Chlaenius (Pachydinodes) ovalipennis Quedenfeldt, 1883

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: 215

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Chlaenius (Pachydinodes) ovalipennis Quedenfeldt, 1883
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Chlaenius (Pachydinodes) ovalipennis Quedenfeldt, 1883  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Lunda Norte; 2) Malanje, Bié, Huambo.

Material examined. Satchijamba-Somakwanza (13° 44´ 46.50´´ S, 17° 11´ 2.26´´ E, 1611 m alt., 303) (BIÉ), 2. XI.2014, 1 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Catata-Nova Monção (13° 25´ 59´´ S, 15° 21´ 22´´ E, 1607 m alt., 279) (HUAMBO), 6. XI.2015, 1 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   ; Mutubanzamba (9° 47´ 45´´ S, 16° 31´ 40´´ E, 1136 m alt., 132) (MALANJE), 21. XI.2015, 2 ♀, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. A species described from Quango based on one male of collections by Mechow ( Quedenfeldt 1883). Our specimens fit very well the original description, including the figure 10 of the plate 3. There is a report of this species to Lunda by Monard et al. (1956) (sub Chlaenius ovalipennis Gaf.   ?). Surprisingly the species is not reported for Angola in the Ferreira (1965) `s catalogue or even for the neighbouring countries (e.g. D. R. of the Congo, Zambia, Namibia) in Anichtchenko (2016) and Insectoid.info (2017) sites. Adults were found in all localities beneath litter within secondary open forests together with some tiger and ground beetles (Catata-Nova Monção and Mutubanzamba: see S. vilhenai   remarks). It is a new record for Malanje, Huambo and Bié Provinces.

ASC

Northern Arizona University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Chlaenius