Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940 )

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: 78-80

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scientific name

Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940 )
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Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940)  ( Fig. 5AView FIGURE 5)

Mylabris herero Borchmann, 1940 

Distribution. Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Otjozondjupa] Okahandja: Okahandja Gross Barmen , 22.1000°S 16.7500°E (CB).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Hereroland ( Borchmann 1940, type locality); Damaraland ( Kaszab 1956); Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)  .

Remarks. Type of this species was not examined and is probably lost.

Bologna (2000a) hypothesized the synonymy of this species with H. hybridus  . Actually, after the examination of the male specimen from Okahandja, which strictly agrees with the description, we consider H. herero  as a distinct species. It differs from H. hybridus  , a species widespread in Namibia  , at least by the following characters: (i) fore margin of fore depression of male maxillary stipes squared and posteriorly delimited by a shiny expansion, while in hybridus  this depression is oval and rounded in front; (ii) punctures of head, pronotum and elytra very deep and approached; (iii) elytral red and black colouration clean and not vanished as in hybridus  .

In Figs. 15 A –DView FIGURE15 are illustrated: male genitalia in lateral view ( Fig. 15 AView FIGURE15), mesosternum ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE15); male stype ( Fig. 15CView FIGURE15) and male maxillary palpi ( Fig. 15DView FIGURE15).

Hycleus hybridus ( Marseul, 1872)  ( Fig. 5BView FIGURE 5)

Mylabris (Mylabris) hybrida Marseul, 1872 

Distribution. Angola, Botswana, Namibia  , and northwestern South Africa.

