Biodiversity of tiger beetles from Angola with the description of a new species of the genus Neochila Basilewsky, 1953 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae).

Affiliation

cE3c-Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, R. Ernesto de Vasconcelos, Ed. C2, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, PORTUGAL. [Email]

Abstract

One new tiger beetle species of the genus Neochila Basilewsky, 1953 is described from Angola. The genus is a new record for this country also. An annotated list of species of Cicindelidae sampled in Angola, including data on distribution and general ecology of these beetles is presented. Further, a dichotomic key is made available for the identification of Neochila species of the katangana group.

Keywords

Cicindelidae, Neochila, new species, distribution, Angola, Coleoptera,

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