Abacetus (Abacetillus) optimus Péringuey, 1904, Peringuey, 1904

Serrano, Artur R. M., Capela, Rúben A. & Santos, Carmen Van-Dúnem Neto, 2017, Biodiversity and notes on carabid beetles from Angola with description of new taxa (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4353 (2), pp. 201-256: 211

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4353.2.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EFF252-F30E-7F69-14BF-A3AFFD95FC1C

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scientific name

Abacetus (Abacetillus) optimus Péringuey, 1904
status

 

Abacetus (Abacetillus) optimus Péringuey, 1904  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Moxico; 2) Kwanza Sul.

Material examined. Alto Ventura (Faz. Monte Café) (Calulo) (9° 59´ 15´´ S, 14° 50´ 12´´ E, 1086 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 30. XI.2015, 1 ♂, 2♀, 5. XII.2015, 1 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Mussende (Calulo) (9° 57´ 00´´ S, 14° 47´ 36´´ E, 905 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 28.XI ‒5. XII.2015, 3 ♀, PF, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Calulo-Cabuta (9° 53´ 59´´ S, 14° 54´ 26´´ E, 831 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 29.XI ‒ 6. XII.2015, 8 ♂, 9♀, PF, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. A species widespread throughout Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa ( Straneo 1958, 1959, 1991). Adults were found in activity within the litter of secondary rainforests together with adults of some tiger and ground beetles [e.g. Dromica   ( Foveodromica   ) sp., A. distinctus   , Disphericus tarsalis   , C. magnicollis discrepans   , G. procera capelai   ssp. n.] and collected also by pitfall trapping in the same habitats. It is a new record for the Kwanza Sul Province.

ASC

Northern Arizona University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Abacetus