Demetrida

Belongs within: Lebiini. Demetrida is a genus of Australasian ground beetles characterised by dorsally pubescent tarsi with long lobes on the fourth segment and several long teeth on the tarsal claw, and a joined, rounded-truncate ligula and paraglossae. The large southeastern Australian species D. grandis and D. vittata have yellow elytra longitudinally striped with black… Continue reading Demetrida

Harpalinae

Belongs within: Conjunctae.Contains: Platymetopus, Thermophilum, Agonocheila, Trigonothops, Coptocarpus, Darodilia, Leiradira, Trichosternus, Castelnaudia, Nurus, Sarticus, Prosopogmus, Simodontus, Rhytisternus, Morion, Zuphiitae, Abacetus, Loxandrini, Pterostichini, Calathus, Licinini, Harpalitae, Zabrini, Odacanthini, Pseudomorphini, Platynini, Oodini, Lachnophorini, Lebiini, Badister, Perigona. The Harpalinae are a large clade of carabid ground beetles, distinguished by the distinctive forms of the parameres in the male genitalia.… Continue reading Harpalinae

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Oodini

Belongs within: Harpalinae.Contains: Panagaeitae, Chlaenius. The Oodini are a group of ground beetles characterised by a twisted fold near the apex of the elytral epipleura (Bell 1990). The Oodini: some like it wet Published 16 June 2023 Among the widespread tribes of the carabid beetles are the Oodini, representatives of which can be found on… Continue reading Oodini

Lebiini

Belongs within: Harpalinae.Contains: Tetragonoderus, Lebia, Pericalina, Cymindis, Dromius, Demetrida, Anomotarus. The Lebiini represent a diverse group of carabid beetles that has proven difficult to define morphologically (Ober & Maddison 2008). Representatives include the primarily arboreal genus Calleida, members of which have the tarsomeres longitudinally sulcate dorsomedially (Ball & Bousquet 2001). <==Lebiini (see below for synonymy)B14… Continue reading Lebiini

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Harpalus

Belongs within: Harpalitae. Harpalus is a diverse genus of carabid beetles with antennae that are setose from the third segment onwards, and two ventral rows of scale-like setae on the fore tarsi of males. They are native to Eurasia and North America though some species have also been introduced outside this range. Harpalus is divided… Continue reading Harpalus

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Licinini

Belongs within: Harpalinae.Contains: Lacordairia. The Licinini are a cosmopolitan group of ground beetles characterised by a deep notch on the labrum. At least some are molluscivorous and this may be characteristic of the group as a whole (Ball & Bousquet 2001). Characters (from Ball & Bousquet 2001): Head with two supraorbital setigerous punctures over each… Continue reading Licinini

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Morion

Morion japonicum, copyright Katsuro Yahiro. Belongs within: Harpalinae. Morion is a cosmopolitan genus of ground beetles found in rotten logs. Characters (from Ball & Bousquet 2001): Body subpedunculate, legs flattened; head with two supra-orbital setigerous punctures over each eye; antennomeres 5–10 submoniliform, short, slightly compressed; mandible without setigerous punctures; maxillary palpomere 4 about subequal in… Continue reading Morion

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Odacanthini

Belongs within: Harpalinae.Contains: Scopodes. The Odacanthini are a cosmopolitan group of ground beetles characterised by a short first antennal segment, not forming a distinct scape, together with the head being posteriorly narrowed to a ‘neck’ and the prothorax being subcylindrical. Many Odacanthini produce formic acid for defense but some genera such as Pentagonica and Scopodes… Continue reading Odacanthini

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Gnathaphanus

Belongs within: Harpalitae. Gnathaphanus is a genus of ground beetles found in Asia and Australasia, characterised by conspicuous dorsal punctures on the elytra, and sponge-like soles of adhesive setae on the fore and mid tarsi of males. Gnathaphanus Macleay 1825 [incl. Mirosarus Bates 1878, Pachauchenius Macleay 1864]LM87 |–*G. vulneripennis (Macleay 1825)LM87 [=Trechus (*Gnathaphanus) vulneripennisLM87; incl.… Continue reading Gnathaphanus

Lecanomerus

Belongs within: Stenolophina. Lecanomerus is an Australasian genus of small ground beetles with the penultimate segment of the labial palpi conspicuously bisetose, and the fore and mid tarsi of the males ventrally densely pubescent. Lecanomerus Chaudoir 1850 (see below for synonymy)LM87 |–L. verticalis (Erichson 1842) (see below for synonymy)LM87 |–L. aberrans Macleay 1871LM87 |–L. ater… Continue reading Lecanomerus