Anthicus arisi Pic, 1905

Telnov, Dmitry & Ghahari, Hassan, 2018, An annotated checklist of the Anthicidae and pediline Pyrochroidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Iran, with thirteen new country records, Zootaxa 4497 (4), pp. 451-491: 455

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Anthicus arisi Pic, 1905


Anthicus arisi Pic, 1905 

= Anthicus tedjensis  PIC, 1913

Published data. Iran (Сhandler et al. 2008, as Cordicollis tedjensis  , checklist).

New records. SE IRAN: Sista prov. 100 km SE Zahedan Tamin, 2100m 3.V.2006, A. Klimenko leg. (1 specimen ADС); S-IRAN,Prov. Hormozgan Bandar-Abbas,W, Khamir rd. ,street lamps, 11 mNN 27°09’35”N, 56°09‘19“E 10.III.2014,leg. D.Frenzel (1 NMEAbout NME) ( Fig. 2 View Figure ).GoogleMaps 

Chorotype. Сentralasiatic (5.03 СAS), including S Russia and whole territory of Iran.

Comments on morphology. Protibiae distally with an external tooth somewhat similar like in A. bimaculatus (Illiger, 1801)  . This species is conspicuous due to the presence of two strong tibial spurs on each tibia, of which internal spur is peculiar—broad and scoop-like ( Fig. 3 View Figure ).


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