Calosoma (Calodrepa) splendidum Dejean, 1831

Calosoma splendidum Dejean, 1831: 558 (type, described from: St-Domingue; ex coll. Oberthur, presently not to be found)
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 Greater Antilles (Bahamas, Cuba, Santo Domingo); there are ancient captures in Florida and Georgia that are also recorded in scientific literature (Schaeffer, 1909: 149; Burgess & Collins, 1917:123; Gidaspow, 1959: 247) and it is cited from southern Texas and Yucatan in Mexico (Erwin, 2007: 104) without any precisions of places.

Examined specimens and literature’s data :
Bahamas: Eleuthera Island, Governors Harbour (MP); Andros Island, Forfar Field Station (Turnbow & Thomas 2008: 12).
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).
Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo (MNHN); Neiba (SB).
Haiti: Port au Prince (MNHN).
United States. Florida: Key West (AMNH), Deltona (AMNH), Enterprise (Schaeffer, 1909: 149), Chokoloskee (Gidaspow, 1959: 247); Georgia: Clarke county (AMNH).

Notes: Winged, attracted to light at night. Adults have been found from the beginning of the raining season from April to June, up to August.

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)


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