Calosoma (Carabops) rugolosum Beheim & Breuning, 1943

Calosoma (Carabomorphus) rugolosum Beheim & Breuning, 1943: 21 (type: Tangajika territorium, Tanga; coll. Vogt, Zoölogisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Carabops rugolosus Rougemont, 1976: 271
Carabomorphus rugolosum Lorenz, 2005: 70

Length 20-24 mm. It has head and pronotum strongly wrinkled. Pronotum moderately transverse, posteriorly narrow and weakly sinuata. The elytra are rather elongated in the type but shorter in the other specimens examined. The sculpture of the elytra is definitely raised and consists in primary intervals in tubercles, secondary ones in continuous ribs, and tertiary ones in loose granules (hétérodyname "sculpture of Jeannel). It has been described (Beheim & Breuning, 1943) on a specimen doubtfully referred to the northern Tanzania (the town of Tanga, on the coast, is certainly an inaccurate locality). The author considered that it more likely should come from Ethiopia, and Rougemont (1976:272) believed he could identify it in some specimens found in the Rift Valley, that most likely belong instead to the complex of forms of aetiopicum. Finally, it was subsequently found in many specimens in northern Tanzania (Manyara region).

Examined specimens
Tanzania: Manyara region, Bonga village near Babati (AVT, EM, EO, SB)

Notes Brachypterous, Diurnal and presumably nocturnal. There are about a dozen specimens scattered in various collections. The more recent collecting, took place in a forest, at an altitude of 1,500 m. The individuals were found in activity on the ground after a rainfall in November and December, at the beginning of the rainy season.

Calosoma (Carabops) rugolosum ♂ Beheim & Breuning, 1943
Tanzania, Manyara region, Bonga village near Babati,
XI.92, Werner lgt. (coll. Vigna Taglianti)
Calosoma (Carabops) rugolosum ♀ Beheim & Breuning, 1943
Tanzania, Manyara region, Bonga village near Babati,
XI.92, Werner lgt. (coll. Vigna Taglianti)

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