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 Greater Antilles (Bahamas, Cuba, Santo Domingo); there are ancient captures in Florida and Georgia that are also recorded in scientific literature (Schaeffer, 1909: 149 and 1910: 391) and at least a recent one (https://bugguide.net/node/view/1483222). It is also 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); Great Abaco Island, Hope Town (https://bugguide.net/ 1483222).
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), Neiba (SB), Santiago: San José de Las Matas (www.inaturalist.org); Puerto Plata: Altamira (www.inaturalist.org).
Haiti. Port au Prince (MNHN).
United States. Florida: Key West (Schaeffer, 1910: 391; AMNH, www.gbif.org BYU, OSUC), Deltona (AMNH), Enterprise (Schaeffer, 1909: 149); Georgia: Clarke county (Gidaspow, 1959: 247; AMNH).
Notes: Winged, attracted to light at night. Adults have been found during the raining season from the end of April to June, up to August and September.

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 August 28 2020

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