Bembidion sublimbatum (Wollaston, 1877:12)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bembidium sublimbatus Wollaston, 1877:12 (basionym); Pseudophilochthus sublimatus (Wollaston, 1877); Bembidion sublimbatus (Wollaston, 1877:12)


Conservation Status


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


"Pseudophilochthus sublimatus (CR/EX): a species of endemic groundbeetle, it was recorded from the High Central Ridge in an area which has subsequently eroded."

(Oldfield et al., 1999:107)



High Central Ridge, St Helena


Biology & Ecology







 Above: "copyright The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London, some rights reserved, distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). Scale bars: 1 mm." (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.

Oldfield, S. (compiler), Procter, D. (editor) and Fleming, L. V. (editor). (1999). Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories. Peterborough: Joint Nature Conservation Committee.


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