Microlestes discoidalis (Fairmaire, 1892),

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: 353

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Microlestes discoidalis (Fairmaire, 1892)


Microlestes discoidalis (Fairmaire, 1892) 

Material examined. WMR: 1150 m: 04.IV.2017, LT, 3 exs. GRNR: 1614 m: 30.I.2015, LT, 1 ♀; 24.II.2014, LT, 1 ♀; 24.III.2014, LT, 1 ♂  ..

Distribution. AFR_ORR_SAR species, occurring across the tropics of west, central and east Africa (CD, CV, DJ, ER, ET, KE, MR, NE, SD, SO, TD, TZ) eastward to south and southwestern Asia (AE, AF, BD, IL, IN, IR, OM, SA, TR, YE).

Life forms and Remarks. ZS(C)LC species. This taxon was previously recorded from Makkah Province ( Britton 1948; Mateu 1979) and recently from Asir, Baha, and Jizan ( Rasool et al. 2018b), and from Riyadh ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2017). The above adults were collected from an Opuntia ficus-indica  community at the lowest altitude of GRNR (1614 m) and from an Acacia  community at the bottom of GRNR (1150 m).


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