Brachinus (Brachynidius) limbellus Chaudoir, 1876

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: 584-585

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

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scientific name

Brachinus (Brachynidius) limbellus Chaudoir, 1876
status

 

Brachinus (Brachynidius) limbellus Chaudoir, 1876  

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= Brachinus clarescens Bates, 1892  

Brachinus limbellus Chaudoir, 1876: 70   ; Andrewes, 1923: 42; 1930a: 50; Hrdlička, 2003: 216; 2017: 477

Brachinus clarescens Bates, 1892: 395   ; Andrewes, 1928: 589; Hrdlička, 2003: 216; 2017: 477

Type locality. Bangladesh: Dhaka, coll. M. S. Stevens.  

Type depository. MNHN   .

Specimen examined (n=1). Syntype labelled “‘Deccan’, coll. Stevens, ‘ suturiger ’ Chaudoir, ‘ limbellus’ Chaudoir”.

Description. Length 4.5–5.0 mm. Head, pronotum, sutural line, base of elytra and antennal segments 3–11 reddish brown; antennal segments 1–2, palpi and legs reddish yellow; elytra brownish black.

Head stout, as long as wide, smooth, glabrous; frontal foveae clear, moderately deep; eyes protruding; antennae short, stout, not reaching the middle of the elytra, antennal apical segment longest, segment 3 shorter than segment 1 and 2 combined.

Pronotum as wide as long, punctated, pubescent; disc with apical and basal margins straight, lateral portion of apical margin slightly projecting forward; disc laterally with anterior 2/3rd convex, posterior 1/3rd divergent, hind angle blunt, obtuse, projecting laterally; median groove faint, superficial; lateral bead very narrow, dark brown.

Elytra convex, base narrow, humerus straight, corners rounded, narrow, pubescent with closely placed setae; apex with a very faint re-entrant angle, having a membranous border; scutellum very small; lateral margin of disc lined with a flat, reddish yellow bead which increases in width towards apex; very weak striations; sutural colour extending to the apex, broadest at base, extending between first and third striae, gradually narrowed towards apex.

Distribution. INDIA: Assam; Bengal: Kolkata; Odisha: Puri; Maharashtra: Bandra; Tamil Nadu: Thiruchirapalli. SRI LANKA: Murunkan. BANGLADESH: Dhaka. MYANMAR: Rangoon, Senmigion, Palon, Magwe. PAKISTAN ( Hrdlička 2003, 2017).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Brachinus

Loc

Brachinus (Brachynidius) limbellus Chaudoir, 1876

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

Brachinus clarescens

Hrdlicka, J. 2017: 477
Hrdlicka, J. 2003: 216
Andrewes, H. E. 1928: 589
Bates, H. W. 1892: 395
1892
Loc

Brachinus limbellus

Hrdlicka, J. 2017: 477
Hrdlicka, J. 2003: 216
Andrewes, H. E. 1930: 50
Andrewes, H. E. 1923: 42
Chaudoir, M. de 1876: 70
1876