Craspedophorus congoanus Kolbe, 1889,

Häckel, Martin, 2017, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 3. Revision of the Craspedophorus strachani and C. brevicollis groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4330 (1), pp. 1-67: 7-8

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Craspedophorus congoanus Kolbe, 1889
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2. Craspedophorus congoanus Kolbe, 1889 

( Plate 6View PLATE 6, Figs 49–51, Plate 13View PLATE 13, Fig. 109)

Craspedophorus congoanus Kolbe, 1889: 116  (type locality “Kwako bis Kimpoko [=Bandundu Province, Democratic Repubic of the Congo]”). Burgeon 1930b: 160 (ex parte), 1935b: 180 (ex parte), Basilewsky, 1960a: 84, Lorenz 2005: 320, Häckel and Farkač 2012: 80.

Compared material. 1♀: “Comp. typ. / Basilewsky [printed in black on red circumscribed label]// Musée du Congo / Equateur  : Flandria [printed in black]/ 23–III –1932 [handwritten in black]/ R. P. Hulstaert [printed in black]/ 224[handwritten in black on leftside on white label]// Mus  . Berlin / IX. 1954 [handwritten in black on red label]// Cr. congoanus Klbe  [handwritten in black]/ P. Basilewsky det., 19[printed in black]54 [handwritten in black on white label]” ( Plate 6View PLATE 6, Fig. 49, MRAC)  .

Additional material examined. DR Congo: Équateur. 1♂: “ Eala Bokatola-Bikoro ” ( Plate 6View PLATE 6, Fig. 50, Plate 13View PLATE 13, Fig. 109)  ; 1♂: “ Flandria ”  ; 1♂, 1♀: “ Lukolela ” ( MRAC)  ; 1♀: “ Congo Katanga [probably missplaced, correctly Équateur Province] Lukolela ” (cDM)  ; 1♀: “ Tshuapa: Etata ”  ; 1♀: “ Tshuapa: Ikela ”  ; 1♀: “ Tshuapa: Mabali , terr. Bikoro, Lactumba” ( MRAC)  . Kasaï-Occidental. 1♂, 1♀: “ Terr. Dekese ”  ; 1♂, 1♀: “ Luebo ”  . Kasaï-Oriental (Sankuru). 1♀: “ Sankuru: Djeka ”  ; 1♂: “ Kasai: Djeka ”  ; 1♀: “ Kasai: Kondue ”  ; 1♀: “ Sankuru: Kondue ”  . Maniéma. 1♂: “ Kindu ”  . Orientale (Tshopo). 1♀: “ Stan [leyville].: Litoko ( Elengalale )” ( Plate 6View PLATE 6, Fig. 51, MRAC). 

Note. This species is based on specimens labeled “Kwako bis Kimpoko”. Recently this route is located in Kwango District, Bandundu province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Description (in part, see Kolbe 1889: 116). “Length 21 mm. A large, gracile species, differing strongly from previous form [ C. buettneri  ], mainly by smooth dorsum, most similar to C. grossus ( Hope, 1842)  , but with mostly all parts more elongated. Head short, pronotum cordiform, with margins posteriorly strongly narrowing, excavated in front of posterior angles, dorsum weakly rugate, irregularly and indistinctly punctured. Elytra almost parallel-sided, relatively narrow, striae smooth and deeply impressed, very finely and rarely punctured; intervals convex, glossily, very finely and sparsely punctured. Humeral macula red, large, more narrowing medial than lateral, reaching from VI to VIII interval, furthermore with small macular spot on V interval; preapical macula reduced to one spot on VII interval, which smaller, more elongated, ovoid. Metepisterna short, wider than long. Ventral sternites anteriorly, in the middle, crenulated. Kwako bis Kimpoko” [from German]. I have not seen the type, my conclusions are based on the Basilewsky’s compared type in his collection in MRAC ( Plate 6View PLATE 6, Fig. 49). Aedeagus of the DR Congo male, collected in Équateur Province, ( Plate 13View PLATE 13, Fig.109), is very similar to those of C. ruficroides  n. sp. and C. phenax Basilewsky, 1987  ( Plate 13View PLATE 13, Figs 106–108).

Distribution. Democratic Congo: Bandundu, Équateur, Kasaï-Occidental, Kasaï-Oriental, Maniema, Orientale Provinces.

MRAC

Mus�e Royal de l�Afrique Centrale

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Craspedophorus

Loc

Craspedophorus congoanus Kolbe, 1889

Häckel, Martin 2017
2017
Loc

Craspedophorus congoanus

Hackel 2012: 80
Lorenz 2005: 320
Basilewsky 1960: 84
Burgeon 1930: 160
Kolbe 1889: 116
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