Bembidion (Ochthedromus), LeConte, 1847

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 359

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scientific name

Bembidion (Ochthedromus)
status

 

Subgenus Ochthedromus LeConte, 1847 

Ochthedromus  LeConte, 1847: 453. Type species: Bembidium americanum  Dejean, 1831 designated by Lindroth (1963b: 249). Etymology. From the Greek ochthos (bank) and dromos (running), alluding to the habitat where the species of this taxon are found [masculine].

Diversity.

Three North American species.

Identification.

Lindroth (1963b: 249-250) recognized two species, Bembidium americanum  and Bembidium bifossulatum  , in this subgenus and treated both in his monograph. Maddison (1993: 160) showed that one of the species, Bembidium bifossulatum  , consisted of two distinct forms which he treated as subspecies. Subsequently (Maddison 2012: 541) he listed them as distinct species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Bembidion