Hycleus plagiatus (Pallas, 1782) Bologna & Amore & Pitzalis, 2018

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 : 73

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5990603

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/F72687E4-FFDF-FF85-FF5F-FBF8FB364A65

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Plazi

scientific name

Hycleus plagiatus (Pallas, 1782)
status

comb. n.

Hycleus plagiatus (Pallas, 1782) comb. n. ( Fig. 4T View FIGURE4 )

Meloe plagiatus Pallas, 1782

Types. Types of this species are lost.

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

Material examined and literature records. [Erongo] Karibib: D1935, 30 km NNW Usakos , 21.7833°S 15.5000°E (CB). [Khomas] Windhoek Rural : Windhoek , 22.3400°S 17.0500°E (CB, RMCA) GoogleMaps . [Hardap] Mariental Urban : C19, 11 km W Mariental, 24.6167°S 17.8500°E (CB). Rehoboth Rural: D1206, 10 km NE Bullsport, 24.10313°S 16.4456°E (CB). GoogleMaps

Remarks. This species is related to H. haemactus and it was sometimes confused with H. tricolor because of its very similar elytral pattern, which has the middle black fascia dark reddish on the sutural sides. Distinctive characters vs. H. tricolor are: (a) five basal antennomeres black (sometimes V dark yellow); (b) male labial palpi not so widened and without large depression; (c) male maxillary stipe slender; (d) lateral setae of genae silver and very long; (e) male protibiae and protarsomeres with very long black setae; (f) aedeagus shape.

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

Genus

Hycleus