Craspedophorus Hope, 1838

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: 230-231

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5668748

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scientific name

Craspedophorus Hope, 1838
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Key to species groups of Craspedophorus Hope, 1838  

(Afrotropical region)

1 Terminal labial palpomere (mainly in males) weakly dilated, elongated, more or less kidney-shaped. If male terminal palpom- ere strongly dilated and not too elongated (securiform or triangular) then pronotum cordiform, with lateral margins strongly sinuate posteriorly.................................................................................... 2

- Terminal labial palpomere in males strongly dilated, more triangular, securiform........ .. species groups not included here.

2 Antennae long and moderately dilated, mainly in intermediate antennomeres (Plate 7, Figs 53–55).... C. regalis   species group

- Antennae slender, antennomeres not dilated ( Fig. 61c View FIGURE 61 –d)...................................................... 3

3 Ventrites not crenulated anteriorly........................................................................ 4

- Ventrites distinctly or strongly crenulated anteriorly.................................species groups not included here.

4 Pronotum cordiform or hexagonal, with margins rounded only anteriorly......................................... 5

- Pronotum almost semicircular, with margins widely rounded lengthwise, more-or-less evenly....................................................................................................species groups not included here.

5 Metepisterna rhombiform, approximately as long as wide........................... species groups not included here.

- Metepisterna trapeziform, longer than wide, proximally wider than distally (Figs 21d, e; Fig. 61 View FIGURE 61 i, j)................... 6

6 Head long, markedly constricted behind eyes. Pronotum less transverse (length to width ratio <1.4). Larger species (± 18 mm). If body not too large ( C. latemaculatus Alluaud, 1930   , 18– 19 mm), elytra with four orange maculae, each markedly larger than in other aspecies.................................................................. C. reflexus   species group

- Head short, not constricted behind eyes or constriction indistinct. Pronotum more transverse (length to width ratio> 1.4). Smaller species (Ĺ 18 mm).......................................................... C. leprieuri   species group