Cicindelidae

Belongs within: Geadephaga.Contains: Distipsidera, Megacephalini, Cicindelini. The Cicindelidae, tiger beetles, are fast-moving and often brightly coloured predatory beetles. Authors have differed on whether they should be treated as a distinct family or as a subfamily within the ground beetles of the Carabidae. Such disagreements largely hinge on whether they are phylogenetically nested within the latter.… Continue reading Cicindelidae

Megacephala (Pseudotetracha)

Belongs within: Megacephalini. The subgenus Pseudotetracha of the genus Megacephala is a group of bright metallic-coloured tiger beetles found on Australian salt flats. Megacephala (Pseudotetracha Fleutiaux 1894)G07 |–M. (*P.) cylindrica Macleay 1863 [incl. M. frenchi Sloane 1893]LM87 |–M. (P.) australis (Chaudoir 1865)G07 [=Tetracha australisLM87; incl. T. waterhousii Castelnau 1867LM87] |–M. (P.) blackburni (Fleutiaux 1895)G07 [=Tetracha… Continue reading Megacephala (Pseudotetracha)

Cicindela (Rivacindela)

Belongs within: Cicindelini. The subgenus Rivacindela of the genus Cicindela is a group of tiger beetles found on Australian salt flats, characterised by the presence of two or three teeth on the labrum and usually with extensive patches of white on the elytra. Cicindela (Rivacindela Brouerius van Nidek 1973)LM87 |–C. (*R.) blackburni Sloane 1906LM87 |–‘Rivacindela’… Continue reading Cicindela (Rivacindela)

Cicindela (Myriochile)

Belongs within: Cicindelini. The subgenus Myriochile of the genus Cicindela is a group of tiger beetles with completely metallic-coloured legs bearing hooked setae along the posterior margin, and moderately abundant appressed setae on the venter of the body. Cicindela (Myriochile Motschulsky 1861) [=Myriochila (l. c.)]LM87 |–‘Myriochile’ melancholica (Fabricius 1798)B55, LM87 (see below for synonymy) |–‘Myriochile’… Continue reading Cicindela (Myriochile)

Geadephaga

Belongs within: Adephaga.Contains: Trachypachidae, Cicindelidae, Carabidae. The Geadephaga are a lineage of terrestrial, mostly predatory, adephagan beetles supported, albeit weakly, by molecular analysis. Most Geadephaga are classified in the large and diverse family Carabidae, the ground beetles. Authors have differed on whether other groups such as Trachypachidae and Cicindelidae should be included within Carabidae or… Continue reading Geadephaga