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Carabus (Neoplectes) besleticus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993

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Carabus (Neoplectes) satyrus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993
Carabus (Neoplectes) satyrus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993 Paratype
Male adult
Abkhasia, Bzybian Mt. Range near Mt. Chibzharga., h=1900-2000m., A.S. Zamotajlov leg.
male, 28mm
photo & coll.Panin R.
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Carabus (Neoplectes) besleticus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993
Carabus (Neoplectes) besleticus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993 Paratype
Male+Female adult
Abkhazia, Gudauta Distr., Bzybian Mt. Range, vicinities of Mt. Chibzharga, 1900-2000 m, 20.VI-26.VII.1992, leg. I. Belousov, A. Zamotajlov, A. Miroshnikov
Copyright © Igor Solodovnikov
Carabus (Neoplectes) besleticus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993
Carabus (Neoplectes) besleticus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993 Paratype
Female adult
Abkhazia, Gudauta Distr., Bzybian Mt. Range, vicinities of Mt. Chibzharga, 1900-2000 m, 20.VI-26.VII.1992, leg. I. Belousov, A. Zamotajlov, A. Miroshnikov
Copyright © Igor Solodovnikov
Carabus (Neoplectes) besleticus napraensis Belousov & Zamotajlov, 1993
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Countries and regions
Georgia (Abkhazia)
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Description
W-Caucasus: loc.typ.: Bzybsky Mt.R.: Mt. Chibzharga, Mt. Napra

Small or medium-sized form, 22-31 mm long (see Belousov, Zamotajlov, 1993). Underside black, dorsum normally with bright metallic lustre, green, bronze, less often dark blue, violet, black-violet, black, females matte to faintly nitidous. Body slender.
Head not inflated. Pronotum variable in shape, subcordate, transverse. PW/PL = 1.27-1.31 (1.29) in males and 1.48-1.49 (1.48) in females, PW/PB = 1.18-1.27 (1.22) in males and 1.20-1.22 (1.21) in females, hind angles strongly protruding backwards, somewhat pointed apically. Median groove distinct in females, microsculpture of pronotum fine, disk transversally or irregu-larly rugose, rugosity gradually strengthening towards median groove. Elytra oblong-ovate, more elongate and somewhat convex in males, with inconspicuous depression in the middle in females. EL/EW = 1.67-1.74 (1.70) in males and 1.70-1.81 (1.75) in females. Elytral sculpture distinctly heterodynamous, forming distinct series of short links in females and somewhat smoothed in males (I. Solodovnikov et all., 2014).
Biotope
As far as it is known, populates alpine and alpestrine belts of Bzybian karstic plateau near mountains Napra and Chibzharga at 1900-2250 m.
Carabus (Archiplectes) besleticus napraensis prefers herb alpine and subalpine meadows. Activity of imago proceeds from May to August, beetles being active when snow cover starts melting. Сarabus (Megodontus) septemcarinatus, C. (Procechenochilus) adangensis gusevi Zamotajlov & Koval, 1989, C. (Procrustes) clypeatus kurnakovi Kryzhanovskij, 1968, C. (Tribax) certus Reitter, 1896, and C. (Tribax) circassicus circassicus (natio abasinus) occur together with this subspecies (I. Solodovnikov et all., 2014).
Genotype
Last revision
12 December 2014 20:23 by Igor Solodovnikov
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