Ceroctis capensis

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica, 2018, Meloidae of Namibia (Coleoptera): taxonomy and faunistics with biogeographic and ecological notes, Zootaxa 4373 (1), pp. 1-141: 55

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4373.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F72687E4-FFA1-FFFB-FF5F-FF55FB1A4EE5

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scientific name

Ceroctis capensis
status

 

Ceroctis capensis   species group

Until now only C. capensis   can be referred to this assemblage, apparently endemic to southen Africa.

Ceroctis capensis (Linné, 1767)   ( Fig. 3K View FIGURE 3 )

Meloe capensis Linné, 1767  

Distribution. Southwestern Namibia   (new species for this country) and South Africa.

Material examined. [Karas] Lüderitz: Aus , 26.6667°S 16.2667°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   . Karasburg: 30 mil SE Keetmanshoop (AMNH).

Remarks. Types of this species were not examined.

It is phenetically very distinct from all others species of the genus because of the elytral pattern. Some South African specimens from southern Karoo, Eastern Cape and Free State have red-orange rather than yellow colouration of elytra; the taxonomic value of this form needs morphological and molecular studies.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Ceroctis