Material examined and literature records. [Omusati] Ruacana: C46, near Ruacana Falls , 17.4000°S 14.2833°E (CB); 4 km SW Ruacana FallsGoogleMaps  , 17.4167°S 14.2167°E (SMWN). Okahao: Kakoveld vegetation, Etosha N.P., 18.9661°S 14.8739°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Otjovasandu , Etosha N.P., 19.2500°S 14.5000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; btw. Kaross and Zebrapump, 19.3667°S 14.5000°E (SMWN). [Kunene] Epupa: Okokatuwo , 17.4500°S 12.7000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Opuwo: 21 km E of Orupembe , 18.1785°S 12.4136°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kaokoveld, Anabib (Orupembe), 100 miles W Ohopoho, 18.1833°S 12.5167°E ( Kaszab 1956); D3710, near Opuwo ,, 18.2011°S 13.8994°E (CB)GoogleMaps  ; 8 km E of Orumana , 18.2333°S 13.8833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 25 km S Opuwo , 18.2830°S 13.7923°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Otjitundua , 18.6500°S 14.2333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kunene distr., C43, 18.6788°S 13.7135°E (CB)GoogleMaps  ; Kunene distr., C43, 18.7599°S 13.7489°E (CB)GoogleMaps  ; 42 km NW of Giribes Vlakte , 18.8180°S 13.1130°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN); Kunene distr.GoogleMaps  , C43, 18.9562°S 13.7573°E (CB). Sesfontein: Khowarib RiverGoogleMaps  , 19.2667°S 13.8667°E (SMWN); Khowarib River, crossing 6 km N, 19.2667°S 13.8667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; D2650, near Kamanjab, 19.8087°S 14.5128°E (CB); Palmwag 702, 19.8333°S 13.8833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Humor 704, 19.8439°S 14.1231°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Palm 708, 19.9000°S 13.9833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Kamanjab: Kamanjab , 19.6333°S 14.8333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C40, 26 km E Kamanjab, 19.6957°S 15.1046°E (CB); Otjitambi 25, 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C39, 23 km W Outjo, 20.1798°S 15.9480°E (CB); C39, 25 km E Khorixas, 20.3061°S 15.1867°E (CB). Outjo: Ike 346, 19.7533°S 16.6244°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Khorixas: Khorixas , 20.3500°S 14.9500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Khorixas , 20.3667°S 14.9667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Bethanis 514, 20.4000°S 14.4000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Krone 721, 20.5373°S 13.9799°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Huab River Valley, 20.6167°S 13.9000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Sebraskop 410, 20.7333°S 15.1500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Duineveld 529, 20.7833°S 14.6333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Oshikoto] Omuthiyagwiipundi: 30 km E Etosha N.P. Mokuti Lodge, 18.8000°S 17.0333°E (CB); Halali, toilet Camp , Etosha N.P., 18.9500°S 16.5500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Etosha N.P., Halali Rest Camp, 19.0333°S 16.4667°E (CB); Etosha N.P., Halali, 19.0500°S 16.4667°E (CB); Etosha N.P. near Okaukejo , 19.1833°S 15.9333°E (CB); Gobaub, Etosha N.P., 19.3000°S 16.4167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Guinas: Otjikoto Lake, Tsumeb , 19.1833°S 17.5500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Otjozondjupa] Grootfontein: Hurisib 533, 19.3833°S 17.9167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Otavi: Dakota 424, 19.4833°S 17.1333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kudib 426, 19.4833°S 17.2500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Dakota 424, 19.4941°S 17.1287°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kudib 426, 19.5118°S 17.2475°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; B8, 10 km E Otavi, 19.6500°S 17.4167°E (CB). Otjiwarongo: D2430, 25 km N Otjiwarongo, 20.2667°S 16.6167°E (CB); Otjiwa , 18.7621°S 13.7333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Omatako : Onjoka, Waterberg Plateau Park, 20.4167°S 17.2500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge , 21.0167°S 16.4167°E (CB); Kalkfeld: Omukandi ( MCZRAbout MCZR)GoogleMaps  . Okahandja: Okahandja , 21.9833°S 16.9167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Erongo] Dâures: Ugab River near Onverwag , 20.8620°S 14.9890°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Otjohorongoro Mt., 20.8817°S 15.5168°E (CB); Brandberg , 21.1333°S 14.5833°E ( Bologna 2000a; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Okonyenye Mt., Otjihorongo Reserve , 21.1500°S 15.3167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Gross Spitzkoppe, 21.8167°S 15.1667°E (CB). Omaruru: Otjongoro 20, 20.8833°S 15.6333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Otjikoko S 61, 21.2833°S 16.3667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C33, 6 km S Omaruru, 21.4824°S 15.9508°E (CB). Karibib: D1935, 30 km NNW Usakos, 21.7833°S 15.5000°E (CB); Karibib , 21.9333°S 15.8333°E (CB); Navachab 67, 22.0167°S 15.7333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; D1980, 27 km S Karibib , 22.1500°S 15.8333°E (CB); C32, 54 km S Karibib, Swakop RiverGoogleMaps  , 22.3954°S 15.8343°E (CB); 20 km W Boshua Pass, 22.6640°S 15.8780°E (CB); C28, Boshua Pass, 22.7000°S 16.0333°E (CB). Arandis: Upper Panner Gorge GoogleMaps  , 22.4833°S 15.0167°E (SMWN); Ganab, Walvisbaai, 23.0667°S 15.1667°E (SMWN); C14, Kuiseb River, 23.3046°S 15.7718°E (CB)GoogleMaps  . Walvis Bay Rural: Kuiseb Canyon , 23.3667°S 15.6667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Rostock, Windhoek, 23.3833°S 15.7500°E (SMWN); Gorob Mine, Namib Desert Park, 23.5333°S 15.4167°E (SMWN). [Omaheke] Steinhausen: Swakop River, Okahandja , 22.0500°S 18.9000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: Otjiseva 45, 22.3000°S 16.9667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Whindoek , 22.5750°S 17.0831°E ( RMCAAbout RMCA)GoogleMaps  ; Brakwater, 20 km N Windhoek, 22.4000°S 17.0667°E (CB); Daan Viljoen Game Park , 22.5333°S 16.9333°E (CB); Daan Park , 22.5333°S 16.9667°E (CP); Windhoek Airport , 22.5333°S 17.2500°E (CB); Regenstein 32, 22.7178°S 17.0317°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Lichtenstein , 22.7667°S 16.9833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Wasservalley 382, 22.9167°S 16.3667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C23, 38 km S Dordabis , 23.0715°S 18.0434°E (CB)GoogleMaps  ; 8 km E of Namib Park Border, 23.3167°S 15.8667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C14, 10 km N Solitaire, 23.7188°S 15.8776°E (CB). Windhoek East: Windhoek , 22.5667°S 17.0833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Windhoek, 22.5700°S 17.0836°E (CB); Avis Dam , 22.5728°S 17.1314°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Hardap] Rehoboth West Urban: near Rehobot, 23.3167°S 17.0833°E (CP). Gibeon : Sukses 133, 24.3000°S 15.8833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; C14, 1 km W Maltahöhe , 24.8589°S 16.9751°E (CB).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Swakop ( Pardo Alcaide 1958a); Swakop River (CB); Kaokoveld Cropembe ( Pardo Alcaide 1958a); Damaraland ( Péringuey 1909); Rooilyn (SMWN); Tuyeb (SMWN); Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at MNHNAbout MNHN.

See above for the distinction from H. herero ( Borchmann, 1940)  .

SMWN

State Museum

MCZR

Museo Civico di Zoologia

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Hycleus

Loc

Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940 )

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

2018
Loc

Hycleus herero (

Borchmann 1940

1940
Loc

Mylabris herero

Borchmann 1940

1940
Loc

Hycleus hybridus (

Marseul 1872

1872
Loc

Mylabris (Mylabris) hybrida

Marseul 1872

1872