Megacephala (Pseudotetracha)

Female Megacephala blackburni, from Mal et al. (2012).

Belongs within: Megacephalini.

The subgenus Pseudotetracha of the genus Megacephala is a group of bright metallic-coloured tiger beetles found on Australian salt flats.

Megacephala (Pseudotetracha Fleutiaux 1894)G07
|--M. (*P.) cylindrica Macleay 1863 [incl. M. frenchi Sloane 1893]LM87
|--M. (P.) australis (Chaudoir 1865)G07 [=Tetracha australisLM87; incl. T. waterhousii Castelnau 1867LM87]
|--M. (P.) blackburni (Fleutiaux 1895)G07 [=Tetracha blackburniLM87]
|--M. (P.) castelnaui Sloane 1906G07
|--M. (P.) cuprascens Sumlin 1997G07
|--M. (P.) greyanus (Sloane 1901)G07, LM87 [=Tetracha greyanusLM87]
|--M. (P.) helmsi (Blackburn 1892)G07 [=Tetracha helmsiLM87]
|--M. (P.) ion Sumlin 1997G07
|--M. (P.) marginicollis Sloane 1906G07
|--M. (P.) mendacia Sumlin 1997G07
|--M. (P.) oleadorsa Sumlin 1992G07
`--M. (P.) pulchra (Brown 1869)G07 [=Tetracha pulchraLM87]
|--M. p. pulchraLM87
`--M. p. pseudoblackburni Horn 1923LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[G07] Golding, M. R. 2007. A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia. Part 2: Cicindelidae. Ocean Publishing.

[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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