Sphaerotachys conspicuus (Schaum, 1863)

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: 362-363

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3799064

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Sphaerotachys conspicuus (Schaum, 1863)
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Sphaerotachys conspicuus (Schaum, 1863)  

Material examined. WMR: 1150 m: 04.IV.2017, LT   , 55 exs; 16.IV.2016, 6 exs;. WMS: 1251 m: 04.IV. 2017, HP, 16 exs. GRNR   : 1614 m: 30.I.2015, LT   , 6 exs; 21.II.2014, LT   , 7 exs; 04.III.2015, LT   , 3 exs; 02.IV.2017, HP, 4 exs; 26.IV.2014, LT   , 1 ex; 07. V.2015, LT, 1 ex; 08. VI.2014, LT, 5 exs; 31.VII.2015, LT   , 12 exs; 26.VIII.2014, LT   , 14 exs; 20.X.2014, LT   , 3 exs; 17.XI.2015, LT 1   ex; 18 XI.2015, LT   , 1 ex. 1772 m: 04.III.2015, LT   , 4 exs; 31.VII.2015, LT   , 1 ex; 26.VIII.2014, LT   , 19 exs; 20.X.2014, LT   , 1 ex. 1851 m: 04.III.2015, LT   , 2 exs; 06. VI.2014, LT, 3 exs;

31.VII.2015, LT   , 5 exs; 26.VIII.2014, LT   , 3 exs; 20.X.2014, LT, 3 exs. 1897 m   : 26.IV.2014, LT   , 2 exs; 07. V.2015, LT, 1 ex; 31.VII.2015, LT   , 4 exs; 26.VIII.2015, LT, 1 ex. 2285 m   : 31.VII.2015, LT, 1 ex. 2578 m   : 27.IV.2014, 2 exs.

Distribution. AFR_SAR species, occurring in western, central, and eastern Africa (AO, ER, ET, KE, NE, SD, SO, TD) extending northward to North Africa (DZ, EG, LY, MR) and eastward to IL and the Arabian Peninsula (AE, SA ( El-Hawagry et al. 2013), YE ( Britton 1948; Felix et al. 2012).

Life forms and Remarks. ZS(C)EG species. Britton (1948) described Tachys arabicus   from Yemen, this name was later synonymized with Tachyura sudanensis Schatzmayer & Kock, 1934   . In 1968, Basilewsky reported S. conspicuus   (as Tachyphanes conspicuus   ) from Yemen and indicated that it is the same as T. sudanensis   and T. arabicus   . Basilewsky (1979) listed the species in combination with Tachyphanes Jeannel, 1946   from Asir Province. El-Hawagry et al. (2013) later listed the species in combination with Elaphropus Motschulsky, 1839   from Baha Province. Sciaky & Vigna-Taglianti (2003) treated this species as a species of Sphaerotachys   . The adult specimens were collected at different altitudes (1150–2578 m) from various vegetation communities ( Acacia   spp., Opuntia ficus-indica   , Olea europaea   and African pencil cedar forest) of GRNR and its bottom.

LT

Université de Montréal

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute