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Omoglymmius (Caeconavitia)

Ross T. Bell
Containing group: Omoglymmius


Caeconavitia is a small subgenus with two species from Fiji and Australia.


The antennal stylet is present. The basal setae and the clypeal setae are absent. The eye is reduced, elongate, and about 0.33 of the depth of the head. Facetting of the cornea is not visible except under high magnification. The frontal grooves are deep and narrow. The gular pits are enlarged. The medial angles of the temporal lobes are simple, without translucent areas. The postorbital tubercles are absent.

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Omoglymmius (Caeconavitia) zimmermani. Dorsal aspect of (A) head and (B) pronotum.
Modified from Bell and Bell (1978). Copyright © 1978 Ross T. Bell and Joyce R. Bell.

The marginal groove of the pronotum is entire, not abbreviated posteriorly. Sterna III-V each have a transverse row of punctures. Sternum IV has deep and sternum V has shallow lateral pits in each sex.


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.

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.

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