Scarites (Orientolobus) vilhenai Basilewsky, 1955

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: 207

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4353.2.1

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scientific name

Scarites (Orientolobus) vilhenai Basilewsky, 1955
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Scarites (Orientolobus) vilhenai Basilewsky, 1955  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Huambo; 2) Malanje.

Material examined. Catata-Nova Monção (13° 25´ 59´´ S, 15° 21´ 22´´ E, 1607 m alt., 279) (HUAMBO), 6. XI.2015, 1 ♂, 1♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Kalandula (1,5 km N) (09° 03´ 51´´ S, 15° 58´ 42´´ E, 1126 m alt., 112) (MALANJE), 18. XI.2015, 1 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Cambamba (Catoio- Quela ) (09° 14´ 42´´ S, 17° 00´ 33´´ E, 1178 m alt., 115) (MALANJE), 20. XI.2015, 1 ♂, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Mutubanzamba ( Cangandala ) (09° 47´ 45´´ S, 16° 31´ 40´´ E, 1136 m alt., 132) (MALANJE), 21. XI.2015, 2 ♂, 1♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Carima ( Cacuso-Pungandongo ) (09° 35´ 00´´ S, 15° 42´ 01´´ E, 1117 m alt., 130) (MALANJE), 23. XI.2015, 2 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. An Angolan scaritid beetle endemic species whose description was based on one single female from Monte Moco (Huambo province). Our specimens conform well to the Basilewsky (1955) description. Adult specimens were found whitin secondary open forests on sandy whitish soil (first locality) or on reddish soil (Malanje localities) together with some adults of tiger and ground beetles [Catata-Nova Monção: Euryarthron reticostatum ( Wellman & W. Horn, 1908)   , Dromica   ( Foveodromica   ) sp., P. angusticollis   , Trichodela nubifera ( Quedenfeldt, 1883)   , Lophyra (Stenolophyra) saraliensis saraliensis (Guérin-Méneville, 1849)   , Lophyra (Bothryolophyra) wellmani (W. Horn, 1907)   , Chlaenius ovalipennis   , Euleptus intermedius Péringuey, 1896   , Orthotrichus patroboides (Murray, 1859)   , Orthogonius   sp. 1, Netrodera vethi (Bates, 1889)   , Cypholoba graphipteroides monardi Burgeon, 1935   and Anthia (Odontanthia) kleinfeldi Puchner, 2013   ; Malanje localities: Dromica   ( Foveodromica   ) spp., P. angusticollis   , T. nubifera   , Epitrichodes villosus ( Putzeys, 1880)   , Lophyra (Stenolophyra) infuscatula (W. Horn, 1915)   , L. saraliensis   , L. wellmani   , Graphipterus ellipticus Burgeon, 1928   ]. It is a new record for the Malanje Province.

ASC

Northern Arizona University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Scarites