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Carabidae Carabidae of the World

Subfamily Pseudomorphinae Newman, 1842

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Sphallomorpha speciosa (Pascoe, 1866)Sphallomorpha maculigera (Macleay, 1864)
Sphallomorpha maculigera (Macleay, 1864)
Male adult
Sphallomorpha maculigera (Macleay, 1864)
Museum of Zurich
Copyright © Alexander Anichtchenko
Cainogenion (Cainogenion) ipsoides (Westwood, 1837)
Cainogenion (Cainogenion) ipsoides (Westwood, 1837)
Male adult
Victoria, Australia (coll. FMNH).
Symbiotic host: Unknown.
© Field Museum of Natural History
from www.myrmecophile.net
Copyright © Alexander Anichtchenko
Yasunimorpha piranha Erwin & Geraci, 2008
Yasunimorpha piranha Erwin & Geraci, 2008 Holotype
Male adult
Ecuador, nr. Yasuni National Park, Onkone, Gare Station, 0.657° S, 076.452° W, 236m, 16 January 1994 (T.L. Erwin, et al.)
(NMNH:ADP110379)
Copyright © Terry Erwin
Samiriamorpha grace Erwin & Geraci, 2008
Samiriamorpha grace Erwin & Geraci, 2008 Holotype
Male adult
Perú: Loreto Department, nr. Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Cocha Shinguito, nr. Rio Samiria, 05.179° S, 074.654° W, 119 m, 13 June 1990
Copyright © Terry Erwin
Manumorpha biolat Erwin & Geraci, 2008
Manumorpha biolat Erwin & Geraci, 2008 Holotype
Male adult
Perú: Madre de Dios, Manu National Reserve, Rio Manu, Pakitza, Trocha Pacal – 25, 11.941° S, 071.303° W, 356m, 14 October 1991
(T.L. Erwin & M.G. Pogue)
Copyright © Terry Erwin
Pseudomorpha (Pseudomorpha) excrucians Kirby, 1825
Pseudomorpha (Pseudomorpha) excrucians Kirby, 1825
Male adult
USA: Covington, LA
Copyright © Terry Erwin
Tuxtlamorpha tuxtla (Liebherr & Will, 1997)
Tuxtlamorpha tuxtla (Liebherr & Will, 1997)
Female adult
México – Vera Cruz, Estac. Biol. Los Tuxtlas, 1/9-VII-1988, 150m el., at light (J.A. Chemsak) (UCBC: EMEC61656).
Copyright © Terry Erwin
Notopseudomorpha laevissima (Chaudoir, 1852)Cryptocephalomorpha laosensis Baehr, 2013
Cryptocephalomorpha laosensis Baehr, 2013 Holotype
Female adult
LAOS-NE, Xiang Khouang prov. 19°37-8′N 103°20′E, 30km NE Phonsavan: Ban Na Lam→Phou Sane Mt., 1300-1500m, 10-30.v.2009, M. Brancucci leg. / NHMB Basel, NMPC Prague Laos 2009 Expedition, M. Brancucci, M. Geiser, D. Hauck, Z. Kraus, D. Hauck, V. Kubáò (NHMB).
Copyright © Martin Baehr
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According to Ober and Maddison (2008), Pseudomorphini appears as a branch of the higher Carabidae and associated with Graphipterini and Orthogonini; according to Erwin and Geraci (2008), the adelphotaxon is the tribe Orthogonini. All three tribes are associated in some way with ants or termites. Male genitalia of pseudomorphines have a bonnet-shaped phallobase as in the lebiomorphs, yet their accompanying parameres are large and nearly symmetrical (and in some species the parameres are sparsely setiferous), as in some primitive lineages of the family. Many known lineages of Pseudomorphini have been so highly selected for life with ants (and possibly termites) that external structures do not help much in discovering more normal carabid relatives (cf. Erwin and Amundson, in press).
Taxonomy references: Baehr (1992, 1997); Erwin (2013), Erwin and Geraci (2008); Notman (1925), Ogueta (1967).
Larval references: Erwin (1981); Lenko (1972); Liebherr and Kavanaugh (1985), Moore (1964, 1974, 1983).


Information taken from Erwin, 2013. Beetles that live with ants (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pseudomorphini): A remarkable new genus and species from Guyane (French Guiana), Guyanemorpha spectabilis gen. n., sp. n. Zookeys, 358: 11–23.
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