Carenoplistus acutus ( Signoret, 1880 )

Kment, Petr & Jindra, Zdeněk, 2005, New and interesting records of true bugs (Heteroptera) from Turkey, southeastern Europe, Near and Middle East, Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 45, pp. 3-16: 12

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Carenoplistus acutus ( Signoret, 1880 )


Carenoplistus acutus ( Signoret, 1880)  

Material examined. IRAN mer. occ.: BOYERAHMAD VE KOHGĪLŪYÉ province, Sīsakht env., 5- 8 km E, 1700-4000 m a.s.l., 11.-16.vii.2003, 1 ♀, I. Jeniš lgt., P. Kment det. ( PKPC). TURKEY mer. or.: MARDIN province, Hop Geçidi pass, Ç i naralt i village (37°23′N 40°51′E), 15 km NE of Mardin, 16.v.2001, 1 ♀, P. Kabátek lgt., Z. Jindra det. ( ZJPC). TURKEY or.: ADİYAMAN province, Nemrut Da gi Mts., Bitlisi env.,, 1 ♁, P. Bílek lgt., Z. Jindra det. ( ZJPC).

Carenoplistus acutus   was described as Oestopis   ? acuta   from Persia (= Iran) by SIGNORET (1880). HORVÁTH (1891) recorded it (as O. acuta   ) also from the valley of the Araxes river in the environs of Ordubad, currently in the Republic of Nakhichevan ( Azerbaijan) (see also HOBERLANDT 1959). Additional records from Nakhichevan (Ordubad) were given by KIRITSHENKO (1938) and GIDAYATOV (1982). Furthermore, it is known from Armenia (Semenovka – KIRITSHENKO 1918, AKRAMOVSKAJA 1959), Iran (provinces Āzarbāyjān-É Gharbī, ĀzarbāyjānÉ Sharghī – KIRITSHENKO (1938); Tehrān – LINDBERG (1938), HOBERLANDT (1959); Sīstān va Balūchestān – HOBERLANDT (1954); Fārs, Kermān, and Khorāsān – HOBERLANDT (1995)), and Pakistan (Baluchistān: Quetta – ABBASI (1986), AHMAD & MEMON (2002)). HOBERLANDT (1995) further listed this species from Afghanistan without any locality, while it was not included in his former comprehensive paper on the pentatomoid fauna of Afghanistan ( HOBERLANDT 1984). The biology of this species is virtually unknown. PUTSHKOV (1965) mentioned it as a species characteristic of the zone of upland xerophytes. GIDAYATOV (1982) characterized it as a high mountain element. KIRITSHENKO (1938) reported finding it on a tree stem. New species for Turkey and an additional record from Iran (the first one from Boyerahmad ve Kohgīlūyé province).