Moirainpa Erwin, 1984

Boyd, Olivia F. & Erwin, Terry L., 2016, Taxonomic review of New World Tachyina (Coleoptera, Carabidae): descriptions of new genera, subgenera, and species, with an updated key to the subtribe in the Americas, ZooKeys 626, pp. 87-123: 95

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Moirainpa Erwin, 1984


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Genus Moirainpa Erwin, 1984 

Type species.

Moirainpa amazona  Erwin, 1984.


Mentum without foveae; eyes reduced and pubescent, with a few large facets; labrum not covering mandibles; foretibia notched apicolaterally; elytron entire, with serrate humeral margin; ARG absent; body subdepressed, pubescent. ABL = 1.0 mm.


Known from várzea white water inundation forests of the upper to middle Amazon River drainage ( Erwin 1984).