Paractenodia Péringuey, 1904

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: 93-95

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Paractenodia Péringuey, 1904
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Genus Paractenodia Péringuey, 1904 

This genus, studied by Kaszab (1969a), is under revision (Pitzalis & Bologna in preparation). According to molecular research (Bologna et al. 2005; Salvi et al. in preparation), it seems referable to the genus Hycleus  as a distinct lineage, similarly than Ceroctis (see above). The reduced number of antennomeres (7) represents a sinapomorphic condition. All five known species are distributed in Namibia  ; two ( P. namaquensis  , P. parva  ) are spread also in western South African (Northern and Western Cape), and one ( P. damarensis  ) in western Botswana (Kalahari).

Paractenodia damarensis Kaszab, 1951  ( Fig. 5SView FIGURE 5)

Distribution. Botswana and Namibia  (new species record for this country).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Khorixas: Bethanis 514, 20.4000°S 14.4000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; W Khorixas, Rooiberg 517, 20.22°S 14.58°E (CB; SAMC). [Omaheke] Kalahari: Good Hope 397, 22.1833°S 19.2833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Karas] Karasburg: Ortmansbaus 120, Warmbad, 28.3000°S 18.7000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  .

Other records: Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at NHP.

Paractenodia freyi Kaszab, 1955  ( Fig. 5TView FIGURE 5)

Distribution. Western Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: SE corner of Namib Desert Park, near Knamhoek Farm, 23.5333°S 15.9500°E (CB). [Hardap] Gibeon: 1 km from Elim Dune, SE Sesriem, 24.3333°S 15.8333°E (CB); Sesriem 137, 24.4833°S 15.8000°E (CP; SMWN); Gorraris 99, 25.3184°S 15.9089°E (SMWN); Rehoboth West: btw Rehoboth and Bullsport ( Kaszab 1955b, as ab. disconjuncta; Kaszab 1969a). [Karas] Lüderitz: Awasib, dunes E, 25.2500°S 15.7167°E (SMWN); Dunes SW of Kanaan, 25.8333°S 16.1500°E (SMWN); Gt. Namaqualand, Namtib, 70 miles NW of Aus, 25.9667°S 16.2000°E ( Kaszab 1955b, type locality also of ab. a nticeconjuncta, ab. disconjuncta, ab. longivittata, ab. maculata, ab. namtibana, ab. nigripes, ab. vittata  ); Aus Townlands 36, 26.6333°S 16.3333°E (SMWN); Grillental, Diamond Area 1, 26.9833°S 15.3667°E (SMWN). Keetmanshoop Rural: Rotegab 95, 27.3333°S 18.4167°E (SMWN).

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

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at NHP.

Paractenodia glabra Kaszab, 1969  ( Fig. 5UView FIGURE 5)

Paractenodia  sp. n. Bologna, 2000a

Distribution. Western Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Erongo] Dâures: Brandberg 500 m N into Hungorob , 21.2167°S 14.51670°E ( Bologna 2000a, as Paractenodia  sp. n.; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Brandberg, Hungaro river , 21.2250°S 14.5183°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Messum River, 21.2586°S 14.4714°E ( Bologna 2000a, as Paractenodia  sp. n.; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; D2342, 17 km SE Messum Valley , 21.3048°S 14.6574°E (CB)GoogleMaps  . Walvis Bay Rural: Mirabib Plains, Namib Desert Park, Walvisbaai , 23.3750°S 15.3750°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; betw Hope Mine and Gobabeb, 23.684°S 15.827°E ( Kaszab 1969a, type locality). [Karas] Lüderitz: Entrance to Kaukausib River Diamond Area I, 26.8833°S 15.3667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  .

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

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at NHP.

Bologna (2000a) signalized the specimens from Dâures as a possible new species. The error is due to the incorrect description of body setation made by Kaszab (1969a) who described erroneously the head and pronotum as glabrous.

Paractenodia namaquensis Kaszab, 1955  ( Fig. 5VView FIGURE 5)

Distribution. Namibia  and northwestern South Africa (new species record for this country: some localities of Nothern Cape, CB).

Material examined and literature records. [Otjozondjupa] Omatako: Waterberg Plateau Park, 20.3833°S 17.3000°E (SMWN). [Kunene] Khorixas: Gai-as Damaraland, 20.7667°S 14.0167°E (SMWN). [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: D1228, 7 km ENE Rehoboth, 23.2833°S 17.2333°E (CB). [Erongo] Walvis Bay Rural: C14, 36 km N Solitaire, 23.5823°S 15.8182°E (CB). [Karas] Lüderitz: Haibvlakte Diamond Area 2, 25.4833°S 15.7000°E (SMWN). Berseba: M29, 12 km S jct. M24, 26.0384°S 18.5871°E (CB). Keetmanshoop Urban: C16, 6 km jct. B1, 26.5809°S 18.1925°E (CB); Namaqualand, Rek Vlatke, 27.4000°S 16.5833°E ( Kaszab 1955b, as ab. postunifasciata; Kaszab 1969a). Keetmanshoop Rural: D608, 87 km S Keetmanshoop, 27.32571°S 18.27616°E (CB); D608, 95.5 km S Keetmanshoop, 27.37944°S 18.22418°E (CB); D 608, 104.5 km S Keetmanshoop, 27.45086°S 18.18199°E (CB). Oranjemund: C13, 50 km S Rosh Pinah, 28.07076°S 17.12799°E (CB). Karasburg: M21, 31 km S Karasburg, Ortmaunsbaum River, 28.28274°S 18.75025°E (CB); M21, 4 km N Warmbad, 28.39832°S 18.75766°E (CB).

Other records: Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at NHP.

Paractenodia parva Péringuey, 1904  ( Fig. 5WView FIGURE 5)

Distribution. Southern Namibia  and northwestern South Africa.

Material examined and literature records. [Karas] Keetmanshoop Rural: Wildheim Ost 384, 26.4833°S 19.5667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 34 km S Aroab , 27.0500°S 19.5333°E (JP). Lüderitz: near Aus, 26.6667°S 16.2667°E (CP); Aus, 26.667°S 16.267°E ( Kaszab 1969a); C13, 20 km S Aus, 26.84238°S 16.31281°E (CB).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Keetmanshoop-Lüderitzbuct ( Kaszab 1969a); Namibia  ( Kaszab 1952; Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

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

SMWN

State Museum

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Loc

Paractenodia Péringuey, 1904

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

2018
Loc

Paractenodia damarensis

Kaszab 1951

1951
Loc

Paractenodia parva Péringuey, 1904

Peringuey 1904

1904