Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) griseus ( Panzer, 1796 ), Panzer, 1796

Kataev, Boris M. & Liang, Hongbin, 2015, Taxonomic review of Chinese species of ground beetles of the subgenus Pseudoophonus (genus Harpalus) (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Zootaxa 3920 (1), pp. 1-39: 9

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Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) griseus ( Panzer, 1796 )
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Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) griseus ( Panzer, 1796)  

( Figs 15–16 View FIGURES 15 – 18 )

Carabus griseus Panzer, 1796   : no 1. Type locality: "Brunsvigiae", Germany.

Carabus bicolor Marsham, 1802: 436   (non Drury, 1770). Type locality: Britain.

Harpalus Reichei Desbrochers   des Loges, 1867: 42. Type locality: France.

Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) xinjiangensis Huang, Hu & Sun, 1994: 263   , 267, syn. n. Type locality: Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Material examined. More than 2700 specimens (more than 2150 from China), including the following specimens from Xinjiang, Hebei, Sichuan and Guizhou. China. XINJIANG: 1 ♂, 2 ♀, "Kachgarie, oasis de Koutchar, Dr. L. Vaillant 1909 " ( MNHN); 1 ♀, "Kuldzha A. Regel. 1878 " ( ZIN); 1 ♂, "Tien Shan to Taushkan-darya 20.V. 3.VI. 89 Pevtsov" ( ZIN); 1 ♀, "Kashgaria, foothills of Kara-Teke, Yark.[end] -Dar.[ya] 10–22.VI. 89, Pevtsov" ( ZIN); 1 ♂, "Tat-..uia 1.VII. 90 Gr.[abczewski]" ( ZIN); 1 ♂, "Sandjac 4.VII. 90 Gr.[abczewski]" ( ZIN); 1 ♀, "Ilsmash 6.VIII. 90 Gr.[abczewski]" ( ZIN); 1 ♀, "Kul 15.VIII. 90 Gr.[abczewski]" ( ZIN); 1 ♀, "Arlalyn 4.IX. 90 Gr.[abczewski]" ( ZIN); 1 ♂, "Takrakhan 3.X. 90 Gr.[abczewski]" ( ZIN); 2 ♂, N Tien Shan, Koeksu Riv., S of Tekes, 42 ° 47 ' 04"N 81 ° 54 ' 11 "E – 42 ° 45 ' 14 "N 81 ° 55 ' 47 "E, 1550–1615 m, 7.VII. 2012, I.I. Kabak leg. (cIB&IK); 2 specimens, Koeksu Vall., Dunsala Riv., S of Tekes, 42 ° 44 ' 15 "N 81 ° 55 ' 41 "E – 42 ° 43 '09"N 81 ° 51 ' 53 "E, 1670–2555 m, 7.VII. 2012, I.I. Kabak leg. (cIB&IK); 2 ♂, Kunges Riv., N Kunges, 43 ° 31 ' 12 "N 83 ° 15 ' 22 "E, H= 840 m, 15.VII. 2012, I.I. Kabak leg. (cIB&IK); 1 ♀, S slope of East Tien Shan, Kucha R., N of Kucha Vill., 2000 m, 7.VI. 2001, I.I. Kabak leg. (cIB&IK). HEBEI: 18 specimens (♂ and ♀), Zhuolu County, Nan-Jiakou, 1200–1600 m, 21–22.VIII. 2005, Li Xueyan leg. ( IOZ). SICHUAN: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Batang, Zhubalong, Sanjiacun, Jinshajiang, 29.84109 °N 99.02390 °E, 2480 m, 1.VI. 2009, day, H.B. Liang leg. ( IOZ); 1 ♀, 70 km W Chengdu, Qingchenghoushan Mts, 1400 m, 16–25.VIII. 2005, S. Murzin leg. ( ZIN). GUIZHOU: 1 ♂, "Guizhou, Guiyang / 1981.X" [in Chinese   ], " Harpalus xinjiangensis   H. T. L. (det by Huang Tongling)" ( IOZ).

Diagnosis. The most distinctive characters are: clypeus with one seta on each side anteriorly; pronotum with one lateral seta on each side and with basal angles blunt at apex; pronotal disc in central portion impunctate; elytra densely punctate and pubescent on all intervals, without row of discal pores on intervals 1, 3, 5 and 7; and legs reddish brown or brownish yellow. In addition, labial basal palpomere is not carinate, and median lobe of aedeagus ( Figs 15–16 View FIGURES 15 – 18 ) lacks any distinct sclerotized elements in the internal sac. Body length 8.3–12.5 mm.

Distribution. China: the north-western and eastern parts. It was reported from Xinjiang, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Jiangsu, Gansu, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Hubei, Zhejiang, Yunnan ( Kataev et al. 2003), Hebei (Schauberger 1938), Nei Mongol, Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Hunan, Guangxi, and Xizang ( Hua 2002). We provided here the additional examined material from Xinjiang, Hebei, Sichuan and Guizhou.

General distribution includes the Palaearctic from North-Western Africa, Azores and Portugal to Sakhalin, southern Kurils, Japan, Korea including Jejudo, and northern Vietnam ( Kataev 1997; Kataev et al. 2003; Moon & Paik 2006).

Remarks. Harpalus xinjiangensis   was described on the basis of six specimens from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. According to the original description ( Huang et al. 1994), this species is similar to H. griseus   , but can be distinguished by its frons "with a shallow foveae and punctures", and metafemur "with 10–14 setae in two rows at hind margin". We could not study the type material, however the examination of the specimens of Pseudoophonus   from Xinjiang and the specimens from Guizhou, determined as H. xinjiangensis   by Huang Tongling, revealed that this description is based on members of H. griseus   which is rather variable in number of setae along posterior margin of metafemur (three to five long setae and usually numerous additional short setae); head also has often very fine punctures on frons. Thus we treat H. xinjiangensis   as a junior synonym of H. griseus   .

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Harpalus

Loc

Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) griseus ( Panzer, 1796 )

Kataev, Boris M. & Liang, Hongbin 2015
2015
Loc

Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) xinjiangensis

Huang 1994: 263
1994
Loc

Harpalus Reichei Desbrochers

Loges 1867: 42
1867
Loc

Carabus bicolor

Marsham 1802: 436
1802