Lophorrhina quinquelineata (Fabricius, 1781)

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: 100

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Lophorrhina quinquelineata (Fabricius, 1781)


* Lophorrhina quinquelineata (Fabricius, 1781)  

( Figs. 23f, g View FIGURE 23 )

Distribution: ANG, BEN, CAM, CON, DOC, GHA, GUI, RCI, SEN, SLN.

Distribution in Angola (Provinces): 2) CUS.

Historic records: none.

Material examined: Mussende (9º 57´ 00´´ S, 14º 47´ 36´´ E, 905 m alt., 128) ( CUS), 30.XI.2015, 1♂, 1♀, 2.XI.2015, 1♂, 1♀, 5.XI.2015, 1♀, BT, 28.XI.–5.XII.2015, 6♂, CT, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC; Calulo (Fazenda Klein) (10º 02´ 14´´ S, 14º 54´ 38´´ E, 1059 m alt., 147) ( CUS), 8.XII.2017, 1♀, 11.XII.2017, 2♂, 2♀, LT, 6–11.XII.2017, 38♂, 12♀, CT, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC; Calulo (Faz. Monte Café) (09º 59´ 15´´ S, 14º 50´ 12´´ E, 1086 m alt., 128) ( CUS), 6–11.XII.2017, 13♂, 1♀, CT, A. Serrano & R. Capela leg., ASC GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. According to Allard (1985), it is another common species. Beinhundner (2015) listed all the Lophorrhina   species with its general distribution, recording L. quinquelineata   for Angola, but without any precise locality or reference. Paulino de Oliveira (1882) eventually misinterpreted L. penthacordia   with C. quinquelineata   . This species is very abundant in Calulo region (see material examined) and adult specimens were sampled by means of BT and CT (e.g. Figs. 1a, b View FIGURE 1 ) in secondary moist forest (e.g. Fig. 1f View FIGURE 1 ). See also the remarks under Diplognatha silicea   , Chlorocala africana mutica   and C. inermis   . Tchibozo et al. (2008), Touroult & Le Gall (2013) and Joly (2018) provided biodiversity information (abundance, habitat preference) of this species for Benin and Ghana, respectively. Without any accurate published locality information in Angola, we consider that it is a new species record for this country and to the Kwanza Sul Province.


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