Cypholoba graphipteroides monardi Burgeon, 1935

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: 249

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

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scientific name

Cypholoba graphipteroides monardi Burgeon, 1935
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Cypholoba graphipteroides monardi Burgeon, 1935  

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Huíla, Cunene; 2) Huambo.

Material examined. Cuima-Cusse (13° 22´ 52´´ S, 15° 30´ 15´´ E, 1583 m alt., 280) (HUAMBO), 5.XI.2015, 7♂, 3♀, 6.XI.2015, 1♂, 2♀, 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, 2♂, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. The species is very polymorphic (differences in the setal patterns of the elytra), with fifteen recognized subspecies distributed mainly throughout central and eastern Africa ( Lorenz 2005, Kleinfeld & Puchner 2012, Insectoid.info 2017). As referred by Mawdsley et al. (2012) “Many of these taxa are doubtfully distinct from the nominate form and the whole group is in need of a careful revision”, which is not the scope of this work. Cypholoba graphipteroides monardi   seems proper to the south of Angola ( Ferreira 1965). Adults were found in diurnal activity beneath litter and patches within open secondary forests together with other tiger and ground beetles (see S. vilhenai   remarks). It is a new record for the Huambo Province.

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Northern Arizona University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Cypholoba