genus: ATRICHELAPHINIS Kraatz 1898
species: tigrina (Olivier, 1789)
wild habitat: Widely distributed species mainly in the eastern part of South Africa
origin: South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 12-15 mm
breeding difficulty: Medium. Species relatively easy to breed and reproduce in captivity. Lifecycle in first generation took four months with no tendency to hibernate at any developmental stages.

genus: ELAPHINIS Burmeister, 1842
species: irrorata (Fabricius, 1798)
wild habitat: Common flower feeder, variable in colour pattern.
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 11-13 mm
breeding difficulty: Medium. Larvae are easy to breed on any organic matter containing rotten wood. Up to 30% of sand is advisable to add to the substrate before pupation to help larvae create strong cells. Kept all under the same conditions - few specimens hatched after two months of pupation, the rest stayed in diapausis inside cocoons as prepupae for another 3-4 months.

genus: PARELAPHINIS Holm and Marais, 1989
species: moesta (Gory et Percheron, 1833)
wild habitat: Rather rare species. Species is often found in dunghills of Hyrax.
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 12-14 mm
breeding difficulty: Unknown.

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