Brachinus charis Andrewes, 1923

Akhil, S. V., Divya, M. & Sabu, K. Thomas, 2020, Bombardier beetles of genus Brachinus Weber, 1801 (Carabidae: Brachininae Brachinini) from India, Zootaxa 4816 (4), pp. 576-600: 579

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4816.4.7

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scientific name

Brachinus charis Andrewes, 1923
status

 

Brachinus charis Andrewes, 1923  

= Brachinus scitulus Chaudoir, 1876   [non Schmidt-Göbel]

Brachinus charis Andrewes, 1923: 41   ; 1930a: 49

Brachinus scitulus Chaudoir, 1876: 59   ; Andrewes, 1930a: 49

Type locality. India: Tamil Nadu: Tharangambadi, coll. Dr. Dohrn.  

Type depository. Type lost.

Specimen examined. No specimens seen, description summarized from Andrewes (1923).

Description. Length 5.5 mm. Head, pronotum and narrow lateral margin of elytra (except the base) reddish yellow with head having a darker shade; first two segments of antennae yellow, rest brown; lateral margin of pronotum and elytra greyish black; scutellum dull brick-red; elytra with two reddish yellow spots.

Head broad, frons and middle of vertex smooth, neck slightly wrinkled, with sparse pubescence, rest glabrous; shallow rounded foveae between eyes; antennae not reaching the middle of the elytra.

Pronotum as long as broad, punctated, pubescent; lateral bead narrow; disc laterally with anterior two-thirds convex, posterior third straight, lateral portion of the apical margin projecting forwards.

Elytra longer than broad, convex; weakly striated, intervals slightly convex, finely granulated, moderately pubescent; surface with two spots, the anterior spot oval, middle spot rounded, apical spot absent; apex brown.

Distribution. INDIA: Tamil Nadu: Tharangambadi.

Remarks. The type species, which was presumed to be in BMNH, is lost or misplaced (Hrdlička 2018 pers. comm.).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Brachinus

Loc

Brachinus charis Andrewes, 1923

Akhil, S. V., Divya, M. & Sabu, K. Thomas 2020
2020
Loc

Brachinus charis

Andrewes, H. E. 1930: 49
Andrewes, H. E. 1923: 41
1923
Loc

Brachinus scitulus

Andrewes, H. E. 1930: 49
Chaudoir, M. de 1876: 59
1876