Darodilia sp., from Will (2011).

Belongs within: Pterostichitae.

Darodilia is an Australian genus of ground beetles with a longitudinally strigose proepisternum and transverse sulci on the abdominal ventrites.

Characters (from Will 2011): Head with clypeo-ocular sulci absent or present (present in some Australian species); mentum very shallowly emarginate, sides divergent, paramedial pits large, deeply impressed; median tooth simple, rounded; paraglossae small, without elongate setae at apex; ligular sclerite with two seta on apical margin; maxillary palpifer with one basal seta; antennae filiform, with three basal segments glabrous. Pronotum orbiculate or cordate, two marginal setae; pro-, meso- and metasterna glabrous; proepisternum smooth or with deep longitudinal strigae; elytra free, border at base, striae 1-4, 8-9 impressed, 5-7 absent or scarcely marked, number of impressed striae in Australian species variable, very short tenth stria at level of plica, apicolateral plica large and visible, parascutellar stria impressed and continuous with stria 1, angular base of stria 1 absent, parascutellar punctures at base of stria 2, no discal punctures, intervals flat or scarcely convex; hind wing full; anterior tarsi of male with three basal segments expanded, ventrally squamous, all tarsi dorsally glabrous. Abdominal ventrites 3-6 transversely sulcate; aedeagus with ostium dorsal, median lobe oriented left side up in repose; right paramere long, tip attenuate, left short rounded at apex; female reproductive tract without dorsolateral bursal lobe, elongate spermatheca broadly attached laterally at base of common oviduct, spermatheca with appended gland, spermatheca with digitiform diverticulum near base, without spermathecal gland duct diverticulum.

Darodilia Castelnau 1867 [incl. Aulacocoelius Chaudoir 1870] LM87
    |–*D. mandibularis Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–D. castelnaui Macleay 1888 LM87
    |–D. curta Sloane 1915 LM87
    |–D. emarginata Sloane 1898 LM87
    |–D. liopleura (Chaudoir 1870) [=*Aulacocoelius liopleurus] LM87
    |–D. longula Tschitschérine 1902 LM87
    |–D. macilenta Sloane 1895 LM87
    |–D. ovicollis (Macleay 1871) [=Meonis ovicollis] LM87
    |–D. robusta Sloane 1900 LM87
    `–D. rugisternis Sloane 1895 LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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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