Agonum (s. str.) nigrum Dejean, 1828

Assmann, Thorsten, Boutaud, Esteve, Buse, Joern, Drees, Claudia, Friedman, Ariel-Leib-Leonid, Harry, Ingmar, Khoury, Fares, Orbach, Eylon, Renan, Ittai, Schmidt, Constantin, Schmidt, Kilian, Wrase, David W. & Zumstein, Pascale, 2021, The ground beetle tribe Platynini Bonelli, 1810 (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in the southern Levant: dichotomous and interactive identification tools, ecological traits, and distribution, ZooKeys 1044, pp. 449-478: 449

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1044.62615

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E2CB7962-B790-4B95-BD00-3650F11AE2D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E638D427-0B3F-5EC8-BAF0-C9E94C5FB964

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scientific name

Agonum (s. str.) nigrum Dejean, 1828
status

 

Agonum (s. str.) nigrum Dejean, 1828  

Dispersal power.

Fully winged and flight-active ( Chikatunov et al. 2006; pers. obs.).

Habitat.

A hygrophilous species in a wide range of habitats: from freshwater to brackish water habitats like winter ponds, shaded and unshaded streams, lakes, swamps, etc. Very abundant in the swamps north of the Sea of Galilee (Figs 31 View Figures 31–34 , 33 View Figures 31–34 ).

Phenology.

Spring breeder (reproduction. March to May), adults hibernate.

Distribution range.

From western Europe to Central Asia, northwards to Central Europe, southwards to North Africa, eastwards to Central Asia ( Schmidt 2017).

Distribution in the southern Levant.

From the Mediterranean climate zone to desert zone (Central Negev and Wadi Hasa). Egypt (Sinai, several sites: Schatzmayr 1936), Israel ( Schmidt and Liebherr 2009), Jordan ( Nasir and Katbeh-Bader 2017), Lebanon, Syria ( Schmidt and Liebherr 2009).

We did not find the species in the extremely arid and hot areas around the Dead Sea or at the springs in the Arava Valley. Also in the light catches from the En Gedi Nature Reserve (kept in the ZSM), which cover the whole year, the species is missing like all other Platynini   .

Conservation.

In contrast to some other Agonum   species not threatened and still widespread. Found even in strongly urbanized areas, like a winter pond circled by highway loops north of Tel Aviv (pers. obs.).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Agonum