Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense Jakobson, 1900

Carabops harrarensis Jakobson, 1900: 264 (type: Malkarafu prope Charrar; coll. Kachovskyi, Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg)
Carabops Kovácsi Csiki, 1924: 21
Calosoma (Carabomorphus) abyssinicum ssp. harrarensis Breuning, 1928: 131
Carabomorphus (Carabops) abyssinicum harrarensis Lapouge, 1932: 398
Carabops angustipennis Jeannel 1940: 138 (type: Harrar; Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Carabops harrarensis Jeannel, 1940: 139
Carabomorphus harrarensis Lorenz, 2005: 70

Length 16-20 mm. It is similar to abyssinicum but the pronotum is not transverse, rather moderately elongated and, though regularly rounded, it is narrowed posteriorly. harrarense is further distinguished by the elytra moderately elongated. The sculpture of the elytron has 16 intervals of the same width and height (sculpture "triploid" and "homodyname" sensu Jeannel), similar to abyssinicum, but the striae between the intervals are conspicuously dotted and the dots also affect the adjacent intervals. The upper body is entirely black, with faint metallic reflections.
Jeannel (1940: 138) described a new species angustipenne, based on single male, that was characterized, in comparison with abyssinicum, for its elongated shape. In fact the pronotum is clearly narrowed in the rear and the elytra are long, with almost parallell sides. Later Rougemont (1976: 268) considered angustipenne synonymous of abyssinicum, denying the constancy of the characteristics However angustipenne, except for the absence of punctuation on the striae, is rather similar to harrarense and the only known individual is characterized by a slender body shape, having less raised and less rough sculputure of elytra.
Unfortunately, the scarcity of recent findings and the impossibility to design a distribution area based on exact indications of locality, do not allow to form a definite opinion.
harrarense, up to now, has only been found in the mountains of the ancient Ethiopian province of Harrar (Che'erch'er range)

Examined specimens and literature’s data
Ethiopia. Harar: Dire Dawa (AC, RMCA); environs de Harar (type of angustipenne MNHN); Che'erch'er range: Zaphiro (MNHN), Gura Mulata (MNHN), Hìcka Burka (MNHN, RMCA).

Notes: Wingless. It can be found at high altitudes (2.200-2.500m). Adults are nocturnal and on the day they shelter under stones. Catches are reported in the rainy period, from August to October (Rougemont, 1976: 270)

Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense
Jakobson, 1900
Harar, Zaphiro, Gura Mulata, 26.III.(19)00
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense
Jakobson, 1900
Ethiopie mer., Hìcka Bourka, avril 1905, de Rotschild
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense
Jakobson, 1900
Ethiopie mer., Hìcka Bourka, avril 1905, de Rotschild
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)

Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense
Jakobson, 1900
Ethiopia: environs de Harrar, Kachovsky, ex coll. Maindron
(Typus of Carabops angustipennis Jeannel, 1940)
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense
Jakobson, 1900
Ethiopie merid., Bourka, de Rotschild, 1905, coll. Museum Paris
(Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren)
Calosoma (Carabops) harrarense
Jakobson, 1900
Abyssinie, D.(ire) Daua, coll. Le Moult
(Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren)

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