Dendrocellus viridipennis (Hope) Liang & Kavanaugh, 2007

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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https://doi.org/ 10.1649/934.1

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scientific name

Dendrocellus viridipennis (Hope)
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new combination

Dendrocellus viridipennis (Hope) , new combination

( Figs. 24 View Figs , 51, 54 View Figs , 103–104 View Figs )

Desera viridipennis Hope 1842: 91 ( Sierra Leone)

Drypta bocandei LaFerté-Senectère 1849: 348 ( Senegal), Liebke 1928: 98 Dendrocellus bocandei LaFerté-Senectère, Chaudoir 1850: 35

Desera pectoralis Murray 1857: 157 ( Angola), Basilewsky 1960: 179

Specimens examined. Total 32 specimens: Cameroon: 1 male (CMNH), ‘‘Efullen, Kameron, H. L. Weber, M. C. Acc. 4,265’’/‘‘ April 2, 1909 ’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 1 female (CMNH), ‘‘Efullen, Kameron, H. L. Weber, M. C. Acc. 4,265’’/‘‘ April 18, 1910 ’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 1 male (CAS), ‘‘Joko, Kameron’’/‘‘From O. Bryant Coll.’’/‘‘ Desera sp. 3 , det. D. H. Kavanaugh, 1991’’; 1 male and 4 females (CMNH), ‘‘Lolodorf, Kamerun, J. A. Reis, Acc. 5,628’’/‘‘ May 12 1914 ’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 1 male (CMNH), ‘‘Lolodorf, Kamerun’’/‘‘ Sept. 1913 ’’/‘‘Good Coll., acc. 5,263’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 3 males (CMNH), ‘‘Lolodorf, Kamerun’’/‘‘ June 2, 1914 ’’/‘‘Good Coll., acc. 5,263’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 1 male (CMNH), ‘‘Lolodorf, Kamerun’’/‘‘ June 6, 1914 ’’/‘‘Good Coll., acc. 5,263’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 1 female (CMNH), ‘‘Lolodorf, Kamerun’’/‘‘ June 1914 ’’/‘‘Good Coll., acc. 5,263’’/ ‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’. Congo: 2 females (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger II/fd/17, 9-VI-1951, rec. H. de Saeger 1888’’/ ‘‘P. Basilewsky det. 1959, Desera viridipennis Hope’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘Belg. Kongostaat, Coll. Plason’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Congo belge’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger II/hd/8, 30-V-1951, Réc. H. de Saeger 1826’’/‘‘P. Basilewsky det. 1959, Desera viridipennis Hope’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger II/gd/14, 6-VI-1951, Réc. H. de Saeger 1876’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, r. Buluka (Soudan), 21-V-1952, J. Verschuren, 3,540’’/‘‘P. Basilewsky det. 1959, Desera viridipennis Hope’’; 2 females (ISNB), ‘‘ Congo Belge, P. N. G. Miss. H. de Saeger, II/hc/8, 5-VI-1951, Rec. H. de Saeger, 1869’’/‘‘P. Basilewsky det. 1959, Desera viridipennis Hope’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘Congo- belge: Kwango, Ngowa-XI-1937, R. P. J. Mertens’’, R. Mus. Hist. Nat. Belg. I. G. 11.648’’/‘‘ Desera bocandei Laf. P. Basilewsky det. 1948’’. Gabon: 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Gabon’’/‘‘Soc. Ent. Belg. Coll. Putzeys’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Gabon’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘Gabon’’/‘‘Coll. Ogier de Baulny’’/‘‘6,179’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. B. B. Gabon’’; 1 male (CMNH), ‘‘Kangve, Ogove R., A. C. Good’’/Holland Collection’’/‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’; 1 female (CMNH), ‘‘Ogove R., A. C. Good’’/Holland Collection’’/ ‘‘ D. viridipennis Hope , det. R. Davidson’’. Gambia: 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘Gambie’’/ ‘‘Gambie’’/‘‘coll. Bates’’/‘‘ Bocandei Laf. ’’/‘‘ Desera Bocandei Laf. L. Burgeon 1935 ’’/‘‘Coll R. I. Sc. N. B. Gambie’’; 1 female (ISNB), ‘‘Gambie’’/‘‘Gambie’’/ ‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Gambie’’. Senegal: 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Gallon’’/‘‘Gallon’’/ ‘‘Collect Bates’’/‘‘Collection E. Rousseau’’/‘‘ Bocandei Laf. Sénégal’’; 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Sénégal’’/‘‘ Drypta cyanea Cast. ’’/‘‘Collection P. Dupuis’’/‘‘ Dryta cyanea Cast. det. P. Dupuis, 1913’’/‘‘ Desera Bocandei Laf. ’’/‘‘ Desera Bocandei Laf. L. Burgeon’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Sénégal’’. Tanzania: 1 male (ISNB), ‘‘Tanganika D. O. A.’’/‘‘Collection P. Dupuis’’/‘‘Coll. R. I. Sc. N. B. Congo belge’’.

Description. Length 11.6–12.8 mm, width 3.4–3.8 mm. Black with green and blue luster; apical third of Ant 1 black, basal two-thirds red or brown; femora brown with apical fifth or sixth black; tibiae brown; scutellum, and meso- and metasternum brown, prosternum and metepisterna also brown in some specimens. Head wider than pronotum, HW/PW 5 1.19 (1.15–1.23); Ant 1/Ant3 5 3.94 (3.69– 4.08); medial lobe of labrum slightly protruded anteriorly; genae very long, slightly tumid; eyes large, about 2.3 times as long as genae. Pronotum narrow, widest slightly before the middle; PL/PW 5 1.52 (1.47–1.55); lateral margins slightly widened from apical angles to widest point, gently narrowed behind, then slightly sinuate to basal angles; basal angles obtuse, pointed laterally; lateral furrow indistinct; basal foveae shallow; middle line fine. Elytra with lateral margins slightly widened to apical fourth, then narrowed to apex; outer angles acute, very slightly dentate; EL/EW 5 1.85 (1.70–1.94), EW/PW 5 2.33 (2.24–2.36); intervals flat, densely punctate. Protarsomere 3 strongly asymmetrical in male ( Fig. 51 View Figs ); tarsal claws with 5–6 long pectinations, length of the longest pectination subequal to width of claw base (similar to Fig. 65 View Figs ). Aedeagus stout, with apical lamella narrow, digitiform, thickened at apex ( Figs. 103–104 View Figs ).

Distribution. Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania.

Remarks. We have not examined the types and have simply followed Basilewsky’s (1960) interpretation of the names and synonymies. All members of this species have brown meso- and metasterna and some also have the prosternum brown. In these and other features, they are very similar to another African species, D. australis ; but they differ from the latter in having blue pronota, longer ratio of Ant 1/Ant 3, and brown tibiae.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Dendrocellus

Loc

Dendrocellus viridipennis (Hope)

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

Desera pectoralis

Basilewsky 1960: 179
1960
Loc

Drypta bocandei LaFerté-Senectère 1849: 348

Liebke 1928: 98
Chaudoir 1850: 35
1928
Loc

Desera viridipennis

Hope 1842: 91
1842