Craspedophorus magnicollis magnicollis ( Quedenfeldt, 1883 ), magnicollis (Quedenfeldt, 1883

Häckel, Martin, 2017, A contribution to the knowledge of the subfamily Panagaeinae Hope, 1838 from Africa. Part 3. Revision of the Craspedophorus strachani and C. brevicollis groups (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 4330 (1), pp. 1-67: 31-32

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Craspedophorus magnicollis magnicollis ( Quedenfeldt, 1883 )


19a. Craspedophorus magnicollis magnicollis ( Quedenfeldt, 1883)  

( Plate 11 View PLATE 11 , Figs 83–85, Plate 14 View PLATE 14 , Fig. 118a)

Eudema magnicolle Quedenfeldt, 1883: 260   . (type locality “Malange [=Malanje Province, Angola]”). Epigraphus magnicollis   ? Burgeon 1930b: 162, 1935a: 387. Basilewsky 1953a: 177. Ferreira 1963: 504. Craspedophorus magnicollis Basilewsky 1967b: 130   , 1987: 192. Lorenz 2005: 321, Häckel and Farkač 2012: 83.

Material examined. Angola: Huila. 1♀: “ 57 km ne Caconda , 15°22'55”E 13°26'19”S ” ( Plate 11 View PLATE 11 , Fig. 85, cMH); 1♀: “ 3.5 km sw Negola, 14°28'16”E 14°08'53”S ” (cPS) GoogleMaps   . DR Congo: Katanga. 8♂, 9♀ labeled as C. magnicollis (Quedenfeldt)   by Basilewsky (1987: 192): “ Elisabethville [= Lubumbashi]” ( Plate 11 View PLATE 11 , Figs 83, 84, Plate 14 View PLATE 14 , Fig. 118a); 3♂, 3♀: “ Jadotville [= Likasi ]”; 2♂, 2♀: “ Mura ”; 1♀: “riv. Nyendulu” ( MRAC).  

Note. This species is based on a single specimen labeled “Malange”. Malanje (also Malange) is the capital city of Malanje Province in northern Angola. Description (in part, see Quedenfeldt 1883: 260). “Length 13 mm. It resembles previous species [= C. fuscicornis (Kolbe, 1883)   ] but pronotum differently shaped, large, wider than long by a half, maximum width ad midlength, base widely rimmed, surface throughout punctured, rugate, posterior angles each with a small dent on its top; elytra ovoid, longer than wide by a half, striated, punctured, each elytron ornated by one large macula near humerus and one smaller macula in front of apex; basal antennomeres black, distal brownish; prosternum finely carinated near each margin; body covered by yellow setae on both sides.

Malange“ [from Latin]. “It markedly differs from the other species of the group because of its pronotum, very large in proportion to its elytra; rather than pronotal width, almost equal as the width of elytral base, it differs by its pronotal length, which greater and lateral margins, strongly rounded anteriorly. Both similar species, E. amplicollis (Schaum, 1863)   , or previous species [= C. fuscicornis (Kolbe, 1883)   ], with pronotum twice wider than long, less rounded anteriorly. Furthermore pronotum with maximum width exactly at midlength in C. magnicollis   , lateral margins posteriorly weakly protruded laterally, in front of posterior angles, each preceded by a small incision; surface strongly an densely punctured, not rugate, lateral rims widely flattened and elevated mainly posteriorly, depressed near each posterior angle; disc with sagittal line and with basilar pits near each lateral margin, elongated from base to pronotal midlength; elytral maculae are rounded, without serrate margins, humeral macula larger than preapical one” [from German]. I have not seen the holotype, my conclusions are based on Burgeon‘s and Basilewsky‘s comparative determination.

Distribution. Angola: Huila, Malanje Provinces; DR Congo: Katanga Province.


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Craspedophorus magnicollis magnicollis ( Quedenfeldt, 1883 )

Häckel, Martin 2017

Eudema magnicolle

Hackel 2012: 83
Lorenz 2005: 321
Ferreira 1963: 504
Basilewsky 1953: 177
Burgeon 1930: 162
Quedenfeldt 1883: 260