Dromius Bonelli, 1810

Rasool, Iftekhar, Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Felix, Ron F. F. L. & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2018, The Dromiusina Bonelli, 1810 of southwestern Saudi Arabia with description of a new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebiini), ZooKeys 771, pp. 73-103: 73

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.771.24165

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scientific name

Dromius Bonelli, 1810
status

 

Dromius Bonelli, 1810 

Type species.

Carabus quadrimaculatus  Linné, 1758.

The genus Dromius  is type genus of subtribe Dromiusina  , representing 105 species in the world ( Lorenz 2005) distributed in four subgenera ( Anichtchenko 2017). These species are distributed in almost all zoogeographical regions, Nearctic, Neotropical, Australian, Oriental, Afrotropical, and Palaearctic regions. In the Palaearctic it is represented by 53 species ( Bousquet 2012). This genus can be differentiated from other genera in the subtribe Dromiusina  by elongate and parallel sided elytra; head small and with constricted neck; labrum semirounded, mentum without tooth; antennae long and cylindrical, pubescence starts from antennomeres IV; base of pronotum straightly truncate, and pronotum sometimes slightly sinuate posteriorly; tarsomeres I–III dilated in fore legs, basal tarsomere of hind legs as long as last, claws dentate; elytra usually with pale macula, apical margins of elytra obliquely truncate ( Lindroth 1974, Bousquet 2010). Only D. buettikeri  Mateu, 1990 is described from Saudi Arabia and D. (Dromius) saudiarabicus  sp. n. is described in the present work from Asir Province.