Tachysbembix Erwin, 2004

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: 106

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Tachysbembix Erwin, 2004


Taxon classification Animalia Coleoptera Carabidae

Genus Tachysbembix Erwin, 2004  

Type species.

Tachysbembix sirena   Erwin, 2004.


Mentum bearing paired foveae; anterior tibia with apicolateral notch; dorsal surface dull, with coarse, granulate microsculpture; head and eyes large; head and pronotum subequal in greatest width; pronotum round, subcordiform; pronotal hind angles tiny, laterally produced; i8 slightly bent around Eo5-6; ARG elongate, anterior hook laterally remote from 4th discal seta. ABL = 3.3-3.9 mm.


Known from shoreline habitats along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica ( Erwin 2004) and undescribed species from México to Colombia (Erwin in prep).