Distichus (Distichus) pachycerus Chaudoir, 1880

Felix, Ron F. F. L., Farkač, Jan & Suleiman, Ahmed Saeed, 2012, Annotated checklist of the Carabidae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago, Insect biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago. (Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52), pp. 75-106: 95

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5176756

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5188442

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C27787E3-FF9E-FFD1-B665-64B97720D70E

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Carolina

scientific name

Distichus (Distichus) pachycerus Chaudoir, 1880
status

 

Distichus (Distichus) pachycerus Chaudoir, 1880  

Material examined (4 spec.). YEMEN: SOCOTRA ISLAND: Neet , 8.–9.iii.2000, 1 spec., lgt. V.Bejček & K. Šťastný, det. P. Bulirsch, ( PBCP)   ; Lagoon Deham , 12°36′57″N, 53°51′21″E, 21.ii.2009, 2 spec., lgt. & det. R.F.F.L. Felix ( RFBE) GoogleMaps   ; Gubbah di-Net, 12°28′52.9″N, 53°23′07.4″E, 2 m a.s.l., 28.x.2010, 1 spec., lgt. & det. R.F.F.L. Felix ( RFBE) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. Body length 11.5–12.0 mm. Black, shiny. Base of antennae reddish, darker towards end. Legs black, tarsomeres red. Forehead smooth, basal part of head and basal half of pronotum punctured. Three setae in third stria, additional one seta in apical part of fourth interval.

Collection circumstances. Both specimens collected in 2009 were found underneath small stones between marine vegetation on clayish substrate. One specimen was found dead. The specimen in Gubbah di-Net was found walking on open patch in mangrove bushes in a saltmarsh.

Distribution. Known from Africa and Saudi Arabia. First record from Socotra Island.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Distichus