Tachyina (Pericompsus), Motschulsky, 1862

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: 114

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scientific name

Tachyina (Pericompsus)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Subgenus Pericompsus sensu stricto 

Type species.

Bembidium ephippiatum  Say, 1834.

Diagnosis.

Typically elongate, subcylindrical in form; pronotum quadrate to narrowed in basal fourth; elytral i8 with a deep fovea at or just anterior to midpoint of elytron and two smaller, subhumeral foveae of variable size; elytral interneurs punctate to striatiopunctate; elytra usually testaceous with darker markings resembling ink blotches. ABL = 1.88-3.72 mm. ( Erwin 1974a; Erwin et al. 2002).

Distribution.

Species of this subgenus are numerous and described from across the New World between the temperate mid-latitudes of North and South America and some of the Caribbean islands.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Tachyina