Cheirolasia burkei burkei (Westwood, 1843), burkei (Westwood, 1843

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: 82

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Cheirolasia burkei burkei (Westwood, 1843)


Cheirolasia burkei burkei (Westwood, 1843)  

( Fig. 18b View FIGURE 18 )

Distribution: ANG, NAB, RSA.

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 1) CCU, CNN; 2) HUI.

Historic records:

—Humbe (CNN) ( Paulino de Oliveira 1882 sub Cerathorrhina burkey West.);

—Mukoya (=Mucoia) (CCU) ( Bourgoin 1925).

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: Calai (Cuangar) (coord. not available, 465) ( CCU), 12.XII.1965, 1♀, Nº E.7268, nº 608, H. Ribeiro leg., JPCC, MUHNAC   .

Remarks. Five subspecies are recognized in this species ( Beinhundner 2017a). While Beinhundner (2017a) recognized the subspecies listed by Allard (1985), Krajcik (2008a) did not. Beinhundner (2017a) considers C. burkei hopei   as a valid taxon and includes Angola in its distribution. The adult specimen from JPCC fits well the nominal subspecies ( Fig. 3h View FIGURE 3 ). The larva of the third instar of this species was described by Šípek (2005). Biological and ecological data are available in Holm & Marais (1992). It is a new species record for the Huíla Province.