Amblystomus orpheus (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1853)

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: 348

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Amblystomus orpheus (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1853)


Amblystomus orpheus (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1853)  

Material examined. WMR: 1150 m: 01.IV.2017, HP, 1 ex; 04.IV.2017, LT, 3 ex.   GRNR: 1614 m: 21.II.2014, LT, 6 exs   ; 24. II.2014, LT, 12 exs.   1772 m: 04.IV.2017, HP, 1 ex. 1897 m: 26.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex.  

Distribution: AFR species, occurring throughout most of tropical and subtropical areas of sub-Saharan Africa (AO, BF, BI, CD, CF, CM, CV, ER, ET, KE, ML, MR, MW, MZ, NA, NE, SN, SO, TD, TZ, UG, ZA, ZW) and has dispersed into the Arabian Peninsula (AE, YE). A new record to SA.

Life forms and Remarks. MSCD species. The adults were found under stones among grass and collected by handpicking and from light traps placed in Opuntia ficus-indica   community (1614–1897 m.a.s.l.) and the Acacia   community at a low altitude (1150 m).


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