Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum Dejean, 1831

Calosoma splendidum Dejean, 1831: 558 (type locality: St. Domingue); holotype ♀ designated by Lindroth (1955b: 12) by monotypy in Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [examined]
Calosoma (Calosoma) splendidum, Breuning, 1927: 161
Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendida, Lapouge, 1932: 405
Calodrepa splendidum, Jeannel, 1940: 79
Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum, Gidaspow, 1959: 247
Calosoma (Calosoma) splendidum, Erwin, 2007: 104

Length 22-25 mm. The color of the upper body of C. splendidum is uniformly green, golden-green or light brown with green luster. It is easily distinguished by any other species of the subgenus Calodrepa because of the the absence of red border on the lateral margin of the elytra.
C. splendidum is known from the two larger islands of Greater Antilles (Cuba and Hispaniola) and some islands of the Bahamas archipelago; there are ancient captures in Florida and Georgia that are also recorded in scientific literature (Schaeffer, 1909: 149; Schaeffer, 1910: 391) and at least a recent one (https://bugguide.net/node/view/1483222). It is also been cited from southern Texas and Yucatan in Mexico (Erwin, 2007: 104) but without any precisions of places.

Examined specimens and literature’s data :
Bahamas. Eleuthera Island: Governors Harbour (MP), Rainbow Bay (www.gbif.org UCFC); Andros Island: Forfar Field Station (Turnbow & Thomas 2008: 12); San Salvador Island: Dixons (www.inaturalist.org); Great Abaco Island: Elbow Cay (www.inaturalist.org); .
Cuba. Cuba (MNHN), Guantánamo prov: Guantánamo (Breuning, 1927: 162); Las Tunas prov: Jobabo (Peck 2005: 27); La Habana prov; Camagüey prov: Camagüey; Santiago de Cuba prov: Vista Alegre; (Fernández, 2015: 28); Matanzas prov: Cárdenas (Fernández et al., 2009: 2).
Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo (MNHN); Baoruco: Neiba (SB); Barahona: Polo, Cabral (www.inaturalist.org); Pedernales: Oviedo (www.inaturalist.org); Puerto Plata: Altamira (www.inaturalist.org); Santiago: San José de Las Matas (www.inaturalist.org); Santiago Rodriguez: Villa Los Almácigos (www.inaturalist.org).
Haiti. Port au Prince (MNHN).
United States. Florida: Key West (Schaeffer, 1909: 149; Schaeffer, 1910: 391; AMNH, www.gbif.org BYU, OSUC), Deltona (AMNH); Georgia: Clarke county (Gidaspow, 1959: 247; AMNH).
Notes: Winged, attracted to light at night. Adults have been found during the raining season mainly from the end of April to June, remaining active from August up to October.

Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum
Dejean, 1831
Bahamas: Governors Harbour, VI-91,
Perno leg. (coll. Paglialunga)
Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum
Dejean, 1831
Bahamas: Governors Harbour, VI-91,
Perno leg. (coll. Paglialunga)
Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum
Dejean, 1831
Santo Domingo, ex coll. Mniszech,
ex coll. Maindron, ex coll Babault
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum
Dejean, 1831
Florida, Key West
(coll. American Museum of Natural History, New York)

updated April 18 2024

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