Calosoma (Carabops) nyassicum Basilewsky, 1984

Carabops nyassicus Basilewsky, 1984: 627 (type: Malawi: Nyika Plateau, Mwenembwe; Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren)

Length 24-25 mm. C. nyassicum has moderately transverse pronotum with sides regularly rounded. Head and pronotum are strongly wrinkled. The elytra are elongated, slightly widened in the posterior third. The elytral sculpture is characterized by strongly imbricate tertiary intervals narrower and less elevated than the primary and secondary ones that are incised by transverse wrinkles but not interrupted.
C. nyassicum has been found in northern Malawi: Nyika Plateau. Only three female specimens are known.

Examined specimens
Malawi: Nyika Plateau, Mwenembwe, 2300-2400m (type, RMCA)

Notes Brachypterous with wings reaching the half of elytron but very narrow and nonfunctional. The specimens of the typical series were collected in alpine grassland between 2300 and the 2400m. of altitude, in December at the end of the rainy period (Basilewsky 1984: 627).

Calosoma (Carabops) nyassicum
Basilewsky, 1984
Malawi North Reg., Nyika Plateau, Mwenembwe,
2300-2400m, 17.XII.1981, R. Jocqué
(holotype, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren)
Calosoma (Carabops) nyassicum
Basilewsky, 1984
Malawi North Reg., Nyika Plateau, Mwenembwe,
2300-2400m, 17.XII.1981, R. Jocqué
(paratype, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren)

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