Sphaerotachys conspicuus (Schaum, 1863)

Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Elgharbawy, Ali A., Rasool, Iftekhar, Nagel, Peter & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2019, The Carabidae (Coleoptera) of Shada Al-A'Ala Nature Reserve, Southwestern Saudi Arabia, with description of a new species of Paussinae, ZooKeys 812, pp. 93-131: 119

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.812.30937

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F105E9A6-A4F8-4220-9E17-98923FC6535F

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scientific name

Sphaerotachys conspicuus (Schaum, 1863)
status

 

Sphaerotachys conspicuus (Schaum, 1863)  

Material examined.

471 m: 2.III.2015, LT, 4 exs. 825 m, 15.XI.2015, LT, 15 exs. 851 m, 14.XI.2015, LT, 3 exs; 15.XI.2015, LT, 17 exs. 892 m: 23.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex. 1,225 m: 2.III.2015, LT, 41 exs; 05.V.2015, LT, 1 ex; 03.VI.2014, LT, 1 ex; 2.IX.2015, LT, 2 exs; 14.XI.2015, LT, 4 exs. 1,325 m: 27.I.2015, LT, 27 exs; 15.II.2014, LT, 1 ex; 2.III.2015, LT, 108 exs; 21.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex; 05.V.2015, LT, 1 ex; 03.VI.2014, LT, 6 exs; 17.X.2014, LT, 2 exs; 15.XI.2015, LT, 5 exs. 1,474 m: 15.II.2014, LT, 1 ex; 2.III.2015, LT, 7 exs; 05.V.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1,563 m: 27.I.2015, LT, 1 ex; 2.III.2015, LT, 4 exs; 05.V.2015, LT, 2 exs. 1,611 m: 27.I.2015, LT, 2 exs; 2.III.2015, LT, 1 ex; 05.V.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1614 m, 20.X.2014, LT, 3 exs. 1,666 m: 27.I.2015, LT, 1 ex; 05.V.2015, LT, 1 ex.

General distribution and zoogeography.

AE, AO, DZ, EG, ER, ET, IL, KE, LY, MR, NE, SA, SD, SO, TD, YE. AFR_SAR species.

Published records.

Asir (Basilewsky 1979; Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018), Baha ( El-Hawagry et al. 2013).

Remarks.

An abundant species, which was collected during all four seasons, with highest number of individuals collected during winter (March) and lowest numbers during the late summer (September). The adults were caught by light traps set at various altitudinal zones (471-1666 m) in Acacia   thorn woodlands and Barbary fig shrub communities. Mahmoud Abdel-Dayem identified this species.