Pheropsophus krichna MAINDRON, 1906,

Venugopal, Akhil S. & Thomas, Sabu K., 2019, Bombardier beetles of the genus Pheropsophus Solier 1833 (Carabidae: Brachininae: Brachinini) from Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4608 (1), pp. 65-89: 74-75

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4608.1.3

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4335123

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scientific name

Pheropsophus krichna MAINDRON, 1906
status

 

Pheropsophus krichna MAINDRON, 1906 

Pheropsophus krichna Maindron, 1906: 15  ; Andrewes, 1930: 273; Jedlička, 1963: 526; Saha and Halder, 2000: 33.

Specimens examined: None. Holotype could not be located.

Description. Length: 19.0–25.0 mm

Colour: Body black; mouthparts, palpi, base of antennal segments 1–2 reddish; short reddish setae; elytra dark with apices vaguely margined with reddish yellow; legs black.

Body: Remarkable by its pitch black colour.

Head: Slender

Pronotum: Long, slender; sides parallel, hardly sinuate in its posterior.

Elytra: Surface matt; humerus obliterate; striations fine, convex; intervals rough.

Geographical distribution. INDIA: Assam: Khasi Hills ( Maindron 1906)  . Meghalaya: Shillong ( Saha and Halder 2000).

Remarks. Holotypes and other types could not be located. Description and remarks from Maindron (1906) are given. Very similar to P. aptinoides  , but differs by longer form, longer and slender pronotum, completely black legs and antennae, intervals of elytral striations much rougher. It is endemic to Indo-Burma hotspot of biodiversity.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Pheropsophus

Loc

Pheropsophus krichna MAINDRON, 1906

Venugopal, Akhil S. & Thomas, Sabu K. 2019
2019
Loc

Pheropsophus krichna

Saha, S. K. & Halder, S. K. 2000: 33
Jedlicka, A. 1963: 526
Andrewes, H. E. 1930: 273
Maindron, M. 1906: 15
1906