Micratopus Casey, 1914

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.626.10033

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scientific name

Micratopus Casey, 1914
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Genus Micratopus Casey, 1914 

Type species.

Blemus aenescens  (LeConte, 1848).

Diagnosis.

Mentum without foveae; labrum bilobed, covering mandibles; head with single pair of supraorbital setae; elytra truncate; terminal abdominal ventrite of both male and female with four long setae, the lateral pair sickle-shaped. ABL = 1.2-3.0 mm.

Distribution.

Often abundant at lights, this speciose and underdescribed genus is known from southern North America to northern South America and the Caribbean ( Erwin 1991, Erwin et al. 2002).