Crasodactylus punctatus Guerin-Meneville, 1847

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: 102-103

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Crasodactylus punctatus Guerin-Meneville, 1847


Crasodactylus punctatus Guerin-Meneville, 1847  

Material examined.

851 m: 15.II.2014, LT, 2 exs. 892 m: 26.I.2015, LT, 1 ex; 15.II.2014, LT, 2 exs; 20.IV.2014, LT, 1 ex; 15.X.2014, LT, 4 exs; 17.X.2014, LT, 3 exs; 18.X.2014, LT, 2 exs; 14.XI.2015, LT, 3 exs; 15.XI.2015, LT, 1 ex; 07.XII.2014, LT, 1 ex. 1,225 m: 02.IX.2015, LT, 1 ex; 17.X.2014, LT, 3 exs; 14.XI.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1,325 m: 17.X.2014, LT, 14 exs; 18.X.2014, PT, 1 ex; 15.XI.2015, LT, 9 exs. 1,474 m: 17.X.2014, LT, 1 ex; 18.X.2014, PT, 3 exs. 1,448 m: 03.XI.2013, LT, 31 exs. 1,563 m: 14.XI.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1,611 m: 02.IX.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1,666 m: 17.X.2014, LT, 10 exs.

General distribution and zoogeography.

AF, CD, DJ, ER, ET, KE, IQ, IR, NE, OM, PK, SA ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018), SO, TD, TN, YE (including Socotra). AFR_SAR species.

Published records.

Asir ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018). New provincial records for Baha.


A common species that was collected between an altitude of 851-1666 m in Acacia   thorn woodlands and a Barbary fig shrub community using both light traps and pitfall traps. The highest number of individuals were collected during autumn. David Wrase identified this species.