New species and new distributional data on Carabidae (Coleoptera) from the Socotra Archipelago

Felix Ron F. F. L.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(supplementum): 41-54, 2017
Published online: 31st December 2017
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Abstract: Three new species of carabid beetles of the tribe Lebiini are described: Glycia socotrana sp. nov., previously mentioned as Glycia cf. spencei (Gistel, 1838), from Socotra Island and Abd al Kuri Island; Apristus dioscoridus sp. nov. and Mesolestes niger sp. nov., both from Socotra Island. Acupalpus (Stenolophidius) posticalis (Putzeys, 1880), Harpalus (Cryptophonus) tenebrosus Dejean, 1829, and Metadromius sp. are recorded from the Socotra Archipelago for the first time. In addition, new distributional data from Socotra are given for several other carabid species.
Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Lebini, new species, new records, Yemen, Socotra