Cephalota (Taenidia) littorea littorea ( Forskal , 1775),

Matalin, Andrey V. & Chikatunov, Vladimir I., 2016, The tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Cicindelinae) of Israel and adjacent lands, ZooKeys 578, pp. 115-160: 119-120

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scientific name

Cephalota (Taenidia) littorea littorea ( Forskal , 1775)
status

 

(○) Cephalota (Taenidia) littorea littorea ( Forskal, 1775) 

General distribution.

Asia Egypt (Sinai), Saudi Arabia; Africa Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea.

References.

Egypt (Sinai) Forskål 1775: 77 (as Cicindela  ); Alfieri 1976: 2 (as Cicindela  ); Valdenberg 1983: 44, 46 (as Cicindela  ), 1985: 37 (as Cicindela  ); Nussbaum 1987: 9, 15 (as Cicindela  ); Gebert 1991: 176, 187; Wiesner 1992: 175; Werner 2000: 147; Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003: 199; Puchkov and Matalin 2003: 103; Rittner 2003; Abdel-Dayem 2004: 72.

Distribution

(Fig. 5View Figure 5). Egypt (Sinai), Sinai Mountains: Dahab, 9.V.1980, leg. A. Valdenberg 1♂ 1♀; Ras-Burka, 5.IX.1976, leg. A. Freidberg 1♂ (all TAU); Sun Pool (after Nussbaum 1987); Southwestern Sinai: Suez (after Forskål 1775; Gebert 1991); Nabeq, 8.V.1980, 17.VIII.1978, 31.V.1980, leg. A. Valdenberg 25♂♂ 24♀♀; 29.V.1981, leg. A. Freidberg 2♂♂ (all TAU); El Tor (after Alfieri 1976; Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003; Abdel-Dayem 2004); Ras Muhammad, 16.VIII.1978, leg. A. Valdenberg 2♂♂ 1♀; (after Nussbaum 1987; Gebert 1991).

Comments.

The specimen of Cephalota littorea littorea  ( Forskål, 1775) with label " Jerusalem " from Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt-Universität (Berlin) is mislabelled (see Gebert 1991). All subsequent records of this species from Israel ( Wiesner 1992; Puchkov and Matalin 2003) are in error.

In some publications ( Abdel-Dayem et al. 2003; Abdel-Dayem 2004) Cephalota circumdata  (Dejean, 1822) was recorded from the Sinai Peninsula (El Tor). However, the nominotypical subspecies of Cephalota circumdata  occurs along the Aegean, Marmora, Black and Mediterranean Sea costs in the Greece, Bulgaria, western Turkey, and, probably Rumania ( Franzen 1996; Cassola 1999; Gebert 1999); Cephalota circumdata cappadocica  Franzen, 1996 and Cephalota circumdata hattusae  Franzen, 1996 live along banks of the salt lakes in the central Turkey ( Franzen 1996; Cassola 1999; Gebert 1999); Cephalota circumdata leonschaeferi  Cassola, 1970 occupies the Mediterranean sea cost in southern France (including Corsica) and north-western Italia ( Gebert 1999); while Cephalota circumdata imperialis  Klug, 1834 records in the Italia (Sardinia and Sicilia), south-eastern Spain (including Balearic Islands), Tunisia and Algeria, but not in the Libya and Egypt ( Gebert 1999). Most likely, the aberrant specimen of Cephalota littorea  was incorrectly identified as Cephalota circumdata  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Cephalota