Microlestes infuscatus fragilis Mateu, 1956

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: 109

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Microlestes infuscatus fragilis Mateu, 1956


Microlestes infuscatus fragilis Mateu, 1956  

Material examined.

892 m, 23.IV.2014, LT, 7♂, 9♀. 1,325 m: 23.VIII.2014, LT, 1♀. 1,474 m: 02.IX.2015, LT, 1♀. 1,666 m: 02.II.2015, PT, 1♀; 23.VIII.2014, LT, 1♀; 02.IX.2015, LT, 1♂; 15.XI.2015, PT, 1♀.

General distribution and zoogeography.

AF, SA, YE. This range exemplifies SAR realm.

Published records.

Asir, Baha and Jizan ( Mateu 1979; Abdel-Dayem et al. 2018; Rasool et al. 2018b).


A frequent species, which recorded during all seasons with highest numbers collected during spring (April). Iftekhar Rasool, Mahmoud Abdel-Dayem and Ron Felix identified this species.