Brachinus (Brachynolomus) inops Andrewes, 1932

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: 584

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

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Brachinus (Brachynolomus) inops Andrewes, 1932
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Brachinus (Brachynolomus) inops Andrewes, 1932  

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Brachinus inops Andrewes, 1932: 142   ; Hrdlička, 2003: 215; 2017: 477.

Type locality. India: Uttarakhand: Almora, coll. H. G. Champion.  

Type depository. BMNH   .

Specimens examined ( n = 4). Holotype labelled “ Type, ‘ India: W. Almora Du, Almora U. P’, Mar. ’19, coll. H. G. Champion, B.M.1932-27, det. H. E. Andrewes; 2 males, 1 female, labelled “ India: Karanataka : Kolar: Krishnarajapuram, 25.xii.2001, coll. Dr. Raghunathan ”.  

Description. Length 7.0–8.0 mm. Elytra, lateral borders of pronotum, metepisterna, and apical joints of venter black; head, pronotum and legs brownish red with head darker. Microsculpture isodiametric, distinct on elytra, indistinct on pronotum, invisible on head.

Head with frontal fovea subrugose and moderately deep; sides of neck punctated, middle and front of vertex smooth; eyes moderately prominent; apical segment of palpi bluntly pointed; antennae long, slender, extending beyond the middle of elytra.

Pronotum cordate, narrower than head, wider than long, base narrower than apex; disc punctate with lateral sides convex anteriorly, diverging posteriorly; basal and apical angles fairly sharp, basal angle projecting laterally; median groove fine, shallow medially and deeper at extremities; basal fovea moderately deep. Metepisterna length twice the width.

Elytra convex, widest just before apex, longer than wide, highly contracted to base, slightly contracted to apex; humerus straight, corners rounded; apex with a re-entrant angle; pale membranous margin without long seta, having minute pale hairs; striae wide, shallow, without any rows of punctures, intervals moderately convex; disc densely punctate.

Distribution. INDIA: Uttarakhand: Tanakpur, Haldwani, Ranikhet, West Almora, Kumaon, Haridwar, River Sardah Gorge; Karnataka: Kolar: Krishnarajapuram.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Brachinus

Loc

Brachinus (Brachynolomus) inops Andrewes, 1932

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

Brachinus inops

Hrdlicka, J. 2017: 477
Hrdlicka, J. 2003: 215
Andrewes, H. E. 1932: 142
1932