Rhyzodiastes (Temoana)Ross T. Bell
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Temoana is by far the largest subgenus with 29 species ranging from the Caroline Islands, the Solomon Islands, and Australia westward to eastern India and the Anadaman Islands and north to Taiwan.
The antenna has an apical stylet (minute in some species) and tufts of minor setae on antennal segments IV-X or V-X. Clypeal setae are present. The compound eye is narrow and crescentic. The genae are glabrous below the eyes. The inner carina of the pronotum is sloped gradually to the paramedian groove. In most species, pollinosity is limited to the border between the paramedian groove and the outer carina (it is more extensive in R. pollinosus). The outer carina is not greatly broadened at the middle. Intercalary stria are absent. Most species have elytral striae that are impunctate to very finely punctate (R. sulcicollis is an exception).
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1985. Rhysodini of the World Part IV. Revisions of Rhyzodiastes and Clinidium, with new species in other genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 21(1): 1-172.
Ross T. Bell
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
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