Journal of the Entomological Research Society, Vol 20, No 1 (2018)

Comparative Morphology and Morphometry of Badister (s. str) Species (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Occur in Baltic States, with Notes on Their Distribution in Local Fauna

Vytautas Tamutis, Maksims Balalaikins, Arvīds Barševskis, Romas Ferenca

Abstract


The results of studied problems of identification and distribution in the Baltic countries of four species of Badister (s. str.) subgenus: B. unipustulatus, B. meridionalis, B. bullatus, and B. lacertosus, are presented in the current paper. The relevance of a number of diagnostic body traits both in males and females is widely discussed and illustrated by original drawings. The morphological traits of some structures of the reproductive tract of females and their utility for identification of species have described for the first time. Based on analysis of published sources and on available material, the distribution of these species in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is specified and reviewed.


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