Cicindela (Myriochile)

Cicindela semicincta, copyright Victor W. Fazio III.

Belongs within: Cicindelinae.

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’ angusticollis B55
    |–‘Myriochile’ fastidiosa B55
    |–C. (M.) mastersi Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |    |–C. m. mastersi [incl. C. curvicollis Sloane 1905, C. pseudoplebeja Mandl 1960] LM87
    |    |–C. m. catoptriola Horn 1901 LM87
    |    `–C. m. plebeia Sloane 1905 LM87
    |–‘Myriochile’ octoguttata B55
    |–C. (M.) parasemicincta Freitag 1979 LM87
    |–C. (M.) semicincta Brullé 1834 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    `–‘Myriochile’ vicina B55

Cicindela (Myriochile) semicincta Brullé 1834 [incl. C. circumcincta Castelnau 1867, C. hemicycla Montrouzier 1855, C. interrupta Fabricius 18701 non Fabricius 1775, C. menestriesi Gistl 1837] LM87

‘Myriochile’ melancholica (Fabricius 1798) B55, LM87 [=Megacephala melancholica LM87; incl. Cicindela aegyptiaca Klug 1832 LM87, *Myriochile aegyptiaca LM87]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B55] Basilewsky, P. 1955. Carabidae (Coleoptera) de l’Angola (première partie). Diamang Publicações Culturais 27: 91–137.

[LM87] Lawrence, J. F., B. P. Moore, J. E. Pyke & T. A. Weir. 1987. Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 4. Coleoptera: Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

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