Hycleus svakopensis (Borchmann, 1940)

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: 84

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:202AFD20-7B37-405A-9CBA-051EF24E9FB2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5990617

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F72687E4-FFC4-FF9E-FF5F-FD10FA7B49B2

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Plazi

scientific name

Hycleus svakopensis
status

 

Cj) Hycleus svakopensis   species group

The only species of this group is very distinct at least because of elytra, subquared apically as in the mylabrine genera Mimesthes, Paramimesthes and Namylabris   (see above). Both the last two genera and H. svakopensis   are endemic to the Namib Desert.

Hycleus svakopensis ( Borchmann, 1940)   ( Fig. 5G View FIGURE 5 )

Coryna svakopensis Borchmann, 1940  

Distribution. Western Namibia   (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Erongo] Arandis: 6 km N Arandis, Damaraland , 22.3667°S 14.9833°E (CB; SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Upper Ostrich Gorge , 22.4833°S 14.9833°E ( SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Lower Ostrich Gorge , 22.5000°S 14.9667°E (CB; SMWN) GoogleMaps   ; Lower Ostrich Gorge , 22.5000°S 14.9833°E ( SMWN). Swakopmund: Swakopmund, 22.6833°S 14.5333°E ( Borchmann 1940; CB). GoogleMaps  

Other records: Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)   ; South West Africa ( Borchmann 1940).

Remarks. Type of this species was not examined and is probably lost.

Elytra are apically squared and have a vanished brown-black pattern; antennae have only nine antennomeres.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Hycleus

Loc

Hycleus svakopensis

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica 2018
2018
Loc

Coryna svakopensis

Borchmann 1940
1940