Digitonthophagus falciger Génier, Genier, 2017

Génier, François & Moretto, Philippe, 2017, Digitonthophagus Balthasar, 1959: taxonomy, systematics, and morphological phylogeny of the genus revealing an African species complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Zootaxa 4248 (1), pp. 1-110: 33-36

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.439444

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:71F0AC03-C1FB-40AB-8532-99A638FC91E9

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5490076

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/84E0D6CA-8B72-407C-8012-024F76BCCBE0

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:84E0D6CA-8B72-407C-8012-024F76BCCBE0

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Digitonthophagus falciger Génier
status

new species

Digitonthophagus falciger Génier   , new species

http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:84E0D6CA-8B72-407C-8012-024F76 BCCBE 0 ( Figs. 12 View FIGURES 11 – 14 , 33–34 View FIGURES 31 – 38. 31, 33, 35, 37 , 60 View FIGURES 55 – 62 , 76 View FIGURES 71 – 78 , 97–98, 124, 150–152; Map 7)

Type locality. Forêt de Boulon (10°16’27”N 04°27’15”W), 270 m, Comoé, Burkina Faso. GoogleMaps  

Description. Holotype ♂ ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 11 – 14 ). Measurements. Length 11.0 mm, width 7.0 mm. Head ( Figs. 33–34 View FIGURES 31 – 38. 31, 33, 35, 37 ). Anterior clypeal edge straight on median fourth in dorsal view; clypeofrontal carina broadly arcuate and interrupted at gena. Vertex lacking median tubercle, surface with punctures fine to small, scabrous anteriorly, separated by one to four diameters. Horns moderately long, parallel on apical half in frontal view, gradually tapering from base to apex; posterointernal edge unmodified basally, apicointernal surface lacking granules; genal edge upturned and distinctly angulate on anterior third, forming a very broad angle with clypeal edge. Pronotum ( Fig. 60 View FIGURES 55 – 62 ). Surface with granulate punctures restricted to anterior half medially, with distinct, scattered, umbilicate punctures on posterior half of disc; punctures weaker but distinct posterolaterally, with more-or-less distinct, minute punctures throughout. Anteromedian tubercle atrophied, simply round in lateral view, median longitudinal sulcus well defined; surface behind the eyes with a simple, round depression, surface of anterior angles flat; anterior half of lateral edge arcuate in dorsal and lateral view; posterior angles simply arcuate in dorsal view. Anterior hypomeral ridge arcuate anteriorly, nearly straight posteriorly, anterior hypomeral depression surface slightly darker in color medially. Elytra. ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 11 – 14 ). Intervals 2 and 4 with few scattered fine granules from base to apex. Legs. Protibial apicointernal tooth enlarged, with dorsal ridge extending to apex. Aedeagus ( Fig. 124 View FIGURES 119 – 134 ). Parameres with dorsal and ventral edges slightly diverging toward apex in lateral view. Internal sac sclerites ( Figs. 150–152 View FIGURES 147 – 158 ). Axial sclerite weekly sclerotized, as long as subaxial sclerite and almost straight. Subaxial sclerite, more-or-less even in width, extending straight and interrupted before apex of frontolateral peripheral sclerite apical portion, with short to long villi on apical sixth. Frontolateral peripheral sclerite basoventral apophysis moderately developed; with a spiniform medioventral carina; right lateral fold produced into a bifurcate process apically; left lateral lobe moderately sclerotized and developed; subapicodorsal lobe membranous, small, not reaching anterior edge, apex set on right side in dorsal view; right preapical edge deeply notched, basal edge of emargination produced into a sickle-shape projection; apex of apical lobe round apically, narrow and directed at right angle on the left side, apical villi regular in shape; subapicoventral lobe large, round, and interrupted in line with apical lobe.

Variation. Measurements (117 ♂♂, 123 ♀♀). Length: male 7.5–11.5 mm (9.9 ± 1.0 mm), female 7.5–12.0 mm (10.0 ± 0.8 mm). Female allotype. Cephalic outline in dorsal view as in Fig. 76 View FIGURES 71 – 78 ; vertex with a broadly arcuate and slightly sinuous medially transverse carina, dorsal edge slightly sinuous in frontal view (Fig. 97), lateral portion subangular and sloping down posteriorly; anterior pronotal tubercles well developed, external lateral edges nearly straight and slightly widening toward apex in dorsal view (Fig. 98), anterolateral surface obliquely concave, anterosuperior edge slightly arcuate in dorsal view, lateral portion of anterosuperior edge slightly upturned. Protibia short, with external teeth robust.

