Hycleus

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: 90

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

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Hycleus
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Hycleus  cfr. overlaeti ( Pic, 1931)  ( Fig. 5NView FIGURE 5)

Distribution. Southwestern R.D. Congo, northern Namibia  (new species record for this country), and Zambia (new species record for this country, see below).

Material examined. [Oshikoto] Etosha N.P., Sueda, 18.8333°S 16.3333°E (CB).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. We refer to H. overlaeti  the single Namibian specimen, which is damaged, having only antennomeres I –II in both antennae. We examined the holotype and other specimens of H. overlaeti  from Congo ( RMCAAbout RMCA) and Zambia (NC, Mkushi neighbourhood, CB) which are very similar to that from the Etosha Pan. The mesosternum is illustrated in Fig. 13EView FIGURE 13.

Hycleus pilosus (Fåharaeus, 1870)  ( Fig. 5OView FIGURE 5)

Mylabris pilosa Fåharaeus, 1870  Coryna cinctuta Marseul, 1872  Coryna postuma Marseul, 1872  Coryna mixta Marseul, 1872 

Distribution. Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia  , South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Material esamine and literature records. [Caprivi] Katima Mulilo Urban: Katima Mulilo, 17.5000°S 24.2667°E (CB; CP). Katima Mulilo Rural: 10 km SW Katima Mulilo GoogleMaps  , 17.6082°S 24.2324°E (CP). Kongola: Singalamwe, Eastern CapriviGoogleMaps  , 17.6500°S 23.4167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN); Kwando RiverGoogleMaps  , West Caprivi Park, 17.7167°S 23.3500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kongola, 17.8000°S 23.3833°E (CB; CP). Linyandi: Mudumu Natural Reserve, 18.1667°S 23.4167°E (SMWN). [Kavango] Rundu Rural: Runtu, 17.9333°S 19.7667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Mukwe: Kavango River bank, Mahango Game Reserve, 18.2167°S 21.7500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Ndiyona: Leeupan, Kaudom Game Reserve, 18.6667°S 20.8667°E (SMWN); Kaudom Game Reserve, 19.0667°S 20.8000°E (SMWN). [Omusati] Okahao: Otjivalunda, Etosha N.P., 18.6000°S 15.5333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Kunene] Opuwo  : Kunene distr., C43, 18.6788°S 13.7135°E (CB). Kamanjab: Oljitambi, 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Oshikoto] Omuthiyagwiipundi  : 30 km E Etosha N.P. Mokuti Lodge, 18.8000°S 17.0333°E (CB). [Otjozondjupa] TsumkweGoogleMaps  : 2 km W Omatako   , Bushmanland , 19.2667°S 19.3000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Boesmanland, 19.6000°S 20.6833°E (SMWN); Aha hills, Bushmanland, 19.6167°S 20.9667°E (SMWN); Bushmanland, 3 km W Kuru , 19.9333°S 20.6333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Grootfontein: Grootfontein, 19.5667°S 18.1167°E (SMWN). Otavi: B8, 10 km E Otavi, 19.6500°S 17.4167°E (CB). [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: Hochberg 158, Windhoek, 21.9167°S 17.7167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; D1535, near Windhoek, 5 km jct. B6, 22.3681°S 17.6675°E (CB); Windhoek Olympia (OSU); Excelsior 286, Windhoek, 22.4500°S 17.6333°E (SMWN); Neudamm 63, Windhoek, 22.5000°S 17.3500°E (SMWN); Daan Viljoen, 22.5333°S 16.9667°E (SMWN); C23, 28 km jct. B6, 22.7719°S 17.4551°E (CB); Windhoek, Otjihaven(CB). Windhoek East: Windhoek, 22.5700°S 17.0836°E (CB); 30 km N Rehoboth GoogleMaps  , 23.0468°S 17.1063°E (CB). [Erongo] Karibib: C28, Boshua Pass, 22.7000°S 16.0333°E (CB). [Hardap] Gibeon: Alwynkop, 24.9167°S 16.2333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C19, western slope Tsaris Pass, 24.9346°S 16.4159°E (CB). [Karas] Keetmanshoop Rural: Ghaub, 25.8667°S 18.9333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C11, 1 km jct. M26, 27.0915°S 19.5372°E (CB); Karas dist., 27.1352°S 19.4941°E (CB).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Damaraland ( Gomes Alves 1961); Ovampoland ( Péringuey 1909; Gomes Alves 1961); Northern Namaqualand ( Péringuey 1909); Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia  ( Bologna 1978, 2000a).

Remarks. The type of the Fåharaeus’ species was not examined but this taxon is very distinctive because of the elytral pattern and antennal colouration. Types of the Marseul’s taxa were examined at MNHNAbout MNHN.

This species is well distinct by the number of antennomeres (nine), the basal five black, and the apical ones progressively widened as in several species of eastern Africa

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

SMWN

State Museum

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Loc

Hycleus

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

2018
Loc

overlaeti (

Pic 1931

1931
Loc

Coryna cinctuta

Marseul 1872

1872
Loc

Coryna postuma

Marseul 1872

1872
Loc

Coryna mixta

Marseul 1872

1872
Loc

Mylabris pilosa Fåharaeus, 1870

Faharaeus 1870

1870
Loc

Hycleus

Latreille 1817

1817