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Head. Clypeo-ocular sulci moderately or shallowly impressed, straight or very slightly divergent; mentum deeply emarginate, sides very slightly divergent, paramedial pits absent; median tooth bifid; paraglossae small, without elongate setae at apex; ligular sclerite with two seta on apical margin; maxillary palpifer with one basal seta; antennae filiform, with three basal segments glabrous. Thorax. Pronotum trapezoidal, widening basad, two marginal setae; prosternal process with four to six apical setae; mesosternum with two to four apical setae; metasterna glabrous; proepisternum smooth; elytra fused, bordered at base, striae 1-6 very shallowly impressed, stria 7 very shallowly impressed or absent, striae 8-9 impressed but scarcely separated from each other and somewhat difficult to discern, apicolateral plica large and visible, parascutellar stria very shallowly impressed, obscured or absent, angular base of stria 1 absent or rarely very shallowly impressed and obscured, parascutellar setigerous punctures absent, no discal punctures, interval 7 sharply carinate throughout, interval 5 sharply carinate or raised and rounded in apical third, other intervals flat or convex; hind wing reduced; anterior tarsi of male with three basal segments expanded and squamose beneath, all tarsi dorsally glabrous. Abdomen. Ventrites 3-6 without sulci; aedeagus (Figs 18, 20) ostium dorsal, median lobe oriented left side up in repose; parameres broad, attenuate, right with long apex, left with small denticle; female reproductive tract (fig. 19) without dorsolateral bursal lobe, elongate spermatheca broadly attached laterally at base of common oviduct, spermatheca with appended gland, spermatheca with digitiform diverticulum near base, without spermathecal gland duct diverticulum.
New Caledonian species
Exemplars of species examined
All three New Caledonian species.
New Caledonian precinctive.
- Will, K; 2011: Taxonomic review of the Pterostichini and Loxandrini fauna of New Caledonia (Coleoptera, Carabidae) ZooKeys, 147: 337-397. doi
- Fauvel A (1903) Faune analytique des Coléoptères de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Revue d’Entomologie 22: 203-378.