Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) lissoderus Chaudoir, 1850,

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: 182-183

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Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) lissoderus Chaudoir, 1850


Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) lissoderus Chaudoir, 1850 

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Material examined. Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad, Faisal Mosque , Trail No. 6, 1 ♀ & 1 ♂, 13.iv.2014; Islamabad, Quaid-i-Azam University, Village Rumli, 1 ♀ & 1 ♂, 21.iii.2015, Mishkat ( PMNH)  . Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Butgram , 1 ♀, 24.vii.1988, L. A. Abro ( PMNH)  . Azad Jummu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad , Hattiyan Dupata , 2 ♀, 25.iv.2016; Neelum Valley , Kahori, 1 ♂, 25.iv.2016 Mishkat ( PMNH)  .

Measurements. Male (n=3): TL= 15.97 mm, HW= 2.95 mm, PL= 3.02 mm, PW= 3.18 mm, EL= 9.62 mm, EW= 3.04 mm. Ratios PL/PW= 0.94, HW/PW= 0.92 and EL/EW= 3.04

Female (n=5): TL= 15.74 mm, HW= 2.80 mm, PL= 2.90 mm, PW= 2.98 mm, EL= 9.30 mm, EW= 2.88 mm. Ratios PL/PW= 0.97, HW/PW= 0.93 and EL/EW= 3.22

Diagnosis. Head reddish brown, antenna yellowish brown. Pronotum reddish brown, square shaped, impunctate and smooth. Pronotum lateral bead black. Elytra black, humeral mark yellow, median transverse band yellow more angular at edges slightly dilated at eighth elytral interval. Elytral epipleura black. Apical elytral band yellow. Legs yellow, femora apical ends (knees) black.

Comments. This species shows the same coloration of head, pronotum and elytra than P. (S.) catoirei  . Differences include pronotum smooth, impunctate and square shaped in P. (S.) lissoderus  . Elytorn humeral mark large and longitudinal, median transverse band strongly serrated at edges, apical transverse band yellow from interval 2-7 in P. (S.) lissoderus  . Legs yellow with black knees while entirely yellow in P. catoirei  .

Distribution. This species was collected from Islamabad and Butgram. Previously, it was recorded from Bhutan, China (Xizang, Tibet) and India ( Anichtchenko 2016).


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