Carabidae (Ground Beetles)

The Carabids are the largest family of beetles.  Many are shiny black, but some are brightly coloured and can become targets of collectors (Tasmanian species are all protected). Most are carnivorous.  They mainly live on the ground, but also on trees, under bark or wetlands.  Some adult Carabids can defend themselves with chemicals, spraying it at predators or making themselves smell too much to be palatable.  

Subfamily Agoninae

Genus Laemostenus


Subfamily Broscinae

Genus Promecoderus

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Subfamily Bembidiinae

Genus Bembidion

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Subfamily Cicindelidae (Tiger Beetles)

Genus Myriochila


Subfamily Cyclosominae

Genus Sarothrocrepis

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Subfamily Harpalinae

Genus Hypharpax


Subfamily Lebiinae

Genus Demetrida


Genus Trigonothops

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Genus Anomotarus


Pending ID - Lebiinae

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Subfamily Licininae

Genus Dichrochile


Subfamily Pentagonicinae

Genus Homethes


Genus Scopodes


Subfamily Pterostichinae

Genus Pseudoceneus


Genus Catadromus

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Subfamily Pseudomorphinae

Genus Adelotopus


Genus Silphomorpha


Subfamily Psydrinae

Genus Mecyclothorax


Subfamily Scaritinae

Genus Scaraphites

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Genus Clivina


Pending ID


Pending ID - Carabidae

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References

Darlington, P. J. 1956. Australian carabid beetles III. Notes of the Agonini. Psyche 63: 1-10.

Grove, S. J. 2010. Tasmanian Forest Insect Collection web-site. No longer available. Last accessed: 2 May 2012.

Hangay, G. & Zborowski, P. 2010. A Guide to the Beetles of Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Lawrence, J. & Britton, E. 1994. Australian Beetles. Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

Matthews, E.G. 1980. A guide to the genera of Beetles of South Australia. Part 1 Archostemata and Adephaga. Special Educational Bulletin Series, South Australian Museum, Adelaide.

Semmens, T. D., McQuillan, P. B., & Hayhurst G. 1992. Catalogue of the Insects of Tasmania. Department of Primary Industry Tasmania.

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