Brachynidius Reitter, 1919,

Aston, Paul, 2016, Catalogue and Bibliography of the Hong Kong Carabidae Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera: Adephaga), with notes on the historic boundaries of Hong Kong as related to zoological collections, Zootaxa 4121 (3), pp. 201-257: 206

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Brachynidius Reitter, 1919


Subgenus Brachynidius Reitter, 1919 

Brachinus  ( Brachynidius  ) sp.

A number of beetles were identified as members of this subgenus, but from the illustrations given by Kirschenhofer (2012), they appear to be neither of the two species expected in east Asia, Brachinus (Brachynidius) modestus Schmidt-Göbel, 1846  , or Brachinus (Brachynidius) puncticollis Schmidt-Göbel, 1846  . Material: 1 ex. W.T.L., 6.xi. 14; 1 ex. W.T.L., 11.xi.06. Biology: Imago found November. Can be attracted to light. It may well be that this is a higher altitude species, descending to lower altitudes due to the temperature drop which usually occurs in November. Fully winged and capable of flight.