Bembidion (Actedium), Motschulsky, 1864

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 364-365

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scientific name

Bembidion (Actedium)
status

 

Subgenus Actedium Motschulsky, 1864 

Actedium  Motschulsky, 1864: 182. Type species: Bembidium kuesteri  Schaum, 1845 designated by Dallas (1866: 426). Etymology. From the Greek acte (seashore, coastal) and the suffix -idion (little), alluding to the habitat where the two small carabid species in the hands of Motschulsky were found ("les espèces vivent sur le bord de la mer") [neuter].

Diversity.

Northern Hemisphere, with five species in the Nearctic (one species) and Palaearctic (four European and northern African species, one of them endemic to the Canary Islands) Regions.

Identification.

Lindroth (1963b: 265) treated the North American species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Bembidion