Scopodes

Scopodes boops, copyright Lynne Forster.

Belongs within: Odacanthini.

Scopodes is a genus of ground beetles found in Indonesia and Australasia, characterised by large, strongly protruding eyes and a pentagonal pronotum.

<==Scopodes Erichson 1842 [incl. Molpus Newman 1842]LM87
    |--*S. boops Erichson 1842 [incl. *Molpus sexpunctus Newman 1842]LM87
    |--S. aeneus Macleay 1871LM87
    |--S. angulicollis Macleay 1871 [incl. S. rimosicollis Sloane 1903]LM87
    |--S. aterrimus Chaudoir 1872 [incl. S. sydneyensis Sloane 1903]LM87
    |--S. denticollis Macleay 1864 [incl. S. sexfoveatus Macleay 1888]LM87
    |--S. elaphroidesM83
    |--S. flavipes Blackburn 1894 [incl. S. lineatus Lea 1908]LM87
    |--S. griffithi Sloane 1903LM87
    |--S. intermedius Blackburn 1894LM87
    |--S. intricatus Blackburn 1895LM87
    |--S. laevis Macleay 1871LM87
    |--S. ocellatus Moore 1963LM87
    |--S. rugatus Blackburn 1894LM87
    |--S. sigillatus Germar 1848 [incl. S. sericeus Macleay 1871]LM87
    |--S. simplex Blackburn 1894LM87
    |--S. splendens Moore 1963LM87
    |--S. tasmanicus Bates 1878LM87
    `--S. tripunctatus Chaudoir 1852LM87

*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.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

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