Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1796)

Schawaller, Wolfgang & Grimm, Roland, 2014, The genus Alphitobius Stephens (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Alphitobiini) in Africa and adjacent islands, ZooKeys 415, pp. 169-190: 173-174

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.415.6676

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scientific name

Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1796)
status

 

Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1796)  Figs 15, 22

Tenebrio diaperinus  Panzer, 1796

Tenebrio ovatus  Herbst, 1799, syn.

Uloma opatroides  Brullé, 1838, syn.

Cryptops ulomoides  Solier, 1851, syn. n. (not homonym Alphitobius ulomoides  Koch, 1953, arnoldi nom. n.)

Crypticus longipennis  Walker, 1858, syn.

Phaleria rufipes  Walker, 1858, syn.

Proselytus caffer  Fåhraeus, 1870, syn.

Type specimens examined.

Chile (labelled as Chili), Valparaiso, Gay 15-43, 1 syntype of Cryptops ulomoides  Solier, 1851, MNHN, designated herewith as lectotype.

New material.

Somalia, Genale, 1935, leg. R. Ciferri, 3 ex. TMSA. - Sudan, Mt. Sangha, no further data, leg. Škulina, 1 ex. NMP. - Sudan, Wad Medani, 21.XII.1952, leg. W. Büttiker, 1 ex. TMSA. - Ghana, Ashanti Region, Kumasi, Nhiasu, 16.V.1987, leg. S. Endrödy-Younga, 1 ex. TMSA. - Nigeria, Ile-Ife, 7.VII.1988, leg. F.-T. Krell, 10 ex. SMNS. - Liberia, Bong Town, 23.III.1988, leg. F.-T. Krell, 3 ex. SMNS. - Ivory Coast, Adiopodoumé, 11.V.1988, leg. F.-T. Krell, 8 ex. SMNS. - Cameroon, Buea, 11.II.1980, leg. H. Schmalfuss & M. Schlegel, 6 ex. SMNS. - Guinea, Kouroussa, 16.XI.1995, leg. U. Lange, 1 ex. SMNS. - Congo, Tshuapa, Flandria, 1946/1947, leg. P. Hulstaert, 3 ex. TMSA. - Uganda, Kampala, V.1927, leg. H. Hargreaves, 1 ex. TMSA (det. Bryant). - Kenya, no further data, leg. Škulina, 1 ex. NMP. - Kenya, Voi (Tsavo), 8.-10.XI.1996, leg. M. Snížek, 1 ex. CRG. - Zambia, 30 km NE Livingstone, 1.XI.2002, leg. F. Wachtel,1 ex. CRG. - Zambia, 30 km NW Sesheke, 13.I.2010, leg. P. Schüle, 1 ex. SMNS. - Zambia, Western Prov., 7.6 km S Ushaa, 1050 m, 2.XII.2010, leg. F. Génier, 1 ex. CNC. - Angola, Cunene Prov., 10 km N Humbe, 3.XI.2011, leg. P. Schüle, 1 ex. SMNS. - Angola, Oshikoto Prov., 9 km S Ondangwa Nakambale Museum, 25.XI.2012, leg. P. Schüle, 1 ex. SMNS. - Namibia, Abachaus, XII.1949, leg. G. Hobohm, 1 ex. TMSA. - Namibia, Kaokoveld, 13 km W Ehombe Mt., 11.II.1975, leg. S. Endrödy-Younga & Schulze, 1 ex. TMSA. - Namibia, Etosha NP, Halali, 16.-17.XII.1993, leg. M. Uhlig, 1 ex. MNB. - NW Namibia, Epupa Falls, 660 m, 11.-12,.IV.2005, leg. W. Schawaller, 1 ex. SMNS. - S Namibia, Naukluft Park East, 1500 m, 7.-10.II.2010, leg. W. Schawaller, 1 ex. SMNS. - Botswana, Okavango, Maxwee Lagoon, VIII.1976, leg. Russel-Smith, 1 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, Northern Cape, Pofadder, 760 m, 4.X.1990, leg. W. Wittmer, 1 ex. NHMB. - South Africa, Limpopo, Krüger NP, 18.VI.1990, leg. L. Braack, 3 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, Limpopo, Amatola Farm NE Vivo, 1000 m, 15.-17.XII.2003, leg. W. Schawaller, 4 ex. SMNS. - South Africa, Gauteng, Pretoria Distr, Roodeplat, 8.-10.X.1960, leg. Neubecker, 1 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, Gauteng, Ezemvelo NR, 26.I.2004, leg. TMSA staff, 3 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Hluhluwe, 29.XI.1992, leg. S. Endrödy-Younga, 1 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, KwaZuluNatal, Ndumo, 21.XI.2002, leg. J. Harrison & R. Müller, 1 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Kosi Bay NR, 11.-17.XI.2002, leg. W. Schawaller, 1 ex. SMNS. - South Africa, Free State, Farm Abel 52, 4 km E Parys, 12.-13.I.1992, leg. M. Krüger, 6 ex. TMSA. - South Africa, Northern Cape, 70 km S Olifantshoek, Witsand NR, 1200 m, 4.-7.II.2012, leg. W. Schawaller, 2 ex. SMNS. - Madagascar, Kirindy Forest, 21.XI.1998, leg. R. Müller, 2 ex. TMSA. - Madagascar, Tsaratanana, Antsirasira, Morwato West, 26.XI.-3.XII.2001, leg. V. Dolin, 1 ex. SMNS. - Rodrigues Island, Anse aux Anglais, Port Mathurin, 22.IX.1995, leg. R. Fricke, 4 ex. SMNS.

Type locality.

“Germanica” (diaperinus); “Valparaiso” (ulomoides).

Synonymy.

Examination of the syntype of Cryptops ulomoides  Solier, 1851, shows a complete correspondence with Alphitobius diaperinus  . The genus Cryptops  was considered as synonym of Alphitobius  since a long time (for example in the world catalogue of Gebien 1940), but the species ulomoides Solier, 1851 was not formally synonymised with diaperinus Panzer, 1796, so far. In consequence, Alphitobius ulomoides  Koch, 1953 is a homonym and needs a new name, arnoldi nom. n. (see above).

Distribution.

Cosmopolitan.