Aplothorax burchelli Waterhouse, 1841 (1842?)

Giant ground beetle, Burchell's Giant ground beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1967



St. Helena


Biology & Ecology










America, S. (1999). St Helena. Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories, 101.

Ashmole, Philip, and, Ashmole, Myrtle. (2004a). The invertebrates of Prosperous Bay Plain, St Helena: A survey, by Philip and Myrtle Ashmole, September – December 2003. Commissioned by the St Helena Government and financed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Peebles, Scotland: Kidston Mill.

Ashmole, Philip, and, Ashmole, Myrtle. (2004b). Guide to Invertebrates of Prosperous Bay Plain, St Helena and Illustrated account of species found on the Eastern Arid Area (EAA), including Prosperous Bay Plain, Holdfast Tom and Horse Point Plain. Peebles, Scotland: Kidston Mill. 92 pp. [automatic download]

Sota, Teiji et al. (2020). The origin of the giant ground beetle Aplothorax burchelli on St Helena Island. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 131(1): 50-60. [Abstract]

Wollaston, Thomas Vernon. (1877). Coleoptera Sancta-Helenae. London: John van Voorst.




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