Ceroctis aurantiaca

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: 49-50

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

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scientific name

Ceroctis aurantiaca
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Ceroctis aurantiaca  species group

Two Namibian species, namely C. bohemani (Fähraeus, 1870)  and C. ovamboana Kaszab, 1981  , belong to this group, easily distinguishable by the extended black elytral ground colouration with dense silver setae and a series of large yellow spots sometimes confluent. This group, partially studied by Pardo Alcaide (1958b), includes also the following three eastern African species: C. aurantiaca (Fairmaire, 1885)  ; C. paolii (Pardo Alcaide, 1958)  ; C. rufimembris (Thomas, 1897)  . This lineage represents another example of the disjunct eastern/southern African distribution model, previously described (see Lydomorphus bifoveiceps  ).

Ceroctis bohemanii (Fåhraeus, 1870)  ( Fig. 3CView FIGURE 3)

Mylabris bohemanii Fåhraeus, 1870 

Mylabris (Ceroctis) bohemani, Marseul 1872  Distribution. Angola, northern and central Namibia  , northern South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Material examined and literature records. [Kavango] Ndiyona: Kaudom-Cwiba Juction, Kaukom Game Reserve, 18.4667°S 20.8167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Oshikoto] Guinas: Oshivelo, Etosha N.P., 18.6167°S 17.1667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Otjozondjupa] Otavi: Algamas 471, 19.4667°S 17.2833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Otjiwarongo: 20 km S Otjiwarongo , 20.6365°S 16.6414°E ( RMCAAbout RMCA)GoogleMaps  ; Otjiku, 20.2667°S 16.8167°E (SMWN). Omatako: Waterberg Plateau Park, 20.3167°S 17.3167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Waterberg N.P., 20.4167°S 17.2500°E (CB); Waterberg Plateau Park, 20.4167°S 17.3333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Waterberg Plateau Park, 20.4833°S 17.2500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Hamakari 285, 20.5833°S 17.3333°E (SMWN); Okosomingo 149, 20.6167°S 17.1333°E (SMWN); Kalidona, 21.2833°S 18.0667°E (SMWN). Okakarara: Hereroland West, 20.5500°S 17.4667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Okahandja: Okahandja, 21.9833°S 16.9167°E (SMWN). [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: Excelsior 286, 22.4500°S 17.6333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Richthofen 126. 22.5667°S 17.7500°E (SMWN); Doabib Ost 57, Rehoboth, 23.2059°S 17.6535°E (SMWN).

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

Remarks. Types of this species were not examined but specimens compared with them were studied at HMNHAbout HMNH.

Ceroctis ovamboana Kaszab, 1981 

Distribution. Southern Angola and northern Namibia  (new species record for Namibia  ).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Epupa: Ondorusu Falls , 17.4000°S 13.9167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN).GoogleMaps 

[Omusati] Ruacana: Ruacana Falls, 17.4333°S 14.35°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN; Kaszab 1981, Holotype. Actually this locality refers to the Angolan side of the River Kunene, on the boundary with Namibia  ).

Other records: Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)  .

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at SMWNAbout SMWN.

The Namibian record represents the second known locality of this species.

SMWN

State Museum

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

HMNH

Hayashibara Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Ceroctis

Loc

Ceroctis aurantiaca

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

2018
Loc

Ceroctis ovamboana

Kaszab 1981

1981
Loc

Mylabris (Ceroctis) bohemani

Marseul 1872

1872