Brachinus andamanensis Tian & Deuve, 2015

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: 578-579

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Brachinus andamanensis Tian & Deuve, 2015
status

 

Brachinus andamanensis Tian & Deuve, 2015  

Brachinus andamanensis Tian & Deuve, 2015: 235  

Type locality. India: Andaman   .

Type depository. MNHN   .

Specimen examined. No specimens seen, description summarized from Tian & Deuve (2015).

Description. Length 15.0 mm. Head, pronotum, scutellum and elytra brownish black; two reddish yellow spots on the frons; antennae with segments 1–4 light reddish brown, remaining segments dark brown; legs dark reddish yellow.

Head with frons and vertex smooth, neck punctated and wrinkled; eyes only slightly protruding; antennae reaching the middle of elytra, with segment 3 longer than segments 1 and 2 combined.

Pronotum smooth, disc convex, glabrous; basal and apical margins straight without sinuation, apical margin with anterior projection on lateral sides; disc laterally with anterior three-fourths convex and posterior fourth straight, hind angles almost forming a right angle, blunt, not projecting laterally; median groove shallow, deep and wide just before base; anterior and posterior sulcus deep, well impressed; lateral beads broad.

Elytra with humerus obsolete, base narrowed, widest just before apex; apex obliquely truncate, rounded, not forming any re-entrant angle; elytra smooth with dense setae along the lateral and apical portion of disc, with central region of disc less pubescent.

Distribution. INDIA: Andaman Islands.

Remarks. This species is recorded only from the Andaman Islands ( India), which are distant from the Indian mainland. It is different from all other Indian Brachinus   with the presence of two reddish yellow spots on frons (head).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Brachinus

Loc

Brachinus andamanensis Tian & Deuve, 2015

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

Brachinus andamanensis

Tian, M. & Deuve, T. 2015: 235
2015