Iselma hobohmi

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: 9-10

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F72687E4-FF9F-FFC4-FF5F-FE1BFAB44833

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scientific name

Iselma hobohmi
status

 

Iselma hobohmi  species group

This group, as defined by Pitzalis & Bologna (2010), is endemic to western Namibia  and includes only the following four species. It is greatly distinct from the remaining South African groups of species. The primary morphological characters defining this group of small-sized species are the short antennae, which reach only the base of pronotum, the subtrapezoidal antennomeres, and the bicoloured black and orange-brown legs.

Iselma deserticola Bologna, 2001  ( Fig. 1AView FIGURE 1)

Distribution. Western Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Erongo] Arandis : 6 km N Arandis, 22.3667°S 14.9833°E (Bologna et al. 2001; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Lower Dome Gorge, 22.4667°S 15.0667°E ( Bologna et al. 2001, type locality; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Upper Ostrich Gorge , 22.4833°S 14.9833°E (Bologna et al. 2001; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Lower Ostrich Gorge , 22.5000°S 14.9667°E (Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; SMWNAbout SMWN). Other records: Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Holotype ( SMWNAbout SMWN) and 57 paratypes were examined (CB, SMWNAbout SMWN).

This species is strictly related to the central Namib Desert ecosystem.

Iselma hobohmi Kaszab, 1952  ( Fig. 1BView FIGURE 1)

Distribution. Western Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Kamanjab: Kamanjab , 19.6333°S 14.8333°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Hoas 273, 19.9200°S 14.7500°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Outjo: Abachaus, 48 km N of Otjivarongo , 19.7167°S 16.5800°E ( Kaszab 1952, loc. typ., 1953b, 1954c, 1966; Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; JP, NHP)GoogleMaps  . Khorixas : Skeleton Coast Park, Springbokwater, 20.3333°S 13.6333°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; main road Omaruru- Khorixas, near Terra Mea , 20.6950°S 14.8590°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Otjozondjupa] Omatako: Otjikango , 20.2833°S 16.8667°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; SAMCAbout SAMC)GoogleMaps  ; Waterberg, 20.5500°S 17.1833°E (Bologna et al. 2001; CP); Waterberg , 20.5653°S 17.1872°E (Bologna et al. 2001; CP). Otjiwarongo: B1, 13.6 km N OtjiwarongoGoogleMaps  , 20.3728°S 16.7393°E (Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; 2010; CB); N of Kalkveld on road to Otjivarongo, 20.8333 16.2167 [on Herbstaedia sp. ( Amaranthaceae  )] (AMG). [Erongo] Omaruru: Otjongoro 20, 20.8833°S 15.6333°E (Bologna et al. 2001; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Walvis Bay Rural: Rostock , 23.3833°S 15.7500°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: Hochland, 22.6667°S 16.6667°E (Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; MNB); Kos 28, 23.2667°S 16.1333°E (Bologna et al. 2001; SMWNAbout SMWN); Gausberg Pass, Hakosberge (CK).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Holotype and paratypes were examined ( NHP).

It is the most euriecious species of the group, related to both Nama Karoo and dry Savannah ecosystems, and largely distributed in NW Namibia  .

Iselma kamanjabi Pitzalis & Bologna, 2008 

Distribution. Western Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Kamanjab: Kamajab , 19.6166°S 14.81667°E ( Pitzalis & Bologna 2008, type locality; HNHMAbout HNHM).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Holotype female ( HNHMAbout HNHM) was examined.

It is apparently endemic to a small area in the transitional zone between Namib and Nama Karoo ecosystems in northwestern Namibia (Kamanjab)  .

Iselma penrithae Kaszab, 1981  ( Fig. 1CView FIGURE 1)

Distribution. Western Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and bibliographic data. [Kunene] Opuwo: C43, 18.6788°S 13.7135°E (Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; CB); main road Omaruru-Khorixas, near Terra Mea, 20.6950°S 14.590°E (Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; CB; SMWN doubtful record). Kamanjab: Distr. Grootfontein, Farm Klein Nosib, 19.4667°S 14.8333°E (Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; MNB). [Erongo] Karibib: Gokakoara 43, 21.9667°S 16.0167°E ( Kaszab 1981, loc. typ.; Bologna et al. 2001; SMWN); C32, 42 km S Karibib, 22.2945°S 15.8351°E ( Pitzalis & Bologna 2010; CB); Dudongua 22.3333°S 15.8333°E ( Kaszab 1981; Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; SMWN).[Hardap] Rehoboth Rural: 28.5 km S Rehoboth (Road B1), 23.5833°S 17.1500°E (Bologna et al. 2001; CB). Gibeon: Namib-Naukluft Park, Naukluft Camp Site, 24.2667°S 16.2500°E (Bologna et al. 2001; Pitzalis & Bologna 2008; PPRI).

Other records: Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Holotype ( NMNHAbout NMNH) was examined.

It is primarily related to the narrow area characterized by Nama Karoo vegetation in western Namibia  .

SMWN

State Museum

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Iselma

Loc

Iselma hobohmi

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

2018
Loc

Iselma penrithae

Kaszab 1981

1981
Loc

Iselma hobohmi

Kaszab 1952

1952