Allocotocerus mixtus (Orchymont)

Table Mountain Water Scavenger Beetle (Allocotocerus mixtus)

The Table Mountain Water Scavenger Beetle was described in 1939; the species was endemic to the Table Mountain next to Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

The species has never been found since and is likely extinct now. [1]


The species is often found under the name of Allocotocerus mistus (Orchymont) containing a typo.



[1] A. G. Rebelo; P. M. Holmes; C. Dorse; J. Wood: Impacts of urbanization in a biodiversity hotspot: Conservation challenges in Metropolitan Cape Town. South African Journal of Botany 77: 20-35. 2011


edited: 16.02.2024