Coenochilus calcaratus vagus ( Péringuey, 1907 )

Serrano, Artur R. M., Capela, Rúben A., Nunes, Telmo & Santos, Carmen Van-Dú- Nem Neto, 2020, The rose chafers (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) of Angola: a descriptive checklist with new records and synonymic notes, Zootaxa 4776 (1), pp. 1-130: 55

publication ID

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Coenochilus calcaratus vagus ( Péringuey, 1907 )


Coenochilus calcaratus vagus ( Péringuey, 1907)  

( Fig. 12b View FIGURE 12 )

Distribution: ANG, DOC, MOZ, ZIM.

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) HUA; 2) CUS, HUI.

Historic records:

—Bailundo (HUA) ( Schein 1954a);

— Angola (without locality) ( Ferreira 1965);

— Angola (without locality) ( Sakai & Nagai 1998 sub Coenochilus calcaratus Westwood   ).

New localities reported: Negola (3,5 km SW) (14º 08´ 53´´ S, 14º 28´ 16´´ E, 1613 m alt., 317) ( HUI), 11- 12.XI.2013, 1♂, P. Schüle leg., PMC (P. Malec, personal communication) GoogleMaps   .

Material examined: Calulo (Faz. Belo Horizonte) (9º 56´ 41´´ S, 14º 56´ 35´´ E, 882 m alt., 128) ( CUS), 3.XII.2015, 1 ♂, DO, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. A polytypic species with three subspecies within the C. calcaratus   group (sensu Schein 1954a). The Calulo adult specimen was collected on the soil in a countryroad located in a secondary open forest. Ecological data on abundance and habitat preferences was given for the nominal subspecies for Ghana ( Mudge et al. 2012). See also general comments in Schein (1954a) and the remarks under the genus Coenochilus   . It is a new record for the Huíla and Kwanza Sul Provinces.


Cusino Wildlife Research Station