Leiradira

Leiradira violacea, from Kipling Will.

Belongs within: Harpalinae.

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

*Leiradira (Leiradira) auricollis Castelnau 1867 [incl. L. cupreicollis Tschitschérine 1897, L. purpurascens Tschitschérine 1897]LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[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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