Orthotrichus patroboides (Murray, 1859),

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

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scientific name

Orthotrichus patroboides (Murray, 1859)
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Orthotrichus patroboides (Murray, 1859) 

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

Material examined. Catata-Nova Monção (13° 25´ 59´´ S, 15° 21´ 22´´ E, 1607 m alt., 279) (HUAMBO), 6. XI.2015, 2 ♂, 1♀,DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASCGoogleMaps  ; Cruzeiro ( Pedra do Alemão ) (12° 46´ 41.14´´ S, 15° 54´ 09.49´´ E, 1743 m alt., 232) (HUAMBO), 7. XI.2015, 2 ♀, DO, A Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASCGoogleMaps  ; Calulo-Cabuta (9° 53´ 59´´ S, 14° 54´ 26´´ E, 831 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 29. XI.2015, 2 ♂, 4♀, 29.XI ‒6. XII.2015, 26 ♂, 20♀, PF, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASCGoogleMaps  ; Mussende ( Calulo ) (9° 57´ 00´´ S, 14° 47´ 36´´ E, 905 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 28.XI ‒5. XII.2015, 14 ♂, 9♀, PF, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASCGoogleMaps  ; Alto Ventura (Faz. Monte Café) ( Calulo ) (9° 59´ 15´´ S, 14° 50´ 12´´ E, 1086 m alt., 128) (KWANZA SUL), 5. XII.2015, 2 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASCGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. A species widespread throughout western, central and eastern Africa ( Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, D. R. of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda) ( Putzeys 1880, Insectoid.info 2017). The species was described by Putzeys (1880) from Angola under the name Platynus calefactus  without information on localities. The species is very abundant in Calulo region and the adult specimens were found within litter or collected by pitfall trapping in secondary rainforests together with other tiger and ground beetles (see A. distinctus  remarks). It is a new record for the Kwanza Sul and Huambo Provinces.

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