Orthotrichus gilvipes (Boheman, 1848)

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: 227

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Orthotrichus gilvipes (Boheman, 1848)
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Orthotrichus gilvipes (Boheman, 1848)  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Unknown, 2) Kwanza Sul.

Material examined. Cateculo ( Calulo ) (9° 57´ 19.75´´ S, 14° 47´ 31.37´´ E, 872 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 5. XI.2014, 2 ♀, 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.2015, 1 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC   ; Alto Ventura (Faz. Monte Café) ( Calulo ) (9° 59´ 15´´ S, 14° 50´ 12´´ E, 1086 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 30. XI.2015, 4 ♂, 5♀, 2. XII.2015, 1 ♂, 5♀, 5. XII.2015, 1 ♂, 2♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Calulo ( Faz. Klein ) (10° 02´ 14´´ S, 14° 54´ 38´´ E, 1059 m alt., 147) (KWANZA SUL), 1. XII.2015, 1 ♂, 1♀, 3. XII.2015, 2 ♂, 2♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. A species widespread throughout eastern, central and southern Africa ( Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Rwanda, D. R. of the Congo, Angola, Botswana, South Africa R.) ( Putzeys 1880, Insectoid.info 2017). The species was recorded for Angola by Putzeys (1880) without information on localities. Basilewsky (1960a) studying the 24 types described by this author did not pay attention to the other 117 species of carabids recorded for Angola in that work, referring that most of them were misinterpreted. Unfortunately we can not confirm the identification of the Putzeys study because all the material deposited in MLZA (Museu Bocage) was destroyed during a catastrophic fire in 1978. However, as the species is so well characterized, it seems to us that Putzeys identification was almost surely correct. Adult specimens were found within litter in secondary rainforests together with other tiger and ground beetles (see comments on A. distinctus   remarks). It is a new record for the Kwanza Sul Province.

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