Amiantus costipennis Kolbe, 1886

Original description in:
Kolbe, H. J. 1886. Neue afrikanische Coleoptera des Berliner zoologischen Museums. Entomologische Nachrichten 11.
Translated from German:
Distinguished by the regular and heavily costate, shiny black and short elytra, the coarse-wrinkled dull black pronotum and the gray-brown tomented legs.
The short elytra have six straight ones each strong costae, which are weakened towards the suture; the spaces between the costae are irregularly and scatteredly punctured. The space between the outer costa and the pleurae is very wide and very faintly scattered punctures. The back of the elytra is highly arched. The prothorax is slightly wider than long, the anterior angles pulled forward, the posterior ones blunt-rounded at an angle, very coarse and almost wrinkled on the upper side and punctured. Labrum narrowed at the back, truncated at the front, the corners rounded, completely smooth on top, unpunctuated, clypeus and forehead with scattered coarse dots, the back of the head with dense and fine punctures.
Body length 16, largest width 11 mm.

Type locality: Berlin mission station Mp'hôme (Mphome), later renamed to Kratzenstein, located in Haenertsburg (Limpopo, South Africa).

Distribution: Probably endemic to the North Eastern portion of the Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, south of Tzaneen.

Photos of specimen from Limpopo, collected by Junod from the surronds of Shiluvane on RBINS Virtual Collections

iNat observation:

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