Brachinus (Aploa) pictus Hope, 1833

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: 176

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Brachinus (Aploa) pictus Hope, 1833
status

 

Brachinus (Aploa) pictus Hope, 1833  

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Brachinus figratus Chaudoir, 1852: 41   ( Anichtchenko 2016; Lorenz 2016)

Material examined. Punjab, Mianwali, Nummal Lake , 1 ♀ & 1 ♂, 09.iii.2007, M. Abbas; Attock, Akhori, 11 ♀ & 4 ♂, 29.iii.2014   ; Attock, Humak , 1♀ & 1♂, 29.iii.2014   ; Chakwal, Katas , 1 ♂, 30.v.2014, Mishkat ( PMNH).  

Measurements: Male (n=5): TL= 10.55 mm, HW= 2.17 mm, PL= 1.73 mm, PW= 2.32 mm, EL= 6.50 mm, EW= 2.62 mm. Ratios PL/PW= 0.74, HW/PW= 0.93 and EL/EW= 2.48

Female (n=5): TL= 10.97 mm, HW= 2.18 mm, PL= 1.89 mm, PW= 2.33 mm, EL= 6.82 mm, EW= 2.73 mm. Ratios PL/PW= 0.81, HW/PW= 0.93 and EL/EW= 2.49

Diagnosis. Body mostly yellow, antennal segments V to XI brownish. Elytra length 2.48 times of its maximum width, with black marks near the scutellum along the suture upto 2/5 of elytra length, two rounded sub-humeral spots narrowly extended to the shoulders and a sub-apical transverse band with three posterior spots merged to form a continuous sinuated band.

Comments. This species closely resembles B. (A.) nobilis Dejean, 1931   in color details: both species are yellowish, but the outer subhumeral spot extends to the humeral region in B. (A.) pictus   , which is never the case in B. (A.) nobilis   .

Distribution. The species was collected in Attock and Mianwali regions. All of the earlier records of this species originated from India (Maharashtra; West Bengal), Iran, Sri Lanka and Thailand ( Anichtchenko 2016; Lorenz 2016).

PMNH

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Brachinus

Loc

Brachinus (Aploa) pictus Hope, 1833

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

Brachinus figratus

Chaudoir 1852: 41
1852