Craspedophorus bozasi Alluaud, 1930, Alluaud, 1930

Häckel, Martin, 2016, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 1. Revision of the Craspedophorus reflexus group (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4061 (5), pp. 504-526: 508-509

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Craspedophorus bozasi Alluaud, 1930


3. Craspedophorus bozasi Alluaud, 1930  

(Plate 3, Fig. 19, Plate 4, Fig. 33)

Craspedophorus bozasi Alluaud, 1930: 4   (type loc. “ Ethiopie meridionale, pays Sidamo, 1300-2000 ” [=Oromiya, Ethiopia]).

Material examined. South Sudan. 1 ♂: “East Equatoria state. Akotos prov. Lolibai Mts.”, (Plate 3, Fig. 19, cMH).

Note. The original description of this species was based on three specimens labelled “ Ethiopie meridionale, pays Sidamo, 1300-2000 ” 2). Description (in part, see Alluaud 1930: 7). “Length 21 mm, width 9 mm. It resembles C. impictus ( Boheman, 1848)   , differing from it by its statue, which is posteriorly less elongated and less fully covered by setae, pronotum with more rounded lateral margins, more coarsely punctured disc, and each elytron with two yellow maculae. Labial palps more securiform than maxillar palps; antennae reaching almost midlength of elytra. Pronotum with lateral margins evenly rounded, elevated, hind angles with very small indentations followed by corner oblique toward base, which is not pedunculate; disk coarsely tuberculate. Elytra with humeri almost squared; posteriorly almost ovoid, maximum width in apical third; striae coarsely punctured, rugate, intervals densely punctured. Two elytral maculae composed of three macular spots; humeral macula composed of three elongated spots on 4 th, 6 th and 8 th intervals and two small rounded spots on 5 th and 7 th intervals; preapical macula composed of two spots, each longer than wide, located on intervals 6 and 7, and two smaller spots on intervals 5 and 8 ... Dorsum coarsely punctured, four apical ventrites punctured more finely and densely. Posterior margins of ventrites not crenulated. Metepisterna markedly longer than wide. Tarsi densely covered by ferruginous setae. As I can see in this specimen, this species unambiguously resembles C. impictus   and C. ethmoides Alluaud, 1930   by its pronotum and coarsely punctured striae. Hab. Southern Ethiopia, pays Sidamo, 1300–2000 m elevation. Mission du Borg de Bozas, 1908, a single specimen in MNHN, Paris” [translated from French].

Type not seen, species placed in the C. reflexus   group on the basis of characters given in the original description and a male specimen recently collected in southern Sudan (Plate 3, Fig. 19, which fits well to the original description and illustration. The coloration of C. bozasi   places it near species with two orange maculae on each elytron and most closely reminds of C. bonnyi   . Differential characters are given in the key to species presented below.

Distribution. Ethiopia: Oromiya; South Sudan.


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Craspedophorus bozasi Alluaud, 1930

Häckel, Martin 2016

Craspedophorus bozasi

Alluaud 1930: 4