Lydomorphus

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica, 2018, Meloidae of Namibia (Coleoptera): taxonomy and faunistics with biogeographic and ecological notes, Zootaxa 4373 (1), pp. 1-141: 23-24

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4373.1.1

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scientific name

Lydomorphus
status

 

Lydomorphus  Group VI (sensu Kaszab, 1955)

Lydomorphus (Lydomorphus) chalybaeus (Erichson, 1843)  ( Fig. 1PView FIGURE 1)

Lytta chalybea Erichson, 1843 

Cantharis seminitens Marseul, 1879  Distribution. Southwestern Angola and northwestern Namibia  (new species record for this country).

Material examined. [Omusati] Ruacana: Ruacana , 17.4333°S 14.3500°E (MNB). [Kunene] Epupa : Ovamboland, Okambele, 17.6167°S 14.0500°E (CB; SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 4 km N Omahokwa , 17.7500°S 12.7500°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Kamanjab: Delhi 96, Outjo , 20.3780°S 15.7280°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Khomas] Windhoek East: Windhoek , 22.5700°S 17.0835°E (MT).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Types of this species were not examined.

Together with L. mimus  (see below), it belongs to a small group, endemic to S Angola and Namibia  (VI group as defined by Kaszab 1955a). Relationships with another Somalian species referred to this group by Kaszab, need clarification.

Lydomorphus (Lydomorphus) mimus ( Péringuey, 1909)  ( Fig. 1QView FIGURE 1)

Cantharis mima Péringuey, 1909 

Distribution. Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Epupa: Kaokoveld, Ombuku, 16.9833°S 13.3667°E (MNB); Hippo Pool on Kunene River 20 km W of RuacanaGoogleMaps  , 17.4092°S 14.2185°E (CB). Opuwo: Opuwo town GoogleMaps  , 18.0500°S 13.8333°E (CB); 16 km S Opuwo GoogleMaps  , 18.1500°S 13.8333°E (MNB); Opuwo, on D3710, 18.2011°S 13.8994°E (CB); 6 km NE Orumana GoogleMaps  , 18.2167°S 13.9500°E (SMWN). Sesfontein: Hobatere Lodge, 19.3317°S 14.3700°E (MNB). Outjo: C63, Outjo-Kalkfeld 22 km S of OutjoGoogleMaps  , 20.3240°S 16.1403°E (CB). Kamanjab: Delhi 96, Outjo, 20.3780°S 15.7280°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Omusati] Ruacana: Ruacana, 17.4333°S 14.3500°E (CB); Outside Ruacana Town GoogleMaps  , 17.4500°S 14.3667°E (SMWN). Okahao: Kamanjab-Ruacana 25 km NW of Kamanjab on C35, 18.4775°S 14.6977°E (CB). [Oshikoto] Guinas: Tsumeb, Onguma 314, 18.7333°S 17.0500°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Oshana] Uuvudhiya: W of Wolfsnes, Etosha Nat. Park, 19.0500°S 15.8667°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Ongava Lodge, Row III, Etosha Nat. Park, 19.3324°S 15.8725°E (SMWN). [Otjozondjupa] Otjiwarongo: 2 km N Kalkfeld (road C33), 20.8333°S 16.2000°E (CB). Omatako GoogleMaps  : 100 km N Okahandja , 21.0920°S 16.8280°E (CP). Okahandja: Ovita, 21.5228°S 16.2539°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Erongo] Omaruru: C33, 6 km S Omaruru, 21.4824°S 15.9508°E (CB). [Hardap] Mariental Urban GoogleMaps  : 11 km W Mariental (road C19), 24.6167°S 17.8500°E (CB). Gibeon: Gibeon Siding, 25.1667°S 17.8333°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  .

Other records: Damaraland ( Kaszab, 1955a); Northern Damaraland ( Péringuey 1909, type locality; Selander 1988a); Namaqualand ( Kaszab 1955a; Selander 1988a); Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); SW Afrika (MNB); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at SAMC.

SMWN

State Museum

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Loc

Lydomorphus

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica 2018
2018
Loc

Lydomorphus (Lydomorphus) mimus ( Péringuey, 1909 )

Peringuey 1909
1909
Loc

Cantharis mima Péringuey, 1909

Peringuey 1909
1909
Loc

Cantharis seminitens

Marseul 1879
1879