Pheropsophus andrewesi JEDLIČKA, 1964,

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: 68

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4335061

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scientific name

Pheropsophus andrewesi JEDLIČKA, 1964
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Pheropsophus andrewesi JEDLIČKA, 1964 

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Pheropsophus andrewesi Jedlička, 1964:5  ; Kirschenhofer, 2010:55.

Specimens examined (n=1): Holotype; labelled “ India, Assam, Holotypus, Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) andrewesi  , det. Ing. Jedlička ”; type in ZMHB 

Description. Length: 11.0–15.0 mm.

Colour: Head, pronotum and elytra black; palps, legs, clypeus, labrum and two spots next to the antennae yellow-red. Segments 1–4 of antennae (yellowish red) lighter than 5–11 (dark brown).

Head: With fairly protruding eyes, flat frontal furrows, more or less wrinkled and punctured towards neck.

Pronotum: Wider than the head, longer than broad, apex and base straight, equally wide, sides convex, narrowed to the base, hind-quarter of the disc rectangular, basal fovea missing, median furrow deep.

Elytra: Humerus rounded; distinctly broadened towards the apex, strongly striated, intervals broad, flattened, apex straight truncated.

Geographical distribution. INDIA: Assam ( Jedlička 1964); Meghalaya: Khasi hills ( Kirschenhofer 2010)

Remarks. Morphologically similar to P. aptinoides  , but differs with head, pronotum and elytra entirely black. It is endemic to the Indo-Burma hotspot of biodiversity.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Pheropsophus

Loc

Pheropsophus andrewesi JEDLIČKA, 1964

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

Pheropsophus andrewesi Jedlička, 1964:5

Jedlicka 1964: 5
1964
Loc

Pheropsophus (Stenaptinus) andrewesi

Jedlicka 1964
1964