Plagiochilus pilosus Moser, 1913

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 : 59

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Plagiochilus pilosus Moser, 1913


Plagiochilus pilosus Moser, 1913

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Distribution: ANG, DOC.

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) Huambo.

Historic records:

—Bailundo (HUAMBO) ( Moser 1913a);

— Angola (without locality) ( Ferreira 1965).

Material examined: Alto Hama–Bailundo (9 km) (12° 11’ 27.62”S, 15° 35’ 58.56”E, 1450 m alt., 232) (HUAMBO), 4.XII.2017, 1♀, DO, A. Serrano leg., ASC GoogleMaps .

Remarks. The species was described from Angola ( Moser 1913a), but later recorded for DOC also ( Basilewsky 1956). Basilewsky (1956) remarked that it is a true termitophilic species. The Alto Hama–Bailundo adult specimen was collected in a yellow flower of a spontaneous herbaceous plant in a secondary open forest. Biological and other ecological data are not available for the species, but see general comments on the genus Coenochilus .