Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940 ), Borchmann, 1940

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica, 2018, Meloidae of Namibia (Coleoptera): taxonomy and faunistics with biogeographic and ecological notes, Zootaxa 4373 (1), pp. 1-141: 78-80

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Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940 )
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Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940)   ( Fig. 5A View FIGURE 5 )

Mylabris herero Borchmann, 1940  

Distribution. Namibia   (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Otjozondjupa] Okahandja: Okahandja Gross Barmen , 22.1000°S 16.7500°E (CB). GoogleMaps  

Other records: Hereroland ( Borchmann 1940, type locality); Damaraland ( Kaszab 1956); Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)   .

Remarks. Type of this species was not examined and is probably lost.

Bologna (2000a) hypothesized the synonymy of this species with H. hybridus   . Actually, after the examination of the male specimen from Okahandja, which strictly agrees with the description, we consider H. herero   as a distinct species. It differs from H. hybridus   , a species widespread in Namibia   , at least by the following characters: (i) fore margin of fore depression of male maxillary stipes squared and posteriorly delimited by a shiny expansion, while in hybridus   this depression is oval and rounded in front; (ii) punctures of head, pronotum and elytra very deep and approached; (iii) elytral red and black colouration clean and not vanished as in hybridus   .

In Figs. 15 A –D View FIGURE15 are illustrated: male genitalia in lateral view ( Fig. 15 A View FIGURE15 ), mesosternum ( Fig. 15B View FIGURE15 ); male stype ( Fig. 15C View FIGURE15 ) and male maxillary palpi ( Fig. 15D View FIGURE15 ).

Hycleus hybridus ( Marseul, 1872)   ( Fig. 5B View FIGURE 5 )

Mylabris (Mylabris) hybrida Marseul, 1872  

Distribution. Angola, Botswana, Namibia   , and northwestern South Africa.

