Craspedophorus magnicollis discrepans Basilewsky, 1987

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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Craspedophorus magnicollis discrepans Basilewsky, 1987


Craspedophorus magnicollis discrepans Basilewsky, 1987  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Malanje, Huíla; 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), 2.XII.2015, 1♂), 4.XII.2015, 1♂, 5.XII.2015, 1♂, 1♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. The nominal species was described from Angola (Malanje) ( Quedenfeldt 1883) and has a distribution throughout Angola and D. R. of the Congo ( Häckel & Farkač 2012). Basilewsky (1987) described two subspecies, C. magnicollis discrepans   from the Lulua region (D. R. of the Congo) and Zambia and C. magnicollis inquilinus   from Mayidi (D. R. of the Congo), giving the drawings of aedeagus apex (dorsal view) of the three taxa. Interestingly our Calulo specimens present the aedeagus apex similar to the C. magnicollis discrepans   ( Basilewsky 1987, Fig. 4c View FIGURE 4 ), enlarging its distribution to Angola. 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   ]. It is a new record for the Kwanza Sul Province.


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