Demetrida

Demetrida longicollis, from Brisbane Insects.

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 (Britton 1970).

<==Demetrida White 1846 [incl. Xanthophoea Chaudoir 1848]LM87
|--*D. lineella White 1846LM87
|--D. angulata Darlington 1968LM87
|--D. angusticollis (Macleay 1864) [=Cymindis angusticollis]LM87
|--D. angustula (Chaudoir 1872) [=Xanthophaea angustula]LM87
|--D. apicalis (Sloane 1917) [=Xanthophaea apicalis]LM87
|--D. brachinodera (Chaudoir 1852) [=Demetrias brachinoderus; incl. Xanthophaea pallida Olliff 1885]LM87
|--D. carteri (Sloane 1923) [=Xanthophaea carteri]LM87
|--D. chaudoiri (Macleay 1871) [=Xanthophaea chaudoiri]LM87
|--D. concinna (Blackburn 1901) [=Xanthophaea concinna]LM87
|--D. constricticeps (Sloane 1898) [=Xanthophaea constricticeps]LM87
|--D. cylindricollis (Blackburn 1901) [=Xanthophaea cylindricollis]LM87
|--D. demarzi (Straneo 1960) [=Xanthophaea demarzi]LM87
|--D. dieffenbachiaOM08
|--D. doddi (Sloane 1917) [=Xanthophaea doddi]LM87
|--D. dorsalis (Sloane 1917) [=Xanthophaea dorsalis]LM87
|--D. elongata (Sloane 1898) [=Xanthophaea elongata]LM87
|--D. fasciata (Sloane 1915) [=Xanthophaea fasciata]LM87
|--D. filiformis (Blackburn 1893) [=Xanthophaea filiformis]LM87
|--D. grandis (Chaudoir 1848) [=*Xanthophaea grandis]LM87
|--D. infuscata (Chaudoir 1872) [=Xanthophaea infuscata]LM87
|--D. lineata (Dejean 1831)LM87 [=Calleida lineataLM87; incl. Lebia plagiata Germar 1848LM87, Blechrus plagiatusG89]
|--D. lineolata (Chaudoir 1872) [=Xanthophaea (Demetrida) lineolata]LM87
|--D. longicollis (Macleay 1864) (see below for synonymy)LM87
|--D. loweri (Blackburn 1890) [=Xanthophaea loweri]LM87
|--D. marginipennis (Sloane 1917) [=Xanthophaea marginipennis]LM87
|--D. metallica Moore 1967LM87
|--D. nigricincta (Sloane 1910) [=Xanthophaea nigricincta]LM87
|--D. parallela (Chaudoir 1872) [=Xanthophaea parallela; incl. X. ornata Sloane 1910]LM87
|--D. picipennis (Chaudoir 1872) [=Xanthophaea picipennis]LM87
|--D. pilosula (Chaudoir 1872) [=Xanthophaea pilosula]LM87
|--D. quadricollis (Sloane 1917) [=Xanthophaea quadricollis]LM87
|--D. satelles (Blackburn 1893) [=Xanthophaea satelles]LM87
|--D. setosa (Sloane 1920) [=Xanthophaea setosa]LM87
|--D. suturata (Newman 1842) [=Calleida suturata]LM87
|--D. trivittata (Sloane 1923) [=Xanthophaea trivittata]LM87
|--D. tweedensis (Blackburn 1892) [=Demetrias tweedensis]LM87
|--D. variabilis (Macleay 1888) [=Xanthophaea variabilis]LM87
|--D. variolosa Moore 1967LM87
|--D. vittata (Dejean 1831)LM87 [=Calleida vittataLM87, Xanthophaea vittataB70; incl. X. lissodera Chaudoir 1872LM87]
`--D. wilsoni (Sloane 1923) [=Xanthophaea wilsoni]LM87

Demetrida longicollis (Macleay 1864) [=Cymindis longicollis; incl. Xanthophaea ferruginea Chaudoir 1872, Demetrias rufescens Macleay 1887]LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[B70] Britton, E. B. 1970. Coleoptera (beetles). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 495–621. Melbourne University Press.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso “Esploratore” dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[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.

[OM08] Ober, K. A., & D. R. Maddison. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tribes within Harpalinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) as inferred from 28S ribosomal DNA and the wingless gene. Journal of Insect Science 8: 63.

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