Craspedophorus tetrastigma morettoi

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: 30

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scientific name

Craspedophorus tetrastigma morettoi
status

new subspecies

17c. Craspedophorus tetrastigma morettoi  new subspecies

( Plate 3View PLATE 3, Figs 20–23, Plate 12View PLATE 12, Figs 97, 98)

Type locality “ Touba, Biemasso / Dolla [= Ivory Coast]”. 

Type material. Holotype. 1♂: “[w Africa w-] Ivory Coast / Touba. Biemasso / Dolla / IV-2002 / lgt. P. Moretto ” ( Plate 3View PLATE 3, Fig. 20, Plate 12View PLATE 12, Fig. 97, NMPC)  . Paratypes. 2♂, 1♀ same labeled as holotype ( Plate 3View PLATE 3, Fig. 21, cMH, cPS); 1♂: “ Ashanti ” ( NMPC)  ; 2♂, 1♀: “[w Africa e-] Ivory Coast / Comoé [NP], Zamou / [13-28.] XI.2014 / lgt. loc. coll.> P. Moretto ” ( Plate 3View PLATE 3, Fig. 23, Plate 12View PLATE 12, Fig. 98, cMH, cPS); 1♂: “ Koutiala / Soudan Francais [= Mali]/ P. Gavard 1933 [printed in blue on white label]// Coll. Mus  . Congo / Col. P. Basilewsky [printed in black on white label]// ap. / tetrastigma  / Chd [handwritten in black]/ P. Basilewsky det. 195[printed in black on white label]” ( Plate 3View PLATE 3, Fig. 22, MRAC)  ; 1 ♀: “ Nigeria [Kaduna State] Kafanchan / 780m. 9°4'57 N 8°37' 26E / 27.VII.2006  . Leg. Léonard” (cMH). 

Description of holotype. Length 21.4 mm, width 9.1 mm. Head, pronotum and statue the same as in C. tetrastigma tetrastigma  , the main difference is in its elytral colouration, in the shape of elytral maculae particularly, humeral macula narrowing medially, laterally widening into the shape of an equilateral triangle, or semicircular (in eastern populations) with its straight margin parallel to elytral margin (humeral macula in C. t. tetrastigma  does not narrow medially, forming almost a rectangular fascia ( Plate 3View PLATE 3, Figs 18–23). Aedeagus is very similar to that in other subspecies of C. tetrastigma  or C. strachani  ( Plate 12View PLATE 12, Figs. 91–93, 96–99).

Distribution. Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria: Kaduna State.

NMPC

National Museum Prague

MRAC

Mus�e Royal de l�Afrique Centrale