Bembidion ignicola Blackburn

Liebherr, James K., 2009, Native And Alien Carabidae (Coleoptera) Share Lanai, An Ecologically Devastated Island, The Coleopterists Bulletin 63 (4), pp. 383-411: 397-398

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1649/1176.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0949D971-E9E0-4FD3-B4EC-2C47B6124223

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4924666

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A987B8-FFE1-EF35-629D-FA4BFEB5FDA2

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Bembidion ignicola Blackburn
status

 

Bembidion ignicola Blackburn  

Distribution. On Lanai, this species has been collected only once near Lanaihale ( Fig. 5D View Fig ). It is recorded from all of the other Hawaiian high islands ( Liebherr 2008 a). The specimen is brachypterous, suggesting long-term persistence of a population of this species on the island ( Southwood 1977).

Habitat. The single Lanai specimen was collected during daytime by beating foliage of a small ohia tree situated in open forest with uluhe fern understory. The ohia had a thin covering of lichens and some moss clumps. Cibotium Kaulfuss   tree ferns and other ohia trees were beaten in the vicinity, producing specimens of B. depressa   and M. filipes   .

Tribe Platynini  

Diagnosis. Diagnosable within the Hawaiian fauna by: 1) conjunct mesocoxal cavities; 2) glabrous mandibular scrobe; 3) mesally glabrous pronotal disc and third visible abdominal ventrite; and 4) lateral elytral margins bearing only lateral elytral setae situated in depressed foveae, without a pelage of fine microsetae covering the areas between the lateral setae (Liebherr and Zimmerman 2000). The five species of Blackburnia   plus the non-native platynine species M. buchanani   that are recorded from Lanai are taxonomically treated by Liebherr and Zimmerman (2000).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Bembidion