Perigona nigriceps (Dejean, 1831)

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: 110-111

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Perigona nigriceps (Dejean, 1831)


Perigona nigriceps (Dejean, 1831)  

Material examined.

1,225 m: 02.III.2015, LT, 2 exs; 24.VIII.2014, LT, 1 ex; 02.IX.2015, LT, 1 ex; 17.X.2014, LT, 1 ex. 1,325 m: 02.III.2015, LT, 5 exs; 23.VIII.2014, LT, 1 ex; 14.XI.2015, LT, 1 ex; 15.XI.2015, LT, 2 exs. 1,563 m: 05.V.2015, LT, 1 ex. 1,611 m: 02.III.2015, LT, 1 ex; 05.V.2015, LT, 2 exs; 02.IX.2015, LT, 130 exs. 1,666 m: 02.IX.2015, LT, 99 exs; 02.IX.2015, PT, 1 ex.

General distribution and zoogeography.

AE, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BG, BI, CA, CD, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, ES, ET, FI, FR, GB, GH, GN, GP, GR, HR, HU, ID, IN, IQ, IR, IT, JP, KE, KH, KM, KP, KR, LK, LR, LU, LV, MD, MG, MM, MQ, MU, NC, NG, NL, NO, NZ, PG, PH, PL, PR, PT, RE, RU, RW, SA ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018), SB, SC, SE, SI, SK, SL, SN, ST, TH, TW, TZ, UG, US, VN, YE, ZA, ZM, ZW. COS species.

Published records.

Only reported from Asir ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018). New record for Baha Province.


A common species that was collected during all seasons with the highest number of individuals caught during late summer (September). The adults were collected mainly by light trapping in Acacia   thorn woodlands and Barbary fig shrub communities. Mahmoud Abdel-Dayem identified this species.