Omoglymmius (Pyxiglymmius)Ross T. Bell
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Pyxiglymmius is a moderately sized subgenus with ten species from the Oriental region north to Japan. It is apparently absent from India, and the true locality of one species (O. lederi) is unknown.
The antenna does not have an apical stylet. The basal setae are present on antennomeres VIII-X (in most species also on VI and VII). The clypeal setae are absent. The frontal grooves are deep and complete. Each temporal lobe has two medial angles widely separated by emargination. The medial margin is without a translucent area. The postorbital tubercle is present. The eye is large and distinctly facetted. The gular tubercle is prominent in most species.
Omoglymmius (Pyxiglymmius) cristatus. (A) Dorsal aspect of head and pronotum. (B) Antennal segment XI. (C) Lateral aspect of head. Modified from Bell and Bell (1982). Copyright © 1982 Ross T. Bell and Joyce R. Bell.
The punctures of the abdominal sterna are scattered. The lateral pits of the female are very prominent on sternum IV. In most species they have a complex structure with a "brace" and with longitudinal striation.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1982. Rhysodini of the World Part III. Revision of Omoglymmius Ganglbauer (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae) and substitutions for preoccupied generic names. Quaestiones Entomologicae 18: 127-259.
Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1993. Rhysodine beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae): New species, new data, and revised keys to Omoglymmius (Subgenera Omoglymmius and Pyxiglimmius). Annals of Carnegie Museum 62(2): 165-185 .
Ross T. Bell
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
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