genus: LEUCOCELIS Kraatz 1880
species: abessinica Moser 1913
subspecies: borana Müller 1939
wild habitat:thorny Acacia shrubs, found cohabiting with Homothyrea sp. and other Leucocelis sp.
origin: Ethiopia, near Finchawa, 5/2008 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 11-14 mm
breeding difficulty: difficult, pupal stage is the main breeding problem

species: adspersa (Fabricius, 1801)
wild habitat: typical flower beetle feeding on pollen
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 10-11 mm
breeding difficulty: species does not show any tendency to dormancy in any phase of development and thus is and easy species to reproduce in captivity. Life cycle usually takes 2–3 months. Larvae prosper in rather dry substrate containing 30% silty and sandy soil and 70% rotten wood and leaf litter.

species: discicollis Reiche 1849
wild habitat: Acacia thorny shrubs, adults feed on blossoms, larvae were found in rotten wood
origin: Ethiopia, near Bedele, 4/2002 leg. Malec Petr, det. Legrand Jean-Philippe
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: easy to medium, pupal stage usually takes longer time approx. 4 months

species: sp.
origin: Zambia, near Solwezi, 2/2005 leg. Malec Petr, det. Legrand Jean-Philippe
wild imago size: 10-11 mm
breeding difficulty: unknown, only few specimens were found

species: haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius, 1775)
wild habitat: all habitats, typical flower feeder that has been observed on a large variety of plants, often in large aggregations
origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape
wild imago size: 11-12 mm
breeding difficulty: Somewhat more difficult to breed than Leucocelis adspersa (Fabricius,1775). Oviposition of captive bred generations is often very weak or unachieved. Populations with black pronotum seem to be stable in breeding.

species: hildebrandti Kraatz 1880
wild habitat: all primary habitats of eastern Africa, particularly Tanzania
origin: Tanzania, Undzungwa Mt., I/2011 leg. Malec Petr
wild imago size: 10-11 mm
breeding difficulty: breeding in progress

species: kristenseni Moser 1911
wild habitat: Acacia thorny shrubs, found on locality cohabiting with L. discicollis
origin: Ethiopia, near Bedele, 4/2002 leg. Malec Petr, det. Legrand Jean-Philippe
wild imago size: 14-15 mm
breeding difficulty: medium to difficult, low or none oviposition is characteristic for this species

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