Craspedophorus brevicollis,

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: 43

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scientific name

Craspedophorus brevicollis
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Key to species of Craspedophorus brevicollis  group

1) Body wider, elytra ovoid. Pronotum strongly transverse (length/width ratio <1.7), base with a long, shallow incisure near each margin, pedunculation distinct ( Plate 15View PLATE 15, Figs 119–124). Each elytron with two yellow-red maculae at most, humeral and preapical............................................................................................2

- Body more parallel-sided. Pronotum less transverse (length/width ratio> 1.7), base without any distinct marginal incisure and without pedunculation. Each elytron with three maculae, one covering humerus, the second (posthumeral) distantly located in front of the elytral midlength, and the third is the preapical. ( Plate 15View PLATE 15, Figs 125–128). East and South Africa............................................................................................... C. abnormis Bates, 1886   

2 Pronotum more convex anteriorly, anterior angles not protruded anteriorly. Elytra with yellow maculae large, wide, not fragmentated, humeral one reaching from II to IX interval, preapical one reaching from II (III) to VIII interval. Apterous, larger species, 17–21 mm. West Africa: Senegal to Benin.................................... C. brevicollis ( Dejean, 1831) 

- Pronotum less convex anteriorly, anterior angles weakly protruded anteriorly. Elytra with yellow maculae smaller, more transversal, fragmentated, humeral one reaching from III to VII interval, preapical one reaching from IV to VIII interval. Alate, smaller species, 18–19 mm. East Africa: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen.................. C. latifrons ( Chaudoir, 1876)