Progonochaetus planicollis (Putzeys, 1880)

Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Elgharbawy, Ali A., Rasool, Iftekhar, Nagel, Peter & Aldhafer, Hathal M., 2019, The Carabidae (Coleoptera) of Shada Al-A'Ala Nature Reserve, Southwestern Saudi Arabia, with description of a new species of Paussinae, ZooKeys 812, pp. 93-131: 103-104

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Progonochaetus planicollis (Putzeys, 1880)


Progonochaetus planicollis (Putzeys, 1880)  

Material examined.

471 m: 10.XII. 2014, HP, 1♀. 892 m: 26.I.2015, LT, 1♂, 1♀; 14.II.2014, LT, 3♂, 7♀; 15.II.2014, LT, 4♂, 5♀; 16.II.2014, LT, 1♂; 20.IV.2014, LT, 1♂; 21.IV.2014, LT, 1♀; 23.IV.2014, LT, 1♀; 15.XI.2015, LT, 1♀; 07.XII.2014, LT, 1♀; 08.XII.2014, LT, 1♂, 3♀; 10.XII.2014, LT, 1♂. 1,225 m: 27.I.2015, LT, 1♀. 1,325 m: 15.II.2014, LT, 4♂; 02.III.2015, LT, 1♀. 1,474 m: 15.II.2014, LT, 1♂. 1,448 m: 03.XI.2013, LT, 1♂. 1,563 m: 15.II.2014, LT, 1♀. 1,611 m: 15.II.2014, LT, 1♀; 21.IV.2014, LT, 1ex. 1,666 m: 21.IV.2014, LT, 1ex.

General distribution and zoogeography.

AO, BF, CM, CD, CF, CG, CI, DJ, ER, ET, GA, GH, GN, GQ, GW, KE, ML, MZ, NA, NG, RW, SA, SN, SO, TD, TZ, YE, ZM, ZW. AFR species.

Published records.

Asir (Basilewsky 1979; Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018). New record for Baha Province.


A frequent species that was collected during all seasons with more individuals collected during winter. The adults were collected by light trapping and hand picking in Acacia   thorn woodlands and Barbary fig communities. David Wrase identified this species.