Notes on the Bembidiina of Taiwan with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Pages 577-598
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | 2009/49/2

This paper provides new observations on the Bembidiina of Taiwan, still poorly known, and deals with their relationships with the Chinese and Japanese lineages. The extreme tendency to endemism of the Taiwanese Bembidiina (14 out of the currently 19 known species are endemic) is emphasized by three new endemic species described in this paper: Bembidion (Blepharoplataphus) teradai sp. nov., B. (Trichoplataphus) seijii sp. nov. and B. (Trichoplataphus) jelineki sp. nov. One poorly known Taiwanese species, B. (Armatocillenus) sauteri Jedlička, 1954, is redescribed and the male genitalia of two species, B. (Ocydromus) shunichii Habu, 1973 and B. (Desarmatocillenus) foochowense Lindroth, 1980, are described for the first time. An updated checklist and a key for the determination of the Taiwanese Bembidiina are also provided.

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