New distributional record of Cylindera (Oligoma) paradoxa (W. Horn, 1892) (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka

Agasthya Thotagamuwa, Chandima Dangalle, Erandathie Lokupitiya, Nirmale Pallewatta, Tharaka Wijerathne


Since the 19th century, Cylindera (Oligomaparadoxa (W. Horn, 1892) has been recorded from only 10 locations in Sri Lanka, with only 2 of those recorded in the past 30 years. We recently found this species in the Keeragala estate (Ratnapura District) during field surveys. Our new record fills a gap in the knowledge of this species’ distribution in Sri Lanka.


tiger beetles; range extension; Keeragala

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