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Omoglymmius (Nitiglymmius)

Ross T. Bell
Containing group: Omoglymmius


Nitiglymmius is a small subgenus with seven species found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and the Philippines. Most species are found at high altitudes.


The eyes are reduced, the wings are vestigial, and antennal stylet and basal setae are absent. The clypeal setae are absent. The medial angles of the temporal lobes are simple, without translucent areas. The eye is small, without visible facets, but with an internal reflecting disc at an oblique angle with the surface. The female's lateral pits on sternum IV are enlarged. The spur of the middle tibia is curved. The ventral surface is opalescent.

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Dorsal aspect of the head and prothorax of Omoglymmius (Nitiglymmius) semioculatus. Modified from Bell and Bell (1982). Copyright © 1982 Ross T. Bell and Joyce R. Bell.


Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1979. Rhysodini of the World part II. Revisions of the smaller genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 15: 377-446.

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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