[Taxacom] Cicindela in Australia

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 20:08:08 CST 2018

Hello Vratislav,

I am no expert on beetles, but the relevant page on Cicindela in Atlas of
Living Australia (which draws its name information from the Australian
Faunal Directory or AFD) looks like this:

subgenus Cicindela (Antennaria) Dokhtouroff, 1883
subgenus Cicindela (Archidela) Rivalier, 1963
subgenus Cicindela (Cylindera) Westwood, 1831
subgenus Cicindela (Euzona) Rivalier, 1963
subgenus Cicindela (Grandopronotalia) Horn, 1936
subgenus Cicindela (Hypaetha) LeConte, 1860
subgenus Cicindela (Macfarlandia) Sumlin, 1981
subgenus Cicindela (Micromentignatha) Sumlin, 1981
subgenus Cicindela (Myriochile) Motschulsky, 1861
subgenus Cicindela (Rivacindela) Brouerius van Nidek, 1973
subgenus Cicindela subg. Neocicindela

see here:

I tried to source the same information directly from AFD (which gives a
fuller explanation for taxonomic decisions in some cases) but the latter
appeared to be offline at the moment.

I note that in Wikipedia there are some 16 additional subgenera listed for
Cicindela. You would have to check these names individually in ALA / AFD to
see if any of these are included in the present Australian species list and
if so, at what rank.

Best regards - Tony

Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

On 15 January 2018 at 12:12, <bayshark at exemail.com.au> wrote:

> Hi
> I would like to know if there is a genus Cicindela valid for Australia or
> all subgenera has to be elevated to genus.
> Regards
> Vratislav
> (name) Wratislaw Ricardo Eugene Maria John Baptist
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