Agonum (s. str.) mesostictum (Bates, 1889),

Assmann, Thorsten, Boutaud, Esteve, Buse, Joern, Drees, Claudia, Friedman, Ariel-Leib-Leonid, Harry, Ingmar, Khoury, Fares, Orbach, Eylon, Renan, Ittai, Schmidt, Constantin, Schmidt, Kilian, Wrase, David W. & Zumstein, Pascale, 2021, The ground beetle tribe Platynini Bonelli, 1810 (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in the southern Levant: dichotomous and interactive identification tools, ecological traits, and distribution, ZooKeys 1044, pp. 449-478: 449

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1044.62615

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E2CB7962-B790-4B95-BD00-3650F11AE2D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/452C027D-5C02-5249-BAD0-709AD81DF6A4

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scientific name

Agonum (s. str.) mesostictum (Bates, 1889)
status

 

Agonum (s. str.) mesostictum (Bates, 1889) 

Dispersal power.

Fully winged (n = 2). No flight observation known.

Habitat.

We know the habitat only from one site in Iran: partly overgrown gravel banks along streams at ca. 2350 m a.s.l. Also in Kyrgyzstan at high altitude (2000 m).

Phenology.

Unknown.

Distribution range.

From Georgia to Central Asia and Pakistan ( Schmidt and Liebherr 2009).

Distribution in the southern Levant.

Schmidt and Liebherr (2009) indicate an old specimen, labelled “Syria”. We do not know any record from the southern Levant.

Taxonomic notes.

For their description of the species, Schmidt and Liebherr (2009) had mostly old material and mentioned that the beetles do not have a metallic luster. But, at least one male from recent years has a head and pronotum with a faint metallic luster (sheen) (Fig. 2View Figures 1–4).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agonum