Primary type data. Holotype ♂ ( CMNC): [ BURKINA FASO: LORUM / Forêt de Boulon, 270m / 10°16’27”N 004°27’15”O / 6.VII.2006, zone soudanienne / savane boisée, piège lumineux / F. & S. Génier, 2006- 05]; [COLÉOPTÈRES / DU / BURKINA FASO / BF015489 View Materials ] barcode label; [HOLOTYPE ♂ / Digitonthophagus   / falciger   n.sp. / des. F. Génier, 2016] red card.  

MAP 7. Distribution of Digitonthophagus falciger   .

Material examined (292 ♂♂, 159 ♀♀), distribution (Map 7): BENIN   : MONO, Agoué (6°15'N, 1°41'E), vii– ix.1878, Abbé Ménager— 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( FGIC, MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Agoué (6°15'N, 1°41'E), 1879, Abbé Ménager— 4 ♀♀, 18 ♂♂ (22 paratypes) ( FGIC, MNHN); BURKINA FASO GoogleMaps   : CENTRE, Ouagadougou (12°22'N, 1°31'W), viii.1977, P. Ardoin— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FETC) GoogleMaps   ; Ouagadougou (12°22'N, 1°31'W), 1977, J. Remy— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; CENTRE-NORD, 19 km N Kaya , 314 m (13°8'46.2''N, 0°52'42.1''W), 16.viii.2012, P. Moretto— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; CENTRE-OUEST, Forêt de Sorobouli [= Forêt Classée de Baporo ], 270 m (11°47'44''N, 2°53'25''W), 10–15.viii.2005, P. Moretto— 6 ♀♀, 3 ♂♂ (9 paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; CENTRE-SUD, Réserve de Nazinga (11°9'N, 1°36'W), 9–12.vi.2005, S. Rojkoff— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PCSR) GoogleMaps   ; EST, Kompienga (11°4'26''N, 0°42'8''E), 3–24.ix.1988, F. Génier & M. Sanborne— 19 ♀♀, 47 ♂♂ (66 paratypes) ( CMNC) GoogleMaps   ; Kompienga , 20 km S Pama (11°4'37''N, 0°40'50''E), 1–16.vi.1988, Sanborne, Landry & Tou— 2 ♀♀ (2 paratypes) ( CMNC) GoogleMaps   ; Kompienga , 20 km S Pama (11°4'37''N, 0°40'50''E), 3–24.ix.1988, F. Génier & M. Sanborne— 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( BDGC) GoogleMaps   ; HAUTS-BASSINS, Bobo-Dioulasso (11°12'N, 4°18'W), 11.i.1975, H. Pollitzar— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Bobo-Dioulasso (11°12'N, 4°18'W), 14.xi.1976, R.H. Gooding— 3 ♂♂ (3 paratypes) ( CMNC) GoogleMaps   ; Matourkou (11°5'N, 4°22'W), 15.vi.2005, S. Rojkoff— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; NORD, 8 km SW Yako, Passoré , 320 m (12°51'44''N, 2°18'35''W), 7.viii.2005, P. Moretto— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; SUD-OUEST, Bondigui , 324 m (10°53'56.5''N, 3°34'15''W), v.2012, F. Rousset— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Bondigui , 324 m (10°53'56.5''N, 3°34'15''W), 20.viii.2012, P. Moretto— 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Gaoua (10°19'N, 3°10'W), 1924, H. Labouret— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; COMOÉ, Forêt de Boulon (savane boisée), 270 m (10°16'27''N, 4°27'15''W), 6.vii.2006, F. & S. Génier (2006-05)— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (holotype, allotype) ( CMNC) GoogleMaps   ; Forêt de Boulon (savane boisée), 270 m (10°16'27''N, 4°27'15''W), 9.vii.2006, F. & S. Génier (2006-17)— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Forêt de Boulon (savane boisée), 270 m (10°16'27''N, 4°27'15''W), 10.vii.2006, F. & S. Génier (2006- 24)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; KOMPIENGA, Kompienga , 160 m (11°5'5''N, 0°42'42''E), 21.viii.2005, F. Génier (2005-39)— 2 ♀♀, 5 ♂♂ (7 paratypes) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Pama , 230 m (11°17'N, 0°42'59''E), 24.viii.2005, F. Génier (2005- 44)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; NAHOURI, Forêt de Nazinga, Kouzougou , 285 m (11°9'17''N, 1°32'10''W), 21.vii.2006, F. & S. Génier (2006-47)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Forêt de Nazinga, Kouzougou , 285 m (11°9'17''N, 1°32'10''W), 25.vii.2006, F. & S. Génier (2006-70)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Tiakané , 340 m (11°11'3''N, 1°12'28''W), 18.viii.2005, F. Génier (2005-23)— 1 ♀, 3 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Tiakané , 340 m (11°11'3''N, 1°12'28''W), 20.viii.2005, F. Génier (2005-34)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Tiakané , 340 m (11°11'3''N, 1°12'28''W), 24.vii.2006, F. & S. Génier (2006-64)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; CAMEROON: EXTREME NORTH, Maroua (10°35'N, 14°19'E), vii.1979, G. Onore— 1 ♀, 2 ♂♂ (3 paratypes) ( PHWC) GoogleMaps   ; Waza National Park (11°15'N, 14°39'E), 18.viii.2006, C. Vanderbergh— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; NORTH, Garoua (9°18'N, 13°24'E), x.1973, B. de Miré— 1 ♀, 2 ♂♂ (3 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Garoua (9°18'N, 13°24'E), [no date], [anonymous]— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( OMOC); CHAD GoogleMaps   : HADJER-LAMIS, Sitje , rive sud Lac Tchad (12°53'N, 14°52'E), 11.viii.2006, C. Vanderbergh— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; N’DJAMENA, Farcha (12°7'N, 14°59'E), vi.1968, [anonymous]— 1 ♀, 2 ♂♂ (3 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Farcha (12°7'N, 14°59'E), 28.vi.1967, [anonymous]— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Fort Lamy [= N’Djamena _] (12°7'N, 15°3'E), [no date], M. André— 1 ♀ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Fort Lamy [= N’Djamena _] (12°7'N, 15°3'E), 17.vii.1958, J. Mateu— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( FETC) GoogleMaps   ; CÔTE D’IVOIRE: BAFING, Ranch de Dolla, Biémasso (8°4'N, 7°33'W), 1–5.vi.2000, P. Moretto— 2 ♀♀, 14 ♂♂ (16 paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; LACS, Bringakro near (6°25'53''N, 5°4'32''W), 12.vi.2003 GoogleMaps   13.vi.2006, Newman et al.— 2 ♀♀, 3 ♂♂ (5 paratypes) ( BMNH)   ; Bringakro near (6°25'53''N, 5°4'32''W), 13. vi.2 0 0 3, Newman et al. — 2 ♀♀, 4 ♂♂ (6 paratypes) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Bringakro near (6°25'53''N, 5°4'32''W), 17.vi.2003, Newman et al.— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; LAGUNES, 5 km Lamto (6°13'N, 5°1'W), viii.1968, C. Girard— 2 ♀♀, 3 ♂♂ (5 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Forêt du Banco (5°23'N, 4°3'W), ii.1989, [anonymous]— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( CEMT) GoogleMaps   ; NZI-COMOE, Dimbroko (6°39'N, 4°42'W), [no date], [anonymous]— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( IRSNB); SAVANES GoogleMaps   , Koko, Korhogo (9°26'1''N, 4°43'9''W), 24–25.vi.2000, P. Moretto— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; VALLÉE DU BANDAMA, Bouaké (7°41'N, 5°2'W), iii.1976, R. Couilloud— 2 ♀♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Bouaké (7°41'N, 5°2'W), iv.1976, R. Couilloud— 2 ♀♀, 7 ♂♂ (9 paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Bouaké (7°41'N, 5°2'W), 13.vii.1977, [anonymous]— 1 ♀ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; GAMBIA: CENTRAL RIVER   , Lower Saloum District, Ballangharr (13°39'N, 15°25'W), 23.viii.1997, D.J. Mann— 7 ♀♀, 7 ♂♂ (14 paratypes) ( OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Naini District, Kuntaur Agricultural Station (13°40'N, 14°53'W), 9.ix.1997, D.J. Mann— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; LOWER RIVER   , Jarra West District, Jenoi DEC (13°28'51''N, 15°33'43''W), 29.viii.1997, Mann & Woodcock— 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; UPPER RIVER, Bassa Government Rest Home, Mansanjang Kunda (13°16'53''N, 14°12'13''W), 26.viii.1997, D.J. Mann & B. Woodcock— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; WEST COAST   , Kombo District, Yundum Agricultural Station (13°21'43''N, 16°39'43''W), vii.1997, D.J. Mann— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Kombo District, Yundum Agricultural Station (13°21'43''N, 16°39'43''W), 19.viii.1997, D.J. Mann & B GoogleMaps   . A. Woodcock— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( OUMNH)   ; GHANA: “ Danish Guinea ”, [no date], P. E. Isert— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( ZMUC)   ; GUINEA: