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Xhosores figuratus

Ross T. Bell
Containing group: Omoglymmiina


Xhosores is a genus from South Africa with only one species.


The dorsal surface of the body is opaque and very coarsely punctate. The pronotum has angular setae (the only genus of Omoglymmiina to possess them). The paramedian grooves of the pronotum are complete. The pronotum is without lateral setae. The elytron has 6-7 setae in stria IV and about 5 subapicals in stria VII. Minor setae are present on antennomeres VII-X. The eye is large. Temporal setae are absent.

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Xhosores figuratus. (A) Dorsal aspect of head, pronotum, and elytra. (B) Male hind leg.
Modified from Bell and Bell (1978). Copyright © 1978 Ross T. Bell and Joyce R. Bell.

The hind tibia of the male is sharply bent at the middle, and the distal half is occupied by a very large, triangular calcar, which is adapted to a deep, nearly linear slit occupying the lateral margins of sterna IV and V. The hind tibia has two spurs. The middle tibia has two spurs in the female, only one in the male.

Other Names for Xhosores figuratus


Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1978. Rhysodini of the World part I. A new classification of the tribe, and a synopsis of Omoglymmius subgenus Nitiglymmius, new subgenus (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 14: 43-88.

Brinck, P. 1965. Coleoptera: Rhysodidae XIV. Pages 464-472 in South African Animal Life. Results of the Lund University Expedition 1950-1951 (B. Hanström, P. Brinck, and G. Rudebeck, eds.) Swedish Natural Research Council, Stockholm.

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Ross T. Bell
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Bell, Ross T. 2000. Xhosores. Xhosores figuratus. Version 01 March 2000 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Xhosores_figuratus/2007/2000.03.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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