Bembidion (Peryphus), Dejean, 1821

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

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scientific name

Bembidion (Peryphus)
status

 

Subgenus Peryphus Dejean, 1821 

Peryphus  Dejean, 1821: 17. Type species: Carabus littoralis  Olivier, 1795 (= Bembidium tetracolum  Say, 1823) designated by Westwood (1838: 7). Etymology. Possibly from the Greek peri (very) and phos (light, by extension bright, clear) [masculine]. The name was proposed by Johann Karl Megerle von Mühlfeld and made available by Dejean.

Diversity.

About 65 species in the Nearctic (21 species, three of them adventive), Neotropical (four species in Middle America shared with North America), Palaearctic (about 50 species), and Afrotropical (one species in Ethiopia, Bembidion scottustulatum  Netolitzky) Regions. Three species ( Bembidion dauricum  , Bembidion obscurellum  and Bembidion petrosum  ) are Holarctic.

Identification.

Lindroth (1963b: 330-342, as tetracolum, transversale, striola, and in part grapei groups) covered all but six ( Bembidion lugubre  , Bembidion pernotum  , Bembidion mexicanum  , Bembidion perspicuum  , Bembidion sarpedon  , and Bembidion femoratum  ) of the species found in North America. Maddison and Swanson (2010: 26-29) briefly discussed the status of each species of the transversale group but did not include a key to separate all species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Bembidion