Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) hilaris sobrinus (Dejean, 1826),

Ullah, Mishkat, Naeem, Muhammad, Mahmood, Khalid & Rafi, Muhammad Ather, 2017, Faunistic studies of the tribe Brachinini (Carabidae: Coleoptera) from northern Pakistan, Zootaxa 4232 (2), pp. 173-184: 180-182

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4232.2.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3108C187-8419-46C5-8E69-B731614B9D79

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0385B42F-9B73-FFDE-FF2B-F95C9792FD59

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) hilaris sobrinus (Dejean, 1826)
status

 

Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) hilaris sobrinus (Dejean, 1826) 

Figure 3View FIGURE 3 (b)

Pheropsophus desbordesi Maindron 1899: 16  (Hrdličlka 2003; Lorenz 2016; Anichtchenko 2016)

Material examined. Punjab, Rawalpindi  , Ayub Park , 3 ♀ & 6 ♂, 20.iii.2015, Mishkat ( PMNH)  . Chakwal, Dhok Taalian , 1 ♀ & 1 ♂, 08.vi.2009. Asad Ali ( NIM)  .

Measurements. Male (n=6): TL= 14.06 mm, HW= 2.80 mm, PL= 2.76 mm, PW= 3.10 mm, EL= 8.20 mm, EW= 2.72 mm. Ratios PL/PW= 0.89, HW/PW= 0.90 and EL/EW= 3.21.

Female (n=6): TL= 15.2 mm, HW= 3.05 mm, PL= 2.8 mm, PW= 3.2 mm, EL= 9.1 mm, EW= 2.7 mm. Ratios PL/PW= 0.87, HW/PW= 0.93 and EL/EW= 3.2

Diagnosis. Head and pronotum yellow to reddish brown, pronotum sometimes with black colored boarder at base and apex. Elytra black, median transverse band yellow and rounded towards suture. Elytra apex with yellow band. Elytral epipleura yellow from mid to apex. Shape and size of median elytral band vary. Legs completely yellow.

Comments. P. (S.) hilaris sobrinus  is similar to P. (S.) africanus (Dejean 1825)  except for its lighter color (yellowish brown), smaller in size and elytral epipleura pale with fine tubercles, but almost always without visible setae. P. (S.) africanus  possesses black elytral epipleura with more or less distinctive seta-bearing tubercles; P. hilaris hilaris  is characterised by pale epipleura with fine tubercles, whereas, P. hilaris sobrinus  has more or less yellow epipleura. Both subspecies show the epipleura with fine tubercles but always without setae ( Felix et al. 2012).

Distribution. The specimens of this species were collected from Rawalpindi  , Chakwal and Peshawar. Previously, it was reported from India ( Andrewes 1930), Poonch Azad Jummu Kashmir ( Rahim et al. 2013), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan ( Anichtchenko 2016) and Yemen ( Felix et al. 2012).

PMNH

Peabody Museum of Natural History

NIM

Museum d'histoire naturelle de N�mes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Pheropsophus

Loc

Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) hilaris sobrinus (Dejean, 1826)

Ullah, Mishkat, Naeem, Muhammad, Mahmood, Khalid & Rafi, Muhammad Ather 2017
2017
Loc

Pheropsophus desbordesi

Maindron 1899: 16
1899