Calosoma (Ctenosta) planicolle Chaudoir, 1869

Calosoma planicolle Chaudoir, 1869: 569 (type: Zambéze; Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma procerum Harold, 1880: 260
Calosoma (Ctenosta) planicolle Breuning, 1927: 188
Calosoma (Ctenosta) planicollis Lapouge, 1932: 415
Ctenosta planicolle Jeannel, 1940: 130


Length 30-40 mm. The sculpture of elytra in this species, as it is in senegalense, is characterized by the tertiary intervals that are more elevated than the others ("hétérodyname" sculpture of Jeannel) and deeply incised. The primary and secondary ones instead consist of rough grains. However planicolle is aeasily distinguished by the glossy black color of the upper body with foveae of the primaries of the same color, and by the rounded tip of the metatrochanter in both sexes.
It occupies eastern and southern Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar.

Examined specimens and literature’s data
Angola: Benguela (NMP); Galinda (RMCA), Huila, Kipungo (www.entomologiitaliani.net)
Botswana. Ngamiland district, NE of Maun, Tamala-kane (Häckel et al, 2016: 13).
Central African Republic: Bangui, foret de Bimbo (EM, SB); Sassa (type of Colmanti, MRCA)
Congo (Republic of Congo-Brazzaville): Kouilou dept., Kola (SB); Konkouati reserve (http://www.insecte.org/)
Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo): Kasai, Lubudi (RMCA); Lubumbashi (RMCA); Likasi (RMCA); Mutaka (RMCA); Conkouati (http://www.insecte.org/)
Ethiopia: El Banno (= Tertale) (AVT); Shewa, Awash nat.park (SB); Harar (RMCA)
Kenya : Kakamega forest (SB); Nairobi (Jeannel 1940: 129), Voi (Jeannel 1940: 129); Tsavo, Mtitoanday; Sosoma, 202 km E of Thika (Häckel et al, 2016: 13)
Madagascar: Madagascar (EM)
Malawi: Chisasira (=Chinteche) (RMCA)
Moçambique: Maputo: Boane (SB), Barragem de Corumane (SB); Cabo Delgado: Pemba (SB); Gorongosa (RMCA); Sofala, 30 km S Caia (Häckel et al, 2016: 13)
Namibia: Khomas region (http://www.ebay/), Etosha, Namutoni (www.entomologiitaliani.net); Kavango reg., Okavango river, Rundu, 1050 m; Caprivi reg., Bagani-Popa Falls (Häckel et al, 2016: 13)
Somalia: Lower Shebeli: Mogadishu (EM, SB); Afgoi (AVT, EM, SB); Abarei (AVT, SB)
South Africa: northern Transvaal (http://carabidae.org/)
Tanzania: Deutsch Östafrica (EM); Tuliani, Morogoro (SB); Kilimanjaro (Breuning, 1927: 189), Kilimatinde (Breuning, 1927: 189), Lukuleli (Jeannel 1940: 129), Lindi (Jeannel 1940: 129), Tura (Jeannel 1940: 129)
Togo: Badou (http://www.ebay/)
Uganda : Jinja (Jeannel 1940: 129)
Zambia: Zambéze (type (?) MNHN); Kafue River (EM); Mweru (RMCA); Southern Prov., Victoria Falls (Häckel et al, 2016: 13)
Zimbabwe: Harare, Mutare, Gweru, Umvuma, Plumtree (O’Neil, 1920: 53); Midlands Prov., Kwekwe env. 20 km w. Ngezi Park; Matabeleland Prov., 60 km N of Bulawayo, Marapoosa road; Masvingo province, 95 km NE Beitbridge, Bubi river (Häckel et al, 2016: 14)

Notes: Winged, attracted to light at night. The specimens examined were captured during the raining seasons that characterize the monsoon climate, in east Africa from May to August and in southern Africa from October to December.

Calosoma (Ctenosta) planicolle
Chaudoir, 1869
Zambéze (holotype)
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)
Calosoma (Ctenosta) planicolle
Chaudoir, 1869
Somalia: Lower Shebeli, Abarei, Lake Joware,
13-14.V.1988, Bruschi & Vigna
Calosoma (Ctenosta) planicolle
Chaudoir, 1869
Somalia: Lower Shebeli, Abarei, Lake Joware,
13-14.V.1988, Bruschi & Vigna

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