Zonitomorpha Péringuey, 1909

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: 100-101

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Zonitomorpha Péringuey, 1909


Genus Zonitomorpha Péringuey, 1909 

Zonitomorpha costata Kaszab, 1953  ( Fig. 6KView FIGURE 6)

Distribution. Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Sesfontein: Hermitarium, Kaokoland, 19.1250°S 13.6250°S ( SMWNAbout SMWN)  ; Khowarib River, 19.2667°S 13.8667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kaokoveld, Kaross, about 100 km SE Sesfontein , 19.5000°S 14.3333°E ( Kaszab, 1953b, type locality). Kamanjab: Otjitambi, 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Erongo] Omaruru: Uis (CB). Karibib: C32, 54 km S Karibib, bridge on Swakop River, 22.3954°S 15.8343°E (CB). Arandis: Lower Dome Gorge , 22.4667°S 15.0667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: 10 km N Gaub Pass , 23.4183°S 15.8433°E (CB; MNB).GoogleMaps 

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

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

Zonitomorpha sellata (Fåhraeus, 1870)  ( Fig. 6LView FIGURE 6)

Zonitis sellata Fåhraeus, 1870 

Distribution. Northern Namibia  , northeastern South Africa, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Material examined and literature records. [Oshana] Ompundja: Ovamboland, Onalonga, 18.0000°S 15.6000°E ( Kaszab 1953b: paratype ab. nigricolor). [Kavango] Mukwe: Popa Falls, 18.11667°S 21.58333°E (MNB).

Other records: Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)  ; Ondava (= Ondangwa?) (SMWN).

Remarks. The holotype of this species was not examined, but specimens compared with it were studied at HNHMAbout HNHM.

Differences between the specimen from Popa Falls and Z. prionocera ( Wellman, 1908), from Angola, Congo and R.D. Congo, are not evident. Elytra are completely black, except a narrow basal yellow-brown part, legs black, but ¾ of tibiae yellow-brown, corresponding to the form nigricolor of sellata  , described from Ovamboland ( Kaszab 1953b).


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