Termophilum massilicatum Guérin-Méneville, 1845, Guerin-Meneville, 1845

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: 250

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Termophilum massilicatum Guérin-Méneville, 1845


Termophilum massilicatum Guérin-Méneville, 1845  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Unknown; 2) BIÉ.

Material examined. Satchijamba-Somakwanza (13° 44´ 46.50´´ S, 17° 11´ 2.26´´ E, 1611 m alt., 303) (BIÉ), 31.X.2014, 1♂, 1♀, 2.XI.2014, 1♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Catota (2,5 km S) (14° 00´ 37´´ S, 17° 24´ 00´´ E, 1532 m alt., 323) (BI), 2.XI.2014, 1♂, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. A species spread throughout southern, central and part of eastern Africa ( Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Bostwana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique) ( Ferreira 1965, Kleinfeld & Puchner 2012). The species was recorded for Angola without any reference to a known locality ( Ferreira 1965). Adult specimens were found in nocturnal activity (first locality) and diurnal activity (second locality) within open secondary forests together with other ground beetles (first locality: see S. tenebricosus fatalis   remarks) and the tiger beetles P. angusticollis   , D. fredericoi   , D. pentheri   , Dromica serietuberculata W. Horn, 1929   , T. pepetela   , L. uncivittata   and C. agualusai   (second locality) (see also Serrano et al. 2015). It is a new record for the Bi Province.


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