Blackburnia agonoides (Sharp, 1903:199)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Anchonymus agonoides Sharp, 1903 (basionym)


Transferred to the genus Blackburnia by (Liebherr & Zimmerman, 2000:164).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1 April 1896 (Liebherr & Zimmerman, 2000); 1896 (Polhemus et al., 2003)



Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA


"Localities. Perkins is the only one to collect this species, and all localities are in the vicinity of his 1894 camp above Olinda at 1210 m (Perkins 1894a), and his 1896 camp at about 1515 m (Perkins 1896b). Therefore the range of this species can be defined to the west by the limit offorest above Olinda, to the east by Waikamoi Gulch or possibly Koolau Gap, and in elevation by the 1200 and 1500 m contours."

(Liebherr & Zimmerman, 2000:166)


Biology & Ecology




Lectotype designated by (Liebherr & Zimmerman, 2000:166), and also mention a "series" of this species collected by Perkins.



For a photo of a preserved specimen see (Liebherr & Zimmerman, 2000:154).



Original scientific description:

Sharp, D. (1903). Coleoptera, Caraboidea, pp. 175-292. In: Sharp, D. (ed.). Fauna Hawaiiensis 3. Cambridge: University Press.


Other references:

Liebherr, James K. and Zimmerman, Elwood C. (2000). Insects of Hawaii, vol. 16. Hawaiian Carabidae (Coleoptera), part 1: Introduction and tribe Platynini. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: University of Hawaii Press. [p. 62: species key; p. 154: museum specimen; p. 164: taxon profile]

Nishida, Gordon M. (ed.). (2002). Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropod Checklist, 4th ed. Bishop Museum Technical Report no. 22 (Contribution No. 2002-005 to the Hawaii Biological Survey). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum. iv + 313 pp.

Polhemus, Dan A., Ewing, Curtis P., Kahaloa'a, R. and Liebherr, James, K. (2003). Rediscovery of Blackburnia anomala (Coleoptera: Carabidae), in East Maui, Hawai'i, after a 107-year hiatus. Pacific Science 57(2): 161-166.


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