Calosoma (Carabophanus) antinorii Gestro, 1878

Calosoma Antinorii Gestro, 1878: 318 (type: Argu Agher; Museo civico di Storia naturale di Genova)
Callisthenes Antinorii, Gestro, 1884: 302
Calosoma Antinorii Gestro, 1895: 17
Calosoma (Carabophanus) antinorii Breuning, 1928: 125
Carabomorphus (Carabophanus) antinorii Lapouge, 1932: 396
Orinodromus (Carabophanus) antinorii Jeannel, 1940: 143

Length 15-18 mm. Pronotum transverse, parallel-sided, with just protruding lobes. It is easily distinguishable from other species of the subgenus because of the black femurs. The colour of the upper body is also blackish with greenish reflexes more evident on the edges of elytra. Moreover one longitudinal yellow band runs on the middle of each elytron. On the width of these bands are noticeable a number of slightly darker spots, aligned along the striae. The undyed parties of the elytron are perfectly smooth and uniform.
It is located in the south of the central region of the plateau, in the ancient Ethiopian province of Shewa.

Examined specimens and literature’s data
Ethiopia. Shewa: Argu Agher (holotype, MGe); Let Marafia (MGe); Entoto (MGe); road Jiuurd Debre Birhan, 2710 m (RMCA); Termaber Pass (RMCA); crater of Mount Wenchi m 3200 - 3400 m (SB); Chacha valley (Rougemont, 1976: 259); Duber valley (Rougemont, 1976: 259); Mt. Ouaciacia (Menaghesha National Forest) (Rougemont, 1976: 259)
Gurage: Mt. Mugo (AVT)

Notes: Wingless. Adults are primarily nocturnal and adapt to different environments such as margins of cultivated fields and pastures, around 3200 and 3400m. C. Antinorii was found in activity in April when the wet period begins, in the central periods of the heavy rains in July – August, and immediately after their end, in October - November. It is possible that the adults should be active during the entire rainy period.
The species is named after Orazio Antinori (1811 - 1882) Italian explorer, having a deep knowledge of the African continent. He had established a scientific station in Ethiopia at let-Marefià, where he lived from 1876 until his death.

Calosoma (Carabophanus) antinorii
Gestro, 1878
Ethiopia: Shewa, crater of Mount Wenchi m 3200,
18.X.1985, S. Bruschi leg.
Calosoma (Carabophanus) antinorii
Gestro, 1878
Ethiopia: Shewa, crater of Mount Wenchi m 3200,
18.X.1985, S. Bruschi leg.

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