Disphericus tarsalis Bates, 1886

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: 212

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Disphericus tarsalis Bates, 1886
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Disphericus tarsalis Bates, 1886  

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

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

Remarks. An endemic ground beetle species of Angola from which is known so far the type (Bates 1886) and a second specimen (unknown sex) from Dundo ( Basilewsky 1955). 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   , A. optimus   , C. magnicollis discrepans   ) and also felt in pitfall traps in the same habitats. It is a new record for the Kwanza Sul Province.

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