New Record of Tiger Beetle Species Anthia Sexguttata Sexguttata (Coleoptera: Carabidea) From District Mirpurkhas Sindh

  • Sidra-Tul-Muntha
  • Naheed Baloch
  • Javeria Shaikh
Keywords: Carabidae, Harpalini, Harpalina, Acinopus, new record, Iran


Anthia sexguttata sexguttata (Febricius 1775) commonly known as tiger beetle or ground beetle, belong to family Carabidea. During the present study. Single pair was reported from Mirpurkhas. It morphometric observation is under Length of head=18mm, length of pronotum=8mm, length of antenna=15mm, length of abdomen=2.1mm, and Total body length 40mm for male, while in the female it was the length of head =18mm, length of pronotum=9mm, length of antenna=16mm, length of abdomen=23mm and total body length=41mm. The presence of six spots on 02 on thoraxic region and 04 on the elytra is the key character of the tiger beetle due to this character it is commonly known as six spot ground beetle. Female is larger in size than the male. They are carnivorous in nature. From Sindh no work has been done on the morphological characters of tiger beetle, the present study is the starting point to the introduction of this beetle from Mirpurkhas.