Material examined and literature records. [Omusati] Ruacana: C46, near Ruacana Falls , 17.4000°S 14.2833°E (CB); 4 km SW Ruacana Falls GoogleMaps   , 17.4167°S 14.2167°E (SMWN). Okahao: Kakoveld vegetation, Etosha N.P., 18.9661°S 14.8739°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Otjovasandu , Etosha N.P., 19.2500°S 14.5000°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; btw. Kaross and Zebrapump, 19.3667°S 14.5000°E (SMWN). [Kunene] Epupa: Okokatuwo , 17.4500°S 12.7000°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Opuwo: 21 km E of Orupembe , 18.1785°S 12.4136°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Kaokoveld, Anabib (Orupembe), 100 miles W Ohopoho, 18.1833°S 12.5167°E ( Kaszab 1956); D3710, near Opuwo ,, 18.2011°S 13.8994°E (CB) GoogleMaps   ; 8 km E of Orumana , 18.2333°S 13.8833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; 25 km S Opuwo , 18.2830°S 13.7923°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Otjitundua , 18.6500°S 14.2333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Kunene distr., C43, 18.6788°S 13.7135°E (CB) GoogleMaps   ; Kunene distr., C43, 18.7599°S 13.7489°E (CB) GoogleMaps   ; 42 km NW of Giribes Vlakte , 18.8180°S 13.1130°E ( SMWN); Kunene distr. GoogleMaps   , C43, 18.9562°S 13.7573°E (CB). Sesfontein: Khowarib River GoogleMaps   , 19.2667°S 13.8667°E (SMWN); Khowarib River, crossing 6 km N, 19.2667°S 13.8667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; D2650, near Kamanjab, 19.8087°S 14.5128°E (CB); Palmwag 702, 19.8333°S 13.8833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Humor 704, 19.8439°S 14.1231°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Palm 708, 19.9000°S 13.9833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Kamanjab: Kamanjab , 19.6333°S 14.8333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; C40, 26 km E Kamanjab, 19.6957°S 15.1046°E (CB); Otjitambi 25, 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; C39, 23 km W Outjo, 20.1798°S 15.9480°E (CB); C39, 25 km E Khorixas, 20.3061°S 15.1867°E (CB). Outjo: Ike 346, 19.7533°S 16.6244°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Khorixas: Khorixas , 20.3500°S 14.9500°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Khorixas , 20.3667°S 14.9667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Bethanis 514, 20.4000°S 14.4000°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Krone 721, 20.5373°S 13.9799°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Huab River Valley, 20.6167°S 13.9000°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Sebraskop 410, 20.7333°S 15.1500°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Duineveld 529, 20.7833°S 14.6333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . [Oshikoto] Omuthiyagwiipundi: 30 km E Etosha N.P. Mokuti Lodge, 18.8000°S 17.0333°E (CB); Halali, toilet Camp , Etosha N.P., 18.9500°S 16.5500°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Etosha N.P., Halali Rest Camp, 19.0333°S 16.4667°E (CB); Etosha N.P., Halali, 19.0500°S 16.4667°E (CB); Etosha N.P. near Okaukejo , 19.1833°S 15.9333°E (CB); Gobaub, Etosha N.P., 19.3000°S 16.4167°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Guinas: Otjikoto Lake, Tsumeb , 19.1833°S 17.5500°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . [Otjozondjupa] Grootfontein: Hurisib 533, 19.3833°S 17.9167°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Otavi: Dakota 424, 19.4833°S 17.1333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Kudib 426, 19.4833°S 17.2500°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Dakota 424, 19.4941°S 17.1287°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Kudib 426, 19.5118°S 17.2475°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; B8, 10 km E Otavi, 19.6500°S 17.4167°E (CB). Otjiwarongo: D2430, 25 km N Otjiwarongo, 20.2667°S 16.6167°E (CB); Otjiwa , 18.7621°S 13.7333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Omatako : Onjoka, Waterberg Plateau Park, 20.4167°S 17.2500°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Etjo Safari Lodge , 21.0167°S 16.4167°E (CB); Kalkfeld: Omukandi ( MCZR) GoogleMaps   . Okahandja: Okahandja , 21.9833°S 16.9167°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . [Erongo] Dâures: Ugab River near Onverwag , 20.8620°S 14.9890°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Otjohorongoro Mt., 20.8817°S 15.5168°E (CB); Brandberg , 21.1333°S 14.5833°E ( Bologna 2000a; SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Okonyenye Mt., Otjihorongo Reserve , 21.1500°S 15.3167°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Gross Spitzkoppe, 21.8167°S 15.1667°E (CB). Omaruru: Otjongoro 20, 20.8833°S 15.6333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Otjikoko S 61, 21.2833°S 16.3667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; C33, 6 km S Omaruru, 21.4824°S 15.9508°E (CB). Karibib: D1935, 30 km NNW Usakos, 21.7833°S 15.5000°E (CB); Karibib , 21.9333°S 15.8333°E (CB); Navachab 67, 22.0167°S 15.7333°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; D1980, 27 km S Karibib , 22.1500°S 15.8333°E (CB); C32, 54 km S Karibib, Swakop River GoogleMaps   , 22.3954°S 15.8343°E (CB); 20 km W Boshua Pass, 22.6640°S 15.8780°E (CB); C28, Boshua Pass, 22.7000°S 16.0333°E (CB). Arandis: Upper Panner Gorge GoogleMaps   , 22.4833°S 15.0167°E (SMWN); Ganab, Walvisbaai, 23.0667°S 15.1667°E (SMWN); C14, Kuiseb River, 23.3046°S 15.7718°E (CB) GoogleMaps   . Walvis Bay Rural: Kuiseb Canyon , 23.3667°S 15.6667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Rostock, Windhoek, 23.3833°S 15.7500°E (SMWN); Gorob Mine, Namib Desert Park, 23.5333°S 15.4167°E (SMWN). [Omaheke] Steinhausen: Swakop River, Okahandja , 22.0500°S 18.9000°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: Otjiseva 45, 22.3000°S 16.9667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Whindoek , 22.5750°S 17.0831°E ( RMCA) GoogleMaps   ; Brakwater, 20 km N Windhoek, 22.4000°S 17.0667°E (CB); Daan Viljoen Game Park , 22.5333°S 16.9333°E (CB); Daan Park , 22.5333°S 16.9667°E (CP); Windhoek Airport , 22.5333°S 17.2500°E (CB); Regenstein 32, 22.7178°S 17.0317°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Lichtenstein , 22.7667°S 16.9833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Wasservalley 382, 22.9167°S 16.3667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; C23, 38 km S Dordabis , 23.0715°S 18.0434°E (CB) GoogleMaps   ; 8 km E of Namib Park Border, 23.3167°S 15.8667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; C14, 10 km N Solitaire, 23.7188°S 15.8776°E (CB). Windhoek East: Windhoek , 22.5667°S 17.0833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Windhoek, 22.5700°S 17.0836°E (CB); Avis Dam , 22.5728°S 17.1314°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . [Hardap] Rehoboth West Urban: near Rehobot, 23.3167°S 17.0833°E (CP). Gibeon : Sukses 133, 24.3000°S 15.8833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; C14, 1 km W Maltahöhe , 24.8589°S 16.9751°E (CB). GoogleMaps  

Other records: Swakop ( Pardo Alcaide 1958a); Swakop River (CB); Kaokoveld Cropembe ( Pardo Alcaide 1958a); Damaraland ( Péringuey 1909); Rooilyn (SMWN); Tuyeb (SMWN); Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia   ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at MNHN.

See above for the distinction from H. herero ( Borchmann, 1940)   .

SMWN

State Museum

MCZR

Museo Civico di Zoologia

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Hycleus

Loc

Hycleus herero ( Borchmann, 1940 )

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica 2018
2018
Loc

Hycleus herero (

Borchmann 1940
1940
Loc

Mylabris herero

Borchmann 1940
1940
Loc

Hycleus hybridus (

Marseul 1872
1872
Loc

Mylabris (Mylabris) hybrida

Marseul 1872
1872