Leiradira violacea, from Kipling Will.

Belongs within: Pterostichitae.

Leiradira is a genus of ground beetles found in eastern Australia, characterised by a deep body, heavy head with relatively long and acuminate mandibles, geniculate antennae, mentum lacking a tooth, and inner lobe of maxilla lined with long slender teeth.

Leiradira Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |–L. (Leiradira) LM87
    |    |–*L. (L.) auricollis Castelnau 1867 (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |    |–L. (L.) alternans Darlington 1953 LM87
    |    |–L. (L.) blandula Tschitschérine 1898 LM87
    |    |–L. (L.) latreillei Castelnau 1867 LM87
    |    |    |–L. l. latreillei [incl. L. liopleura Chaudoir 1868] LM87
    |    |    `–L. l. chaudoiri Straneo 1941 LM87
    |    `–L. (L.) puella Tschitschérine 1898 LM87
    |–L. (Metadira Darlington 1961) LM87
    |    |–L. (*M.) aurifer Darlington 1961 LM87
    |    |–L. (M.) alticola Darlington 1961 LM87
    |    |–L. (M.) opacistriatis (Sloane 1902) [=Notonomus opacistriatis] LM87
    |    `–L. (M.) soror Darlington 1961 LM87
    `–L. (Stomimorphus Straneo 1953) LM87
         |–L. (*S.) violacea (Straneo 1953) [=*Stomimorphus violaceus] LM87
         |–L. (S.) jacobi Darlington 1961 LM87
         `–L. (S.) tenuis Darlington 1961 LM87

*Leiradira (Leiradira) auricollis Castelnau 1867 [incl. L. cupreicollis Tschitschérine 1897, L. purpurascens Tschitschérine 1897] 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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