Pheropsophus africanus (Dejean, 1825),

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: 97

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Pheropsophus africanus (Dejean, 1825)


Pheropsophus africanus (Dejean, 1825) 

Material examined.

471 m: 03.III.2015, LT, 1♂; 15.XI.2015, LT, 1♂, 3♀; 10.XII.2014, HP, 9♂, 2♀.

General distribution and zoogeography.

AE, DZ, EG (including Sinai), ER, ET, IL, IQ, IR, JO ( Nasir and Katbeh-Bader 2017), LY, MA, NE, SA, SD, TD, TN, YE. AFR_SAR species.

Published records.

Asir (Basilewsky 1979), Baha ( El-Hawagry et al. 2013), Makkah (Britton 1948; Basilewsky 1979).


A frequent species, which was found only at low elevation (471 m) under stones and debris along the side of freshwater stream flowing through Acacia  thorn woodlands. These adults were collected during autumn and winter by hand picking and by using a light trap. Mahmoud Abdel-Dayem identified this species.