Meotachys Erwin, 1974

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: 109

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

publication LSID

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scientific name

Meotachys Erwin, 1974
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Genus Meotachys Erwin, 1974 

Type species.

Tachys ampicollis  Bates, 1882.

Diagnosis.

Subdepressed to dorsally convex; testaceous to rufous; mentum bearing paired circular foveae; foretibia notched apicolaterally; basal protarsomere of male dilated, medially dentiform; mesepisternum with or without small fovea; elytral strial interneurs varied in form, punctate to striatiopunctate; i8 apically curvy, diverted medially at Eo5-6 and Eo7; ARG short and arcuate or rudimentary and continuous with i3. ABL = 1.2-4.6 mm.

Distribution.

Meotachys  species occupy diverse habitats and are described from México to southern Brazil (Erwin 1974, 1991).