Lymnastis 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: 96

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Lymnastis Motschulsky, 1862


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Genus Lymnastis Motschulsky, 1862 

Type species.

Lymnaeum indicum  (Motschuslky, 1851).


Mentum without foveae; labrum bilobed, covering mandibles; head with two pairs of supraorbital setae; elytra slightly truncate; terminal abdominal ventrite of male with two long, straight setae, female with four long, straight setae; body densely to sparsely setose.


This Old World genus is adventive in Hawaii and the Caribbean ( Erwin et al. 2002).