Tachyura biblis ( Britton, 1948 )

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: 363

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Tachyura biblis ( Britton, 1948 )


Tachyura biblis ( Britton, 1948)  

Material examined. GRNR: 1614 m: 21.II.2014, LT, 2 exs   ; 04.III.2015, LT, 1 ex; 26.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex; 31.VII.2015, Lt, 1 ex; 26.VIII.2014, LT, 2 exs. 1772 m: 04.III.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1851 m: 20.X.2014, LT, 1 ex. 1897 m: 26.IV.2014, LT, 2 exs. 2285 m: 31.VII.2015, LT, 2 exs. 2387 m: 26.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex. 2578 m: 21.X.2014, PT, 1 ex. 2761 m: 04.III.2015, LT, 5 exs; 26.IV.2014, LT, 2 exs; 27.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex; 06. VI.2014, LT, 1 ex. 2820 m: 27.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex; 20.X.2014, LT, 2 exs.

Distribution. AFR_SAR species, known from Saharan Africa (DZ, MR, NE, TD), Horn of Africa (DJ) and southwestern Asia (AE, IR, SA, YE (including Socotra Island) (( Felix et al. 2012; Azadbakhsh et al. 2016).

Life forms and Remarks. ZS(C)EG species. This species was recorded as T. biblis   from Riyadh Province by Basilewsky (1979) and the above specimens are new for Asir Province. Adults were collected in all altitudes (1614–2820 m) of GRNR   .


Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute