Calosoma (Camedula) angulatum Chevrolat, 1834

Calosoma angulatum Chevrolat, 1834: 44 (described from Bocadelmonte, Mexico); holotype ♂ in Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (Erwin, 1991:26)
Calosoma angulicolle Chaudoir, 1869: 377 (distribution: Nouvelle Grenade et Venezuela); type material: 2♀♀; lectotype ♀ (erroneusly labelled: Chili) designated by Deuve (1978: 250) in Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris [examined]
Calosoma angulicolle var. uniforme Géhin, 1885: 63 note 64 (described from Mazatlan) original material and depository not stated
Callitropa (Carabosoma) angulatum angulicolle Lapouge, 1932: 386
Camedula (Carabosoma) angulatum Jeannel, 1940: 203
Camedula (Carabosoma) angulicolle Jeannel, 1940: 203
Calosoma (Carabosoma) angulatum angulatum Gidaspow, 1959: 252
Calosoma (Carabosoma) angulatum angulicolle Gidaspow, 1963: 280
Calosoma angulatum Erwin, 1991: 26
Calosoma (Carabosoma) angulatum Erwin, 2007: 86

Length 25-33 mm. C. angulatum is characterized by very angular pronotum and deep striation of elytra, on which base was created Carabosoma subgenus, that later Jeannel included inside of Camedula.
The shape of pronotum and the sculpture of elytra vary quite regularly from the northern to the most southerly populations: the populations of Colombia and Venezuela, in particular, have relatively less angular pronotum, that is also more densely dotted, and more scaly intervals.
Based on these characteristics, Jeannel has dealt with these populations as one separate species (angulicolle Chaud. 1869). Vice versa, Gidaspow (1959: 252, 1963: 280) has considered conspecific, angulatum and angulicolle, as later confirmed by Erwin (1991: 26).
C. angulatum, thus interpreted, is present in Arizona and occasionally in California, Texas (Burgess & Collins, 1917: 75) and New Mexico (Gidaspow, 1959: 253). It is widespread in Mexico, and reappears in Central America. It has been found in many localities in Costa Rica (Erwin, 1991: 26), in Nicaragua (, and cited but without any precision from Guatemala and Honduras, (Jeannel, 1940: 203). It is present in Colombia and, according to old citations, also in Venezuela (Breuning, 1928a: 103)

Examined specimens and literature’s data
Colombia. Santa Marta: Santa Marta (MNHN), Bonda (AMNH); La Guajira: Uribia, Macuira PNN (N. Forero i.l.)
Costa Rica. La Caja, San José (Erwin: 1991: 28); Puntarenas: Lepanto, Monteverde (; Guanacaste: Santa Elena (, Santa Rosa (Erwin: 1991: 28)
Mexico. Baja California: Guadalupe Island (Erwin, 2007: 86); Chiapas: Villa Morelos, Comitan, Junction Highways 190-195 (UASM); Colima: Tecoman, Colima (UASM); Guerrero: Ciudad Altamirano (SB); Jalisco: Bahia de Cuastecomate (UASM), Guadalajara, Melaque (SB); Michaocan: La Placita (AVT), Huetamo (; Morelos: Tejalpa (UASM), Cuernavaca (JM); Nayarit: Ahuacatlan (UASM); Oaxaca: Juchatengo (UASM), Santiago Astata (http://www.ebay /); San Luis Potosi: Tamuin (SB), Ciudad Valles, El Naranjo (UASM); Sinaloa: La Noria, Guasave, Culiacan, Mazatlan (UASM); Sonora: Aconchi, Moctezuma, Yecora, Alamos, Sierra de Alamos, Mazatan, Bacanora Nacozari, Tecoripa, (UASM); Tamaulipas: La Mesa, Rio Sabinas, Magiscatzin, Ciudad Mante, Ciudad Victoria, Villa Manuel, Villa de Casas (UASM); Veracruz: Boca del Monte (type C. angulatum MNHN), Palma Sola (UASM)
Nicaragua. Granada: Reserva Natural Vocan Mombacho (; León (; Chinandega (
United States. Arizona: S. Cruz County (EM, SB), Santa Rita Experimental Station, Santa Rita Mountains (, Pima County ( Texas: Cameron County (

Notes: Winged, often attracted to light at night. It lives from lowlands up to an altitude of 1800m. In Nicaragua it has been reported feeding on the noctuid caterpillar Spatodoptera frugiperda. Active adults have been noted from May to November (Erwin, 2007: 86).

Calosoma (Camedula) angulatum
Chevrolat, 1834
United States, Arizona: S. Cruz County,
Rio Rico, VII.75 Lenczy leg.
Calosoma (Camedula) angulatum
Chevrolat, 1834
United States, Arizona: S. Cruz County,
Rio Rico, VII.75 Lenczy leg.
Calosoma (Camedula) angulatum
Chevrolat, 1834
Mexico,Morelos, Cuernavaca 23.06.2011
(photo and coll. J. Matějíček)

Calosoma (Camedula) angulatum
Chevrolat, 1834
Nouvelle Grenade ou Venezuela (Chili?)
(type of Calosoma angulicolle Chaudoir, 1869)
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)

last review April 22 2019