Craspedophorus regalis

Häckel, Martin, 2017, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 2. Revision of the Craspedophorus leprieuri and C. regalis groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4236 (2), pp. 201-243: 232

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4236.2.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5668752

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scientific name

Craspedophorus regalis
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Key to species of Craspedophorus regalis   group

1 Pronotum with sides of base emarginate, causing center of base to extend toward elytra as a weak peduncle.............. 2

- Pronotal base straight, hind angles rounded.................................................................3

2 Pronotum markedly pedunculate, elytra without maculae, black species (region of the Rift and east Africa from DR Congo and Tanzania to Mozambique and Zambia)............................................... C. unicolor ( Chaudoir, 1879)    

- Pronotum only weakly pedunculate, each elytron with two orange maculae, humeral macula always fascia-shaped ( west Africa from Senegal to Togo)................................................................ C. regalis ( Gory, 1833)    

3 Pronotum with evenly rounded sides, broadly rounded hind angles, and straight base. Elytral striae coarsely punctate, punctures do not extend into intervals (Plate 6, Fig. 49a). Larger species (28 – 33 mm), ( west Africa : Ivory Coast – Cameroon)................................................................................. .. C. imperialis Burgeon, 1930    

- Pronotum with straight base and sides in front of hind angles always with an indentation, sometimes with a minor tooth at angles. Elytral striae coarsely punctate, punctures extend to centers of intervals and markedly dislocate them (Plate 6, Fig. 47a). Smaller species (21–28.2 mm) ( central Africa : RCA and northeastern DR Congo)....... C. bouvieri ( Rousseau, 1905)