Tmesorrhina laeta burgeoni Allard, 1991

Serrano, Artur R. M., Capela, Rúben A., Nunes, Telmo & Santos, Carmen Van-Dú- Nem Neto, 2020, The rose chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) of Angola: a descriptive checklist with new records and synonymic notes, Zootaxa 4776 (1), pp. 1-130: 109

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4776.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3845533

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scientific name

Tmesorrhina laeta burgeoni Allard, 1991
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* Tmesorrhina laeta burgeoni Allard, 1991  

( Figs. 25h, i View FIGURE 25 , 26a View FIGURE 26 )

Distribution: ANG, DOC.

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 2) CUS.

Historic records: none.

Material examined: Mussende (Calulo) (9º 57´ 00´´ S, 14º 47´ 36´´ E, 905m alt., 128) ( CUS), 28.XI.-5.XII.2015, 10♂, 1♀, CT, 30.XI.2015, 1♀, BT, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC; Calulo (Fazenda Klein) (10º 02´ 14´´ S, 14º 54´ 38´´ E, 1059 m alt., 147) ( CUS), 6–11.XII.2017, 7♂, 2♀, CT, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC; Calulo (Faz. Monte Café) (09º 59´ 15´´ S, 14º 50´ 12´´ E, 1086 m alt., 128) ( CUS), 6–11.XII.2017, 5♂, 1♀, CT, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Two subspecies are recognized in T. laeta   . Both are known from DOC ( Krajcik 2008a, Beinhundner 2017a). The adult specimens of Calulo ( Figs. 25h, i View FIGURE 25 , 26a View FIGURE 26 ) fit very well the mesosternal process and parameres conformations of this subspecies ( Figs. 7 View FIGURE 7 , 8 View FIGURE 8 in Antoine 2002a). Tmesorrhina laeta burgeoni   presents coloration darker than the nominal subspecies. The adult specimens could be ascribed to T. garnieri Allard, 1993   , but the parameres are slightly different. Moreover, Calulo specimens present the elytra almost smooth, not deeply striated punctuated as in the latter species ( Allard 1993). The adult specimens were sampled by means of BT and CT within secondary moist forest. See also the remarks under Chlorocala africana mutica   . It is a new species/subspecies record for Angola and the Kwanza Sul Province.

CUS

Cusino Wildlife Research Station