Notes on the Bembidiina of Taiwan with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 577-598, 2009
Abstract: 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) shu- nichii 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.
Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiina, Armatocillenus, Bembidion, Blepharoplataphus, Desarmatocillenus, Ocydromus, Odontium, Plataphus, Pseudolimnaeum, Trichoplataphus, Sinechostictus, taxonomy, checklist, key for species, Taiwan.