BOFFA, Rio Pongo (10°10'N, 14°2'W), 1883–1884, P. Lutz— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; GUINEA-BISSAU: BAFATÁ, Chime [= Xime]   , Rio Géba (11°58'N, 14°56'W), 1906, G. Favarel— 2 ♀♀, 2 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; TOMBALI, Quebo (11°32'N, 14°46'W), 25.vi–17.vii.1995 GoogleMaps   , A. Serrano— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( CEMT)   ; MAURITANIA: GUIDIMAKA, [unspecified locality] (15°22'N, 12°6'W), 1908, G. Audan— 1 ♀, 8 ♂♂ (9 paratypes) ( FGIC, MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; NIGER: NIAMEY, Gorou Kirey (13°25'34''N, 2°8'32''E), 22.i.1976, [anonymous]— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PHWC) GoogleMaps   ; TILLABERI, Kolo (12°55'22''N, 1°57'24''E), 15.iii.1972, D. Rougon— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PHWC) GoogleMaps   ; NIGERIA: KADUNA   , Kaduna (10°31'23''N, 7°26'25''E), 4.v.1962, D.C. Eidt— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( CNC) GoogleMaps   ; Samaru (11°10'N, 7°38'E), 18–25.v.1970, P.H. Ward— 1 ♀, 3 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Samaru (11°10'N, 7°38'E), 15–22.vi.1970, P.H. Ward— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; KANO, [unspecified locality] (11°59'47''N, 8°31'0''E), v.1952, W.E. S. Merrett— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; [unspecified locality] (11°59'47''N, 8°31'0''E), xi.1951, W.E.S. Merrett—1 ♂ (paratype) (BMNH); [unspecified locality] (11°59'47''N, 8°31'0''E), v.1953, W.E.S. Merrett—1 ♂ (paratype) (BMNH); [unspecified locality] (11°59'47''N, 8°31'0''E), vi.1954, W.E.S. Merrett—1 ♂ (paratype) (BMNH); NIGER, Badeggi (9°3'N, 6°9'E), 19.iii.1972, E.W. Classey— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; OYO, Ibadan (7°22'N, 3°56'E), 2.iv.1957, J.L. Gregory— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; SENEGAL: DAKAR   , Dakar (14°46'N, 17°22'W), 1939, P. Lepesme, R. Paulian, & A. Villiers— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Hann (14°43'14''N, 17°26'12''W), 1939, P. Lepesme, R. Paulian, & A. Villiers— 15 ♀♀, 15 ♂♂ (30 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Keur Ndiaye Lô (14°45'25''N, 17°14'11''W), 18.viii.2013, I. de Dinechin— 1 ♂ (paratype) (CMD) GoogleMaps   ; FATICK, Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 22.vi.2009 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♀, 3 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 23.vi.2009 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 2 ♀♀, 3 ♂♂ (5 paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 24.vi.2009 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 3 ♂♂ (3 paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 16.x.2009 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♂ (paratype) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 28.xi.2009 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♀ (paratype) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 20.iv.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♂ (paratype) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 15.vii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 22.vii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♂ (paratype) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 13.viii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 14.viii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 2 ♀♀ (2 paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 15.viii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♂ (paratype) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 16.viii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♂ (paratype) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 17.viii.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 21.ix.