Epicauta Dejean, 1834

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: 36-37

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

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Epicauta Dejean, 1834
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Genus Epicauta Dejean, 1834 

The Afrotropical species of this genus, all belonging to the nominate subgenus, were taxonomically revised by Kaszab (1953c), who divided them in phenetic groups of species that we prefer do not consider here, being the phylogenetics of this genus totally unclarified.

Epicauta (Epicauta) designata ( Péringuey, 1892)  ( Fig. 2NView FIGURE 2)

Cantharis designata Péringuey, 1892 

Distribution. Angola, Mozambique, northern Namibia  , and northern South Africa.

Material examined and literature records. [Caprivi] Katima Mulilo Urban: Katima Mulilo, 17.5000°S 24.2667°E (CB). [Omusati] Anamulenge: (Uutapi) 100 km ESE Ruacana (road C46), 17.5333°S 15.1167°E (CB). Ogongo: C46, Ruacana-Oshakati 5 km E of Ombalantu (=Uutapi), 17.5405°S 15.0403°E (CB). [Oshikoto] Oniipa: (Tsumeb) B1, 20 km SE Ondangwa, 17.9833°S 16.1333°E (CB). [Otjozondjupa] Okahandja: Okahandja, 21.9833°S 16.9167°E (ab. breyeri: Kaszab, 1953c).

Other records: Damaraland ( Kaszab 1956) (ab. breyeri: Kaszab 1956); Ovampoland ( Péringuey 1909); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at SAMCAbout SAMC.

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

Epicauta (Epicauta) ovampoa ( Péringuey, 1899)  ( Fig. 2OView FIGURE 2)

Lytta ovampoa Péringuey, 1899  Lytta damarina Péringuey, 1904 

Distribution. Northern Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Oshikoto] Guinas: Brakpan, Outjo, 18.7833°S 17.8167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Kunene] Opuwo: C 35, 110 km NW Kamanjabroad , 18.9167°S 14.3833°E (CB). [Otjozondjupa] Grootfontein: Grootfontein, 19.5333°S 18.10°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Grootfontein, 19.5667°S 18.1167°E (SMWN). Otavi: Askavold 316. Kombat, 19.7052°S 17.5923°E (SMWN). Otjiwarongo: D2430, 25 km N Otjiwarongo, 20.2667°S 16.6167°E (CB). Omatako: Okosongomingo 148, 20.6167°S 17.1333°E (SMWN). [Okahandja] Ovita: 21.5228°S 16.2539°E (SMWN).

Other records: Northern Damaraland ( Péringuey 1904, 1909); Ovampoland ( Péringuey 1899, type locality, 1909); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at SAMCAbout SAMC.

As the previous one, also this species belongs to the group “III. oculata  ”, as defined by Kaszab (1953c).

Epicauta (Epicauta) rufifrons (Fåhraeus, 1870)  ( Fig. 2PView FIGURE 2)

Lytta rufifrons Fähraeus, 1870 

Distribution. Northeastern Namibia  (new species for this country), northeastern South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Material examined. [Kavango] Ndiyona: Kaudom-Camp, 18.5167°S 20.7167°E (CB; MNB). Remarks. Types of this species were not examined but specimens compared with them were studied at HMNHAbout HMNH.

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

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

SMWN

State Museum

HMNH

Hayashibara Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Loc

Epicauta Dejean, 1834

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

2018
Loc

Lytta damarina Péringuey, 1904

Peringuey 1904

1904
Loc

Epicauta (Epicauta) ovampoa ( Péringuey, 1899 )

Peringuey 1899

1899
Loc

Lytta ovampoa Péringuey, 1899

Peringuey 1899

1899
Loc

Epicauta (Epicauta) designata ( Péringuey, 1892 )

Peringuey 1892

1892
Loc

Cantharis designata Péringuey, 1892

Peringuey 1892

1892