Dromius buettikeri Mateu, 1990: 40

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

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

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scientific name

Dromius buettikeri Mateu, 1990: 40
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Dromius buettikeri Mateu, 1990: 40  Figures 13, 24, 39, 50

Dromius buettikeri  Mateu, 1990: 40.

Type locality.

Saudi Arabia, Makkah, Harithi.

Type depository.

Holotype male and paratypes one male and one female in NHMB.

Material examined.

Total 22 specimens: Al Baha: 1♀, "KSA, Al Baha, Al Makhwa, Shada Al Aala, 19°50.710'N E41°18.267'E Alt. 1474 m, 27.I.2014, (LT)., 1♀, "19°50.575'N 41°18.691'E Alt. 1666 m, 27.I.2015, (LT)., 1♀, "19°50.411'N 41°18.686'E Alt. 1611 m, 27.I.2015, (LT)., 1♂, "19°50.329'N 41°18.604'E N 41°18.604'E Alt. 1563 m, 27.I.2015, (LT)., 1♀, "19°51.066'N 41°18.037'E Alt. 1325 m, (LT)., 1♂, 1♀, "19°50.710'N 41°18.267'E Alt. 1474 m, 15.II.2014, (LT), H. Al Dhafer, M.S. Abdel-Dayem, H. H. Fadl, A. El Turkey, A. Elgarbaway & I. Rasool". 1♂, "19°52.717'N 41°18.712'E Alt. 825 m, 15.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♀, "13.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♀, "19°52.685'N 41°18.663'E Alt. 851 m, 15.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♂, 1♀, "19°52.598'N 41°18.672'E Alt. 892 m, 12.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♀, "19°51.066'N 41°18.037'E Alt. 1325 m, 15.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♂, 2♀, "14.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♂, "9°50.710'N 41°18.267'E Alt. 1474 m, 14.XI.2015, (LT), H. Al Dhafer, M.S. Abdel-Dayem, H. H. Fadl, A. El Turkey, A. Elgarbaway & Soliman, A". 1♂, "19°50.710'N 41°18.267'E Alt. 1474 m, 08.XII.2014, (LT), H. Al Dhafer, M.S. Abdel-Dayem, H.H. Fadl, A. El Turkey, A. Elgarbaway & I. Rasool". Asir: 1♀, "KSA, Abha, Wadi Rayda, 18°11.749'N 42°23.345'E Alt. 1614 m, 24.II.2014, (LT), I. Rasool." 1♂, "17.XI.2015, (LT)., 1♀, "18°11.749'N 42°23.345'E Alt. 1614 m, 11.XII.2014, (LT)., 1♂, "18°11.679'N 42°23.691'E Alt. 1851 m, 11.XII.2014, (LT), H. Al Dhafer, M.S. Abdel-Dayem, H.H. Fadl, A. El Turkey, A. Elgarbaway & I. Rasool" [KSMA]. 1♂, "KSA, Abha, Wadi Rayda, 18°11.749'N 42°23.345'E Alt. 1614 m, 24.II.2014, (LT), I. Rasool" [RMNH].

Description.

Elongate and parallel sized species (Fig. 24), 5.50-6.30 mm. Color: Head, pronotum and basal four sternite light brown in the middle; mouth parts, antennae, legs, anterior 3/4 of epipleurae testaceous; humeri with pale or testaceous macula may extend to middle of elytra; rest of elytra, apical fourth of epipleurae and lateral boarders of elytra, last two abdominal sternite dark brown. Microsculpture: Head, pronotum, elytra with isodiametric mesh pattern; abdomen with depressed microlines. Head: Wider than long, HL 0.92-1.06 mm, HW 1.05-1.12 mm, narrower than pronotum; tempora short and curved (Fig. 13). Pronotum: Broad, transverse, PL 0.99-0.92 mm, PW 1.23-1.34 mm, lateral margins almost straight, basal angles right with straight base (Fig. 13). Elytra: Elongate and parallel sized, WL 3.25-3.75 mm, EW 1.87-2.12 mm. Claws with 2-3 teeth in the middle. Abdomen: last two sternite with 8 setiferous setae in females and 4 in males; lateral margins with fine scattered pubescence. Aedeagus: narrowed at both ends, AL 1.09 mm. In lateral view, it is incised in the middle from ventral sides and hump like from dorsal sides, broad in the middle. Tip of apical lamina short and rounded, weakly incised near dorsal margin of apical lamella (Fig. 39).

Ecological notes.

Adult beetles were collected by UV–light from elevation ranges from 1474-1851 m on steep sloop mountains (Fig. 50), characterized by surface vegetation, stones, gravels and small shrubs and trees, this species was collected in December to February in winter season.

Geographical distribution.

Endemic to the Saudi Arabia and only found in nature reserve of Rayda mountains in Abha, Asir ( Mateu 1990, Kabak 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Dromius