Chlaenius (Epomis)

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Chlaenius (Epomis)


Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Harpalinae
Supertribus: Chlaeniitae
Tribus: Chlaeniini
Subtribus: Chlaeniina
Genus: Chlaenius
Subgenus: Chlaenius (Epomis)
Species: C. (E.) circumscriptus - C. (E.) dejeanii


Epomis Bonelli, 1810


  • Brandmayr, P.; Bonacci, T.; Brandmayr, T.Z. 2010: Larval morphology of Epomis circumscriptus (Duftschmid 1812) and of first instar E. dejeani, Dejean, 1831, (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Chlaeniini), with morphofunctional remarks. Zootaxa, 2388: 49–58. Preview
  • Wizen, G.; Gasith, A. 2011: Color variability and body size of larvae of two Epomis species (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in Israel, with a key to the larval stages. ZooKeys, 119: 37–52. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.119.1451
  • Wizen, G.; Gasith, A. 2011: An unprecedented role reversal: ground beetle larvae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) lure amphibians and prey upon them. PLoS One, 6 (9): e25161. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025161


  • Ground beetles of the genus Epomis (Carabidae): atlas of beetles of Russia [1]
  • Photos and videos of larvae and adult predation on amphibians