Dendrocellus australis Péringuey

Liang, Hongbin & Kavanaugh, David H., 2007, Review of the Genus Dendrocellus Schmidt-Göbel (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Dryptini), with Descriptions of Seven New Species, The Coleopterists Bulletin (Oxford, England) 61 (1), pp. 1-39 : 1-39

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Dendrocellus australis Péringuey
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Dendrocellus australis Péringuey

( Figs. 1 View Figs , 25 View Figs , 39 View Figs , 65 View Figs , 107–108 View Figs )

Dendrocellus australis Péringuey 1896: 160 ( South Africa, Mozambique)

Desera australis Péringuey, Liebke 1928: 97 ; Basilewsky 1960: 180; Lorenz 1998: 477

Specimens examined. Total 23 specimens: Angola: 1 female (CAS), ‘‘L’alange, Angola, IX-11-49, Malkin’’. Cameroon: 1 male (CAS), ‘‘Br. Cameroon, Upper farm, Buea, V. 9-20.49, B. Malkin’’/‘‘Elevation 4,500 ft’’/‘‘ Drypta sp.6 , det. D.H. Kavanaugh 1991’’; 1 female (CMNH) ‘‘Efullen, Kameron, H. L. Weber’’/ March 1922 ’’/Carn. Mus. Acc. 7,363’’/‘‘ Desera australis (Per.) , det. R. Davidson’’. Congo: 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Fort-Crampel, Congo-Français’’/‘‘R. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I.G. 12.595’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1948’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belg, Sandoa, X-1931 ’’/‘‘R. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I.G. 12.773’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1948’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘Congo-belge: Kwango, Ngowa 5- XI-1937, R. P. J. Mertens’’/‘‘R. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I.G. 11.520’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1948’’; 2 females (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo belge, Kivu: Masisi’’/‘‘R. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I.G. 12.595’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1948’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. U. Gorges de la Pelenge (1,150 m), 21–23 VI 1947, Mis. G. F. de Witte: 529a’’/‘‘ Dendrocellus australis Péringuey, P. Basilewsky det. 1952’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. U. Gorges de la Pelenge (1,150 m), 20-21-VI-1947, Mis. G. F. de Witte: 528a’’, 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. U., R. Lusinra (1,760 m), 16.17- VII-1947, Mis. G. F. de Witte: 580a’’/‘‘ Dendrocellus australis Péringuey, P. Basilewsky det. 1952’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. U., R. Lusinra (1,760 m), 16.17- VII-1947, Mis. G. F. de Witt: 603a’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. U. riv. Kambi-afflt. Kafwi, versant S. E. 25-27-VI-1945, G. F. de Witte. 164–165’’/‘‘ Dendrocellus australis Péringuey, P. Basilewsky det. 1952’’; 2 males (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belg P. N. G. Miss H. de Saeger, II/gb/6, 16-5-1951, Réc. J. Verschuren 1,790’’/‘‘ Desera 14 australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1959’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belg P. N. G. Miss H. de Saeger, II/gd/8, 10-V-1951, Réc. H. de Saeger, 1,696’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, Ppk. 10/d/10, 5-III-52, H. de Saeger, 3,167’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1959’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, I/a/1, 5-VI-1950, réc. H. de Saeger, 577’’/ ‘‘ Desera australis Pér. P. Basilewsky det. 1959’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, II/fd/18, 30-V-1952, H. de Saeger, 3,548’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1959’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, II/gd/4, 8-XI-1951, réc. H. de Saeger, 2,739’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, II/fd/17, 14-XII-1951, réc. H. de Saeger, 2,910’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, Inimvua, 20-V- 1952, H. de Saeger, 3,488’’/‘‘P. Basilewsky det. 1959, Desera australis Pér. ’’. Kenya: 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Kenya-Nairobi, Ngang Forest, Alt. 1,900 m’’/‘‘R. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I.G. 12.595’’/‘‘ Desera australis Pér., P. Basilewsky det. 1947’’.

Description. Because the original description ( Péringuey 1896: 160–161) is quite detailed, we simply add the following: length 10.8–14.0 mm, width 3.0– 4.2 mm. Apical third of Ant 1 and basal two-thirds of Ant 3 black or dark brown; femora reddish brown with apical third or half black; tibiae nearly black. Head wider than pronotum ( Fig. 1 View Figs ), HW/PW 5 1.19 (1.11–1.30); Ant 1/Ant 3 5 3.40 (3.20–3.57); labrum with medial lobe slightly protruded anteriorly ( Fig. 25 View Figs ); genae long, slightly tumid; eyes large, about 1.8 times as long as genae. Pronotum widest slightly before middle, PL/PW 5 1.56 (1.45–1.62). Elytra with lateral margins nearly parallel; outer angles slightly dentate, not sharply pointed at apex ( Fig. 39 View Figs ), EW/PW 5 2.27 (2.09–2.56), EL/EW 5 1.89 (1.81–2.04). Protarsomere 3 strongly asymmetrical in male; tarsal claws with 5–6 pectinations on inner side, length of the longest pectination subequal to width of claw base ( Fig. 65 View Figs ). Aedeagus stout ( Fig. 108 View Figs ), with apical lamella narrow, thickened and rounded at apex ( Fig. 107 View Figs ).

Distribution. Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia.

Remarks. We did not check the type. Our description is based on specimens determined by Basilewsky. Members of this species are readily distinguished from those of other members of the genus by their red pronota and long tarsal claw pectinations.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Dendrocellus

Loc

Dendrocellus australis Péringuey

Liang, Hongbin & Kavanaugh, David H. 2007
2007
Loc

Desera australis Péringuey, Liebke 1928: 97

Basilewsky 1960: 180
Liebke 1928: 97
1928
Loc

Dendrocellus australis Péringuey 1896: 160

Peringuey 1896: 160
1896