Epicauta (Epicauta) velata (Gerstäcker, 1854)

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: 37-38

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

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scientific name

Epicauta (Epicauta) velata (Gerstäcker, 1854)
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Epicauta (Epicauta) velata (Gerstäcker, 1854)  ( Fig. 2QView FIGURE 2)

Lytta velata Gerstäcker, 1854 

Distribution. Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, northeastern Namibia  (new species for this country), Tanzania, Somalia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Material examined. [Caprivi] Katima Mulilo Urban: Katima Mulilo, 17.5000°S 24.2667°E (CB). Kabe: Maningimanzi GoogleMaps  , 17.5333°S 24.4667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN). [Kavango] Rundu Rural GoogleMaps  : Kavango  , 12 km of Rundu, River Okavango, 17.9333°S 19.7667°E (CB); Rundu GoogleMaps  , 17.9333°S 19.7667°E (CB). Mukwe : Popa Falls on KavangoGoogleMaps  , 18.1167°S 21.5833°E (MNB); Okavango River, Popa Falls GoogleMaps  , Bagani, 18.1167°S 21.6333°E (CB); Mahango Park GoogleMaps  , 18.1500°S 21.7000°E (MNB). [Otjozondjupa] Otavi: Grootfontein: Askavolt Farm 20 km E OtaviGoogleMaps  , 19.6667°S 17.5500°E (MNB); Askavold 316. Kombat GoogleMaps  , 19.7052°S 17.5923°E (SMWN); Tsumkwe: Gautscha Pan, 19.8000°S 20.5833°E (SMWN).

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

This species belongs to the group “II. velata  ”, as defined by Kaszab (1953c).

SMWN

State Museum

HMNH

Hayashibara Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Epicauta