Calosoma (Orinodromus) leleupi Basilewsky, 1962

Orinodromus Leleupi Basilewsky, 1962: 66 (type locality: Ngorongoro), holotype ♂ in Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren [examined]

Basilewsky (1962:65) described as a good species: C. leleupi, from mount Ngoro Ngoro, 200 km west of Kilimanjaro, quite far from the crater of mount Hanang, and from mount Ufiomi, where C. neumanni, another very similar species, lives.
C. leleupi is quite similar to C. neumanni in outer facies, but differs in the shape of pronotum that is rounded at the rear, with not protruding lobes, and especially differs because the inner armature of the penis has a ligule with the apex twisted on its side, asymmetric.
Note that the two species occupy two mountain ranges west of Kilimanjaro, widely separated from each other by large tracts of arid savannah.

Material examined:
Tanzania, Ngorongoro, praire subalpine, 1500-2500m, (RMCA, holotype & paratypes) (MNHN, NMB, paratypes)

Notes: Wingless. The capture of specimens of the typical series was performed in alpine meadow at 2600m altitude in the month of May.
The species is named after Narcisse Leleup (1912 – 2001) an entomologist who collected in Congo and in other African countries for the Tervuren Museum in the years 1940s & 1950s.

Calosoma (Orinodromus) neumanni leleupi
Ngorongoro, praire subalpine, 1500-2500m, 17-18.VI.1957, miss. Zool. IRSAC en Afrique Orientale (P.Basilewsky et N. Leleup)
(coll. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Central, Tervuren)
Calosoma (Orinodromus) neumanni leleupi
Basilewsky, 1962
Ngoro Ngoro 2600m, 17-18.VI.57, Leleup
(coll. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris)

last review april. 18 2019