Lebia

Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Rasool, Iftekhar, Elgharbawy, Ali A., Nagel, Peter & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2018, Faunistic inventory and zoogeographical analysis of the ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of Garf Raydah Nature Reserve, Southwestern of Saudi Arabia, and description of a new species of Paussinae, Zootaxa 4514 (3), pp. 341-371: 352

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4514.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8F3F3680-5950-4FAB-B8DC-455FAC27535A

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3798980

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03811B61-FF82-FF85-A5BC-F81DFD4AFAFC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Lebia
status

 

Lebia   spec.

Material examined. GRNR: 1851 m: 26.IV.2014   , LT, 2 ♀. 1897 m: 26.IV.2014   , LT, 2 ♀   .

Comments. This species was found close to Lebia   (L.) zanzibarica Chaudoir, 1878   , in colour and pattern when compared with paratype. But differs by the frons and disc of the pronotum much more coarsely punctured in L. zanzibarica   , while in L. spec. the frons is smooth and only sporadic punctured. Also the sculpture of the pronotum is different. Specimens of L. spec. are also compared with nearby Afro-Ethiopian species in the collection of the Tropical Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium, and result suggests that these specimens belong to a new species. All specimens examined are females, it is impossible to study the morphology of the male tibia to assign a certain subgenus and we cannot describe it yet, because of the lack of males ( Rasool et al. 2018a).

Life forms and Remarks. ZPLD species. Recently this putative species was reported tentatively from KSA (Asir Province: GRNR), due to lack of male adults. The adult specimens were collected from Opuntia ficus-indica   and Olea europaea   plant communities of GRNR.

LT

Université de Montréal