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♀, 3 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) (CAC); Réserve de Fathala, Parc national du delta du Saloum (13°39'N, 16°27'W), 22.ix.2010 GoogleMaps   , A. Coache— 1 ♀ (paratype) (CAC)   ; KAFFRINE, Tamba (13°53'49''N, 15°15'33''W), 2.vii.1948, [anonymous]— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( CMNC, CNC) GoogleMaps   ; KAOLAK, Missirah , 45 m (13°59'26''N, 15°7'4''W), 16.vii.2007, F. Génier (2007-01)— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Missirah , 45 m (13°59'26''N, 15°7'4''W), 17.vii.2007, F. Génier (2007-03)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Nioro du Rip (13°44'43''N, 15°46'23''W), 3.viii.2008, P. Moretto— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Nioro du Rip (13°44'43''N, 15°46'23''W), 10–11.viii.2009, P. Moretto— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; KÉDOUGOU, Dinndefelou (12°22'43''N, 12°19'30''W), 13–14.vii.2008, P. Moretto— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; KOLDA, Forêt de Bakor, Mahon (12°51'N, 14°49'W), 31.vii–2.viii.2008, P. Moretto— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Mahon (12°51'22''N, 14°48'42''W), 22–23.xi.2009, P. Moretto— 2 ♀♀, 3 ♂♂ (5 paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; Sare Gnako , 31 m (12°44'16''N, 15°9'56''W), 31.vii.2007, F. Génier & P. Moretto (2007-49)— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Sothoto , 23 m (12°39'55''N, 15°24'3''W), 31.vii.2007, Génier & Moretto (2007 -47)— 2 ♂♂ (2 paratypes) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; LOUGA, Linguère (15°24'N, 15°7'W), ix.1967 GoogleMaps   , A. Descarpentries, T. Leye, & A. Villiers— 10 ♀♀, 6 ♂♂ (16 paratypes) ( MNHN); Ndam-Dam (15°36'22''N, 16°23'35''W), xi.1967 GoogleMaps   , A. Descarpentries, T. Leye, & A. Villiers— 4 ♀♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( MNHN)   ; SAINT-LOUIS, Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj (16°24'N, 16°14'W), x.1996, [anonymous]— 1 ♀, 3 ♂♂ (4 paratypes) ( PSCW) GoogleMaps   ; Richard-Toll (16°28'N, 15°41'W), xi.1967, A. Descarpentries, T. Leye & A. Villiers— 30 ♀♀, 23 ♂♂ (53 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; SEDHIOU   , Sedhiou (12°42'N, 15°34'W), [no date], [anonymous]— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Sedhiou (12°42'N, 15°34'W), 14.vii.1947, [anonymous]— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; TAMBACOUNDA, Boutou , 52 m (13°48'16''N, 13°34'47''W), 20.vii.2007, F. Génier (2007-06)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Dienoun Diala (13°12'47''N, 13°6'44''W), 29.vii.1995, P. Moretto— 8 ♀♀, 4 ♂♂ (12 paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   ; ZIGUINCHOR, Boukitimgo , 18 m (12°26'41''N, 16°35'53''W), 4.viii.2007, F. Génier (2007-56)— 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; Boukitimgo , 18 m (12°26'41''N, 16°35'53''W), 4.viii.2007, P. Moretto & F. Génier (2007-58) — 1 ♂ (paratype) ( FGIC) GoogleMaps   ; SIERRA LEONE: NORTHERN, Koinadugu (9°32'9''N, 11°22'6''W), 23.v.1963, Mission ENS-IFAN aux Monts Loma— 1 ♀, 4 ♂♂ (5 paratypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; UGANDA: Nebbi District, Pamora, Padyere subcounty (2°24'25''N, 31°11'40''E), v.2006, Local collectors— 1 ♀, 1 ♂ (paratypes) ( PMOC) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. Falciger   (sickle + bear) is a Latin adjective in apposition referring to the distinctive configuration of the left edge of the frontolateral peripheral sclerite of this species.

Natural history. The few specimens with data were collected from savanna, disturbed areas, and pastures in soudanian zone and from degraded Guinean Forest. Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet light, some specimens were collected using pitfall traps baited with human or western red colobus ( Procolobus badius   ) dung, some specimens retrieved from cow, donkey, elephant, rhinoceros, zebra, and zebu dung.

Remarks. The Ugandan record based on two specimens need confirmation.

FGIC

Francois Genier

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

IRSNB

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes