Bembidion megalops (Wollaston, 1877:14)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bembidium megalops Wollaston, 1877:14 (basionym)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1884-1886 (Maddison et al., 2020)



St. Helena


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology







Above: "Images copyright David R. Maddison 2019, released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0)." (Maddison et al., 2020)



Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Basilewsky, P. (1972). La faune terrestre de l’Île de Sainte-Hélène (deuxième partie). II. – Insectes. 9. Coleoptera. 1. Fam. Carabidae. Annales du Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale 8: 11–84.

Basilewsky, P. (1985). The South Atlantic island of Saint Helena and the origin of its beetle fauna, pp. 257-275. In: Ball, G. E. (ed.). Taxonomy, phylogeny and zoogeography of beetles and ants. A volume dedicated to the memory of Philip Jackson Darlington, Jr. (1904–1983). Dordrecht, Boston and Lancaster: Dr W. Junk.

Maddison, David R., Sproul, John S. and Mendel, Howard. (2020). Origin and adaptive radiation of the exceptional and threatened bembidiine beetle fauna of St Helena (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 189(4): 1155-